What is Ayurveda?

“In Sanskrit, "Ayur" means "Life or Living" and "Veda" means "Knowledge". So Ayurveda is defined as "Knowledge of Living" or Science of Longevity.”

 There is misbelieve in many countries of ayurveda being a cosmetic, food or worst some kind of religious belief, Ayurveda is a medicine system  which  treats a person with natural herbs, diet, psychological balancing, detoxification and rejuvenation. 

An ayurvedic doctor is a proper trained physician who has the ability to understand your diagnosis and suggest natural remedies for it rather than a chemical medicine as a quick remedy.


The "Knowledge of life and long livedity” as the world meaning of Ayurveda is the oldest system of treatment which has its origin 5000 year old Indian Vedas. The main origin book being ATHARAVEDA. 

This holistic and natural healing system was special because it believed first in 'PREVENTING THE HEALTH OF HEALTHY MAN by righteous living and secondly curing diseases. In the context it believed to keep the human health and immunity strong by its different ideologies of diet, yoga, meditation, ayurvedic rejuvenation techniques, natural herbal medicines, massage etc so that no diseases ever enters its domain of health. A special emphasis was also given to the emotional aspects of wellbeing which was considered an important aspect of health. 

With the advent of western medicine & man's belief that he could master his health with chemicals, a darkened phase of Ayurveda also came. But from the past century it is popular  because of  its successful cure rate in all diseases especially, diseases related with Auto immunity like Cancer, Systemic Lupus Erythromatus (SLE) IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).



Basic principle of treatment:

The science offers a treatment of by natural and holistic way to problems of not only the human body but also human mind spirit and consciousness. Ayurveda always believed in considering human beings a creature of emotions who can get diseases also if their mind is not balanced and thus considers mind and body as of same origin. This is not considered in the western medicine which basically sees human being as a machine with separate system, organs and tissue that separates the mind and body into distinct categories. 

Thus the science offers an ever promising 'health' to each person even to the person who reads fragment of its knowledge in magazines and is as deep as the sea holding mystic secrets of health to its learners.


 In Ayurveda, we use an understanding of the 5 basic elements that contain prana (life force) Earth, Water, Fire, Air, & Ether. The organization and interaction of these elements within the body are governed by three main basic physiological principles which are called Doshas. The three Doshas are called: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.

Each person has a unique blend of these Doshas, which is the basis of selecting the treatments & lifestyle advice for each individual. In Ayurveda, disease is described as a state of imbalance between the Doshas.

Ayurvedic Body Types

  Vata Pitta Kapha
Physical characteristics Thin. Prominent features. Cool, dry skin. Constipation. Cramps. Average build. Fair, thin hair. Warm, moist skin. Ulcers, heartburn, and haemorrhoids, Acne. Large build. Wavy, thick hair. Pale, cool, oily skin. Obesity, allergies, and sinus problems. High cholesterol.
Emotional characteristics Moody. Vivacious. Imaginative. Enthusiastic. Intuitive. Intense. Quick tem- pered. Intelligent. Loving. Articulate. Relaxed. Not easily angered. Affectionate. Tolerant. Compassionate.
Behavioral characteristics Unscheduled sleep and meal times. Nervous dis- orders. Anxiety. Orderly. Structured sleep and meal times. Perfectionist. Slow, graceful. Long sleeper and slow eater. Procrastination.

 Determination of ones body type is a essential diagnostic element of Ayurvedic medicine .This is also called the art of ayurvedic analysis .It is done by questioning the patient followed by his examination .