Native to India, Ayurveda is the ancient medicinal form, developed during the Vedic times, about 5000 years ago. The word 'Ayur' means life, while 'Veda' means science. Therefore, Ayurveda literally means the 'Science of Life'. It is not just a medicinal system, but also a way of life. Ayurveda deals with the physical, as well as spiritual health. The medicinal form is governed by the laws of nature, which suggest that life is a combination of senses, mind, body and soul. According to the Science of Life, the structural aspect of every individual comprises five elements - earth, water, fire, air and space.
While giving Ayurvedic treatment to a person to cure a particular
disease, the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being is
taken into consideration. The best part of acquiring an Ayurvedic
treatment is that if the prescribed doses of medicine are taken, the
diseases can be cured in the most effect way. The Ayurvedic medicines
generally come in the form of powders, tablets, decoctions, and
medicated oils, that are prepared from natural herbs, plants and
minerals. In addition, the diseases treated and cured by Ayurvedic
medicines do not cause any side effects.
According to Ayurveda, the structural aspect of every individual is
made up of five elements - earth, water, fire, air and space. The
functional aspect of the body is governed by three biological humors.
Traditional techniques and processes are used to prepare the medicines
at home, while certain amount of mechanization is inevitably used for
large-scale production. The beauty of the therapeutics is that they
contain the active principles in their natural forms and their
administration in prescribed dozes does not cause any side effects to
Ayurveda gives a complete look into the lifestyle of a person, like
starting from his/her personality to the daily food habits. The Science
of Life helps us in understanding each individual at a very subtle
personal level and giving a detailed description about the diet, daily
routine, lifestyle, actions and activities to be followed. The science
teaches how to live life in a balance way. Ayurveda aims at having a
healthy and happy society, free from diseases. In short, the aim of
Ayurveda is to maintain the health of healthy people and to cure the
diseases of sick people.
India has gained worldwide recognition for its indigenous and extensive
Ayurvedic treatment. Various centers are established throughout the
length and breadth of the country, wherein authentic Ayurvedic treatment
is given. Kerala is the hub of Ayurvedic treatments in India. Ayurvedic
treatment's soothing effect on the body and soul has attracted tourists
from different parts of the country as well as from across the globe.
This has proved a boon for tourism in the states of India, especially
Kerala, where Ayurvedic treatment is given at various health centers and