Ayurveda is the world’s oldest healing system. It derived from two Sanskrit word “ayuh + Veda”, ayuh means “life” and Veda means “sacred knowledge or science”. So”Ayurveda” means “the knowledge of life”. It develops more than 3000 yrs ago in India. It creates a balance between body, mind and soul. Ayurveda theory believes that all diseases begin with an imbalance of body, mind, and soul. In the beginning, only Brahmans learn the principle of healing but after changing time people from another caste also learn this art. In 1500B.C the use of Ayurveda to cure the diseases are increased.
Basically, Ayurveda is based on the five elements- air, water, fire, earth and ether. These elements are represented in the human body with the combination of mind and soul make a living being, and they are separated from non-living being. These elements combine with the human body and form a three “doshas”: Vata, Pita, or Kapha.
- Vata: Ether and Air
- Pita: Fire and Water
- Kapha: Earth and water
when above three “doshas” work in a good manner, its result in full nourishment of all body. But if they can’t work properly it leads to any disharmony. So the main purpose of Ayurveda is to maintain a balance and prevent diseases.