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All about Ayurveda

By Granniez Green Herbs on Tue Apr 12, 2022

Ayurveda is a system of alternative medicine that has its origins in the Indian subcontinent. Ayurveda’s theory and practise are pseudoscientific. Ayurveda is widely used in India and Nepal, with over 80% of the population claiming to use it.

Ayurveda, homoeopathy, and Siddha are all ideologies in and of themselves, and are among the most prominent types of alternative medicine today. Ayurveda is formed from two Sanskrit roots: Ayuh and Veda.

India has a long history of traditional knowledge, including traditional medicine — Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa-Rigpa, and Homeopathy, to name a few — that dates back thousands of years. Our country has a big medicinal plant collection. Ayurveda is a holistic healthcare approach that focuses on physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being and includes preventative, promotional, therapeutic, and palliative care.

Ayurvedic medicine is a classic piece of medicine that originated in the Indian subcontinent. Ayurvedic therapy is founded on managing and comprehending nature’s energy forces, known as doshas. The Vata dosha, Pitta dosha, and Kapha dosha are the three doshas. We may come into harmony with ourselves and our genuine spirit by balancing these varied energies and sustaining our energy unity with nature. It also contributes to greater health when all of these forces and energy pathways in the body are optimised.

While this is part of the idea underlying this therapeutic practise, many of the commonly used medicines and therapies have also been scientifically investigated and proven. Ayurvedic medicine was as successful thousands of years ago as it is now, but now practitioners have a better understanding of the science and active substances underlying so many of these natural medicines.

Within the Ayurvedic method, one can be diagnosed in eight various ways: via pulse, faeces, urine, tongue, appearance, touch, vision, or speech. Treatment options range from massage, yoga, and meditation to the ingestion of plant-based tinctures, alcoholic drinks, and special herbal formulations once a diagnosis has been made.

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian holistic and natural health system. Ayurveda means “the science of life” in Sanskrit (the Sanskrit root ayur means “longevity” or “life,” and veda means “science”). While allopathic medicine focuses on illness treatment, Ayurveda teaches us how to avoid disease and eradicate its core cause if it does develop.

Over the course of two millennia, Ayurvedic remedies have changed and evolved. Herbal medications, specific diets, meditation, yoga, massage, laxatives, enemas, and medicinal oils are examples of therapies. Complex plant compounds, minerals, and metal components are commonly used in Ayurvedic remedies (perhaps under the influence of early Indian alchemy or rasashastra). Surgical methods such as rhinoplasty, kidney stone extractions, sutures, and foreign object extraction were also taught in ancient Ayurvedic writings.

Across the last several years, Ayurveda has seen significant expansion all over the world. A lot of focus has been placed on publicising the enormous benefits of conventional medical systems under the skilled leadership of our prime minister. As individuals become more aware of the advantages of Ayurveda and its role in maintaining good health, there has been a shift in health-seeking behaviours.

Since Ayurveda has long been a part of Indian culture and tradition, it enjoys a certain amount of acceptability in the society. Ayurveda has gained popularity and widespread acceptance in recent years as an evidence-based treatment system. Ayurveda’s unique, holistic, and wholesome qualities are praised and accepted as a means of healthy living all over the world.

Ayurveda is formed from two Sanskrit roots: Ayuh and Veda. The term’s literal meaning is ‘Science of Life.’ The Creator, ‘Brahma,’ is thought to be the source of Ayurveda. Traditionally, knowledge was passed down from Gurus to Sisyas and from one generation to the next. It is assumed to be eternal since no one knows when it was not present. All of this demonstrates the company’s lengthy history and strong ties to Indian culture. It is punya (virtuous) because medical science is considered as the most holy profession since it provides relief to humanity’s suffering. Ayurveda is considered an upaveda of Atharvaveda, however Patanjali is the first to use the name ayurveda.

Ayurveda is concerned with the good, bad, joyful, and sad aspects of life, as well as the promoters and non-promoters, span, and nature. And Ayurveda, the science of life, is concerned with life as a whole, which includes the body, sensory organs, mind, and self. This science is special in that it stresses prevention in order to safeguard the health of the healthy and normal person. There are recommendations for the best routine, nutrition, and medications based on the individual’s constitution and needs. A clear depiction of optimal behaviour for psychological and social wellness is also included.

The present state of world healthcare has established a market for Ayurvedic goods and practises. Academicians, scientists, and health seekers from all over the world are interested in learning about and using Ayurveda’s knowledge base. In the Ayurveda industry, the Indian government has offered opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Karthik P R
Karthik P R
2 years ago

Interesting article about Ayurveda. Thanks.

Granniez Green Herbs
Granniez Green Herbs
Reply to  Karthik P R
2 years ago

Thanks for your comment.