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Ayurveda - What is Ayurveda & History of Ayurveda

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Ayurveda
What is Ayurveda
History of Ayurveda
Ayurvedic Herbs
Ayurvedic Medicines
Ayurvedic Home Remedies
Prakriti
Ayurvedic Body Type
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Ayurveda - What is Ayurveda & History of Ayurveda

  1. 1. What is Ayurveda & It’s History
  2. 2. What is Ayurveda?  Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing that has its origins in the Vedic culture of India.  Ayurveda is a holistic system of medicine from India that uses a constitutional model. Its aim is to provide guidance regarding food and lifestyle.  Ayurveda is derived from two Sanskrit root words: Ayu, which means Life, and Veda, which means the Knowledge. Thus it would be safe to call Ayurveda as the ‘Science of life’ more than a mere system of treating an illness.  Click to know more about what is Ayurveda?
  3. 3. History of Ayurveda  The origins of Ayurveda have been traced back to around 5,000 BCE, when they originated as an oral tradition  Some of the concepts of Ayurveda have been discovered since the times of Indus Valley Civilization. The first recorded forms of Ayurveda as medical texts evolved from the Vedas  There are various legendary accounts of the origin of Ayurveda, e.g. that it was received by Dhanvantari (or Divodasa) from Brahma. Tradition also holds that the writings of Ayurveda were influenced by a lost text by the sage Agnivesa  The origins of Ayurveda are also found in Atharvaveda, which contains 114 hymns and incantations described as magical cures for disease
  4. 4. Ayurvedic Body Types  There are three types of Ayurvedic Body Type – Kapha, Pitta & Vata  Kapha governs the structure of the body. It is the principle that holds the cells together and forms the muscle, fat, bone, and sinew. The primary function of Kapha is protection  The Pitta dosha controls digestion, metabolism, and energy production. The primary function of Pitta is transformation. Those with a predominance of the Pitta principle have a fiery nature that manifests in both body and mind  Vata governs movement in the body, the activities of the nervous system, and the process of elimination
  5. 5. Benefits of Ayurvedic Medicines  Highly perfected rejuvenation treatments  Preventive as well as curative treatments  According to Ayurveda, person is a microcosm (small universe) that is part of macrocosm and rhythm or life is closely connected with the rhythms of the universe  By establishing a perfect balance between inner and outer world mind, body, and spirit will be in perfect health  Human body has the enormous power to heal itself  Herbal cure for the diseases  Ayurvedic Medicines are completely safe
  6. 6. Medicinal/Ayurvedic Herbs  The Ayurvedic treatment is entirely based on medicinal plants, which have certain medicinal value or property  In the ancient times, the Indian sages believed that Ayurvedic herbs are one- stop solutions to cure a number of health related problems and diseases  In order to neutralize the acid produced by the stomach, herbs such as marshmallow root and leaf are used  An important medical property of herbs is to serve as antiseptic  Certain aromatic herbs like cardamom and coriander are renowned for their appetizing qualities
  7. 7. Ayurvedic Home Remedies  There is nothing supernatural with the use of Ayurvedic home remedies to treat any kinds of illnesses  Fruits and vegetables as well as herbs and spices have been recommended to cure these  They have also been used as the earliest form of medicines. Old societies have used this form of treatment until they were replaced by modern medicines  Since raw materials are the same ingredients you use for cooking, you are assured that these are clean  Ayurvedic home remedies are cheaper to produce
  8. 8. Prakriti  Prakriti means nature. It refers to the primal matter with three different innate qualities whose equilibrium is the basis of all observed empirical reality.  Prakriti literally means the natural condition or state of anything, or the most original or primordial state of anything that is found in the entire creation.  Prakriti signifies the original and the eternal, while vikriti represents its reflection or modification  Know more about Ayurveda only on Dabur, the Best Ayurveda Company

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