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Introduction to Ayurveda (Traditional Medicine of India)


History of Ayurveda

Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India. It comes from the root words of Sanskrit(an ancient Indo-European language of India).Ayurvedic medicine (also called Ayurveda ) is one of the world’s oldest medical systems. It originated in India more than 3,000 years ago and remains one of the country’s traditional health care systems.

Ayurveda is a-life treatment knowledge.It is also known as “The earth’s oldest healing system” in the traditional way.

In olden days like 5000 years back we don’t have any kind of medical treatment ( as of now we have like allopathic and homeopathic medicine ) only treatment we have in existence is Ayurveda (healing with herbs).Apparently,  Ayurveda has spread its information world widely.




Who is known as the father of Indian Ayurveda?

Acharya Charak  born in 300 BC was one of the principal contributors to the ancient art and science of Ayurveda, which is easy to understand, a system of medicine and lifestyle developed in Ancient India. Acharya Charak has been crowned as the Father of Medicine. His renowned work, the “Charak Samhita“, is considered as an encyclopedia of  Ayurveda.

Primarily we have three medical systems:

1.Indian  Ayurveda

2.Traditional Chinese Ayurveda

3.Western herbal-ism, applying their medical classifications to the use of herbs around the world.

Even we are globalized and we are in 21 st  century we still follow  our grandparents  home remedies, most of the remedies are used by just common sense, we had grown up in a culture, such as India, which still has an entire natural healing tradition,  which is introduced from our grandparent’s knee (commonly home remedies of Ayurvedic herbs used at home like turmeric, ginger, black pepper,  Jeera, sontti(—) and fenugreek etc). Since ages, the monks and the yoga masters served our people to cure the diseases with the herbs, leafs and with roots. And from then and now, our physicians have been rediscovering this timeless health wisdom, Ayurveda is practiced by more than 400,000 Ayurvedic doctors, and is recognized by the WHO as an effective health science.

Understanding Ayurvedic herbal-ism can keep you well. The knowledge about to share will keep you balanced health. And balanced health can be a priceless gift. Imagine a time in the near future when you are free from sickness when you haven’t been bothered by even a sniffle or a rash for a long, long time,  Ayurveda helps that future become a reality.

 Natural Medicine – Ayurvedic medicine benefits

Natural medicine and self-care are leading us, out of our critical and present thinking and our systems of health care have created. Ayurveda is the ultimate self-care system. Natural healing is all about prevention. The techniques of Ayurvedic self-care are geared toward never allowing you to have a symptom, and if you do, to bringing you back into balance quickly and effectively.Ayurveda has a different view of the healthy human-it helps us to be active and energized the day of the human.

[I can give the best example for natural healing when I was 27yr old we tried to plan for a child but unfortunately, I was overweight  ( 125kg) with a thyroid problem and with lot more problems. Doctor said chances are very low to conceive..then I adopted Natural living ..I changed my food habits started eating fruits, sprouts and veggies ..days passed little bit improvement is there so I started doing yoga my mind, my heart both are in sink  I am feeling  very energetic, very healthy and very active there is no giddiness at all . Miraculously I reduced my weight and  I was shocked that all my problems have vanished, also I have conceived.Still, I follow  Natural food ]

In this article, you will come to know how Ayurveda can bring balance and keep them well for life with simple solutions.

How does your body work; how does it heal? what are the proper foods and herbs? why we use them? why can herbs, food & spices heal us? How does it all fit together?

Why Ayurveda?

Nowadays you have noticed that there are n-number of natural healing theories and methods, and that they all seem to conflict with each other. How were they alright?

They can and they are. But it doesn’t works for everyone. Individualization is the key. We are born into different bodies, each with a different heritage and we have all lived different lives.

You may have heard of several theories and you may have practiced some. If you got well, you may get a convert. If you didn’t get well, you may go on to the next theory. What we really need is a reasonable, logical and systematic way of understanding our individual needs and applying remedies to bring back health and happiness in our body that works right year after year.

Traditional natural healing systems have already worked out this individualized approach. Ayurveda has worked out the idea that people are different and need to be treated differently, and the techniques worked successfully. Ayurvedic medicine is a coherent, cohesive theory that explains the success of the spectrum of effective health programs. Ayurveda gives us a measuring tool that people can master and apply. It says that some people get better on diet and others on different diets. The overall concept of energy balance is the glue that holds all the various theories, systems and techniques together.

Unhealthy people make unhealthy choices and create unhealthy environments, which create unhealthy people.Give a chance to Ayurveda to stay in, balance.



Basically, we have three types of Dosha’s:

  1. vatha
  2. pitha
  3. kaffa

If we overcome these three dosha’s  then only our health will be very good, to overcome this we follow some Ayurvedic principles.