The origin of the word Ayurveda goes far back into the
ages, originally deriving from the formulation of the word
‘Ayur’ meaning life and ‘Veda’ standing
Traced back to the evolution of civilization, Ayurveda care
herbal science was already practiced, with the witness to
this fact being the oldest scriptures known to mankind; the
Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Athra Veda and Sam Veda.
Originally descended as part of the Vedic science, Ayurveda
medicine became an integral spiritual science basing its theories
and herbal remedies on the knowledge of the universe.
One of the core statements descended through the 6000 year old
history of herbal medicine states that one can achieve a life of
well being by possessing sound sharira (body), mana (mind) and atma
Ayurveda India's gift to mankind, narrates on its written
texts and even in its practices the importance of anything surrounding
our life in order of a healthy living, from personal hygene to social
Ayurveda therapy practice for well being is divided into
One of the sections defined as ‘for the layman and
self care’, which caters for home remedy in Ayurveda
for various diseases and disorders while it also outlines
the right way of life.
The other section of this herbal treatments’ science
is referred to as ‘the healer and his practice’,
and treats the more intense diseases and is more commonly
practiced by Ayurveda treatment professionals.
practices usually involve the healing of disorders by working
on the spiritual factor and also using general ‘way
of life’ alterations.
Both of these aspects reflect heavily on one's health conditions
and the right balance of both will reduce disorder tendencies.
According to Upanishads, the spiritual teachings of ancient India, disease is the highest form of asceticism (tapas), whereby the truth of life and the truth of one's own self can be revealed.