Ayurveda is a 5000-year-old art of treating various diseases and conditions that originated in India. Traditionally, the word Ayurveda means the science of life. Ayur means life, Veda means science or knowledge.
- If you believe that Ayurveda is all about medicinal herbs, then you could be wrong. This art involves the use of butter, honey, rock salts, milk and ghee as its components in its healing process.
- This form of medicine has many specialities such as Shalya-chikitsa (Surgery), Kaayachikitsa (Internal Medicine), Bhutavidya (Psychiatry), Shalakya (Disease located above the shoulder), Kaumarabhrutyam (Paediatrics), Rasayanam (Rejuvenation) and Agadatantram (Toxicology).
- The effects of Ayurveda on the human body is extreme and can give you long time relief. This is because this practice believes that the body is made up of 5 elements such as water, air, water, earth and fire all of which plays an important role in the way your body functions.