Ayurveda is the Vedic science of life. Ayur means “life” and Veda means “science/knowledge”. It is the ancient Indian system of natural and holistic medicine, which has around 5000 years of history. Ayurveda is not only limited to body or physical symptoms but also gives a comprehensive knowledge of spiritual, mental and social health. Thus Ayurveda is a qualitative, holistic science of health and longevity, a philosophy and system of healing the whole person, body and mind.
Ayurveda is a branch of Atharva Veda. It is not purely a system of medicines but it also imparts the knowledge to masses about the art of living a healthy life without suffering from various chronic disorders.
Ayurveda not only treats the medical conditions but makes an individual feel more energetic, rejuvenated, and reinvigorated and builds up the immune response to fight the illness. Ayurveda is a Complementary and Alternative system of medicine that helps in treating all acute and chronic conditions with the support of Indian herbs. As the matter is made up of five elements (Air, Fire, Water, Ether and Earth) similar way our body is made up of five elements, so it’s all about bringing balance in the imbalanced constituents of the body.
MAINTAINING HEALTH THROUGH AYURVEDA
Ayurveda (the science of life) is the world’s oldest system of healing. Ayurveda is known as the sister science of Yoga. Ayurveda is now re-emerging worldwide as a sustainable health solution that suggests the ideal way to live, to have a lengthy and healthy existence without any stress and strain accumulated in our daily life.
Ayurveda’s perspective on effective health care is divided into two dimensions – maintenance of health using discipline in daily life and rejuvenation therapies and treating diseases through medication.
Maintaining health is an observation of systematic daily routine, especially in food habits and sleep. Also a well-planned schedule of exercise. Ayurveda details this under the head Dinacharya, it contends cycles of nature and daily activities around these cycles useful for promoting health.
Eat foods that suit the seasons and do therapies that are more effective in that particular climate. Personal hygiene is a must for good health. But Ayurveda goes beyond that and says social and civic hygiene are equally important. Ayurveda addresses the root causes of disease and imbalance, rather than just mere symptom management.
BEAUTY & AYURVEDA
Ayurveda is based on the belief that optimal health is achieved when your mind, body and spirit are aligned with the universe.Ayurvedic beauty rituals included bathing and oil treatments. The skin care was edible and derived from the most nutritious herbs and oils around. Herbs like neem, tulsi, turmeric, sandalwood, saffron and amla were incorporated into masks, creams and the widely used sesame oil.
Nature’s gifts were the only option for ingredients back in our modern world we are making our way back to the roots of these ancient beauty traditions. In the beauty industry, manufacturers and consumers are becoming more educated and conscious when it comes to skin care.We are happy to see people making the switch to more botanical based inspired by ancient practices.