Ayurveda is considered to have originated as part of Vedic Culture about 3000 or more years ago and gradually developed into a complete system of medicine. Literally, Ayurveda means “Knowledge about longevity of life”. Ayurveda basically revolves around the three principles termed Vata, Pitta and Kapha, as it signifies the three determinants of human medical condition. The aggravation or decline that often happens in the case of Vata, Pitta or Kapha leads to diseases.
“Swasthasya Swasthya Rakshanam Aaturasya Vikara Prasamanam Cha” is a verse in Ayurveda Texts which means to revitalize and preserve the health of the healthy and alleviate the disease of the sick with suitable medicines is what Ayurveda focuses on.
Instead of applied process of healing, Ayurveda essentially favors a natural process of healing. Hence even though the process may take time, it is found to have no after- effects which is not the case with other medical systems. Ayurveda medicines are mostly herbal in nature. Hence, medicinal applications enhances the general health of the person even while augmenting cure to the affected disease.