Updated: Apr 13, 2022
Ayurvedic knowledge originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is often called the “Mother of All Healing.”
As per Ayurveda every human is characterized by the mind-body type. In Ayurveda, these primary qualities that govern the body are called “doshas.”
Ayurvedic medicine is based on the idea that the world is made up of five elements — aakash (space), jala (water), prithvi (earth), teja (fire), and vayu (air)
A combination of each element results in the three primary doshas – vata, pitta, and kapha. When these doshas are perfectly balanced, the state of being is healthy (Svasthya).
When they fall out of balance through dehydration, anxiety, stress, low energy or excessive exertion,the person is propelled into a state of “vikruti” – an imbalanced state of body and mind.
Balance is the natural order; imbalance is disorder. Health is order; disease is disorder.
Ayurveda brings health and keeps the doshas in balance. Overall, it aims at holistically maintaining and improving general health no matter what age you are.
Energy is required to create movement so that fluids and nutrients get to the cells, enabling the body to function. Energy is also required to metabolize the nutrients in the cells, and is called for to lubricate and maintain the structure of the cell. Vata is the energy of movement; pitta is the energy of digestion or metabolism and kapha, the energy of lubrication and structure.
The cause of disease in Ayurveda is viewed as a lack of proper cellular function due to an excess or deficiency of vata, pitta or kapha.
Ayurveda places great emphasis on prevention and encourages the maintenance of health through close attention to balance in one’s life, right thinking, diet, lifestyle and the use of herbs.
Ayurvedic herbs are a key component of Ayurveda. Ayurvedic herbs are generally used to ‘cleanse’ the body, boost defense against disease, and keep the mind, body and spirit in balance.
Incorporating ayurvedic herbs in your daily life, helps achieve a more healthier body and an enriched life experience. These herbs can be safely consumed for maintaining good health, removing toxins, treating any particular issues and keeping diseases at check.