‘Ayurveda’ is one of the most primitive forms of medicine in India, the practice of which is being followed by people all over the world. Derived from the classical Sanskrit texts and the Vedas, it provides the perfect synergy of massage, yoga, meditation and herbal remedies to bring a sense of harmony in the human body. Ayurveda is not just a form of medication or healthcare, but rather a comprehensive lifestyle that brings a sense of unity between the body, senses, mind and soul of a human being.
Some of the advantages of ayurveda are:
- It treats the human body as a whole
- The treatment involves use of elements from nature like herbs, oils, leaves, etc. which have little or no side effects
- It provides preventive measures rather than curative measures to build resistance in the body
- It’s the closest form of natural healthcare
- It observes the patient from a holistic perspective rather than concentrating on getting rid of a specific disease
With our changing modern lifestyle, sedentary work life, consuming processed and artificial foods and living in a stressful and pollution filled environment, it is slowly taking a toll on our health, both physically and mentally. It is no surprise that people are constantly affected with different ailments and countering it through various forms of medication.
Over the years, we are realizing the importance of seeking natural remedies to our ailments and its preference over pharmaceutical solutions that come with their set of side effects. This is one of the main reasons that ‘Ayurveda’ is slowly gaining popularity worldwide.