'AYURVED' is an Indian System of Medicine. The word 'Ayurved' composed from 'Ayur' and 'Veda'.
'Ayur' means 'Life' and
'Veda' means 'Knowledge',
Ayurved means 'Knowledgeof Life'. It is considered divine in origin and is also'Upaved' (Branch)of 'Atharvaved'. The Vedas ( vda, "knowledge") are a large corpus of texts originating in ancient India. It form the oldest layer of Sanskrit literature and the oldest sacred texts of Hinduism. According to Hindu tradition, the Vedas are apaurueya "not of human nature", being supposed to have been directly revealed, and thus are called ruti ("what is heard"). Vedic mantras are recited at Hindu prayers, religious functions and other auspicious occasions.These fourVedas are
There are many references of health, disease, treatments, description of Medicinal plants etc.Ayurved is said to be 5000 years old Medical Science.
Ayurved in Sanskrit means "The science of Life". It is an ancient, unfailing system of diagnosis and treatment based on medicines prepared from herbal plants & other elements found in nature which are found in abundance in India. Ayurved is the traditional, natural system of medicine of India.Ayurved provides an integrated approach to the prevention and treatment of illness.Many renowed Scientist, Scholar & Genius in the respective field consider Ayurved as oldest ancient Indian healing science.It teaches an individual to live naturally by outlining certain Behavioural, Dietary and Treatment patterns. Ayurveda has been specifically appreciated for it's holistic approach to man and non-provocative application of medicine.
Ayurved is not merely a kind of antiquated folk medicine. It is a science in its own right. Yet it is a science based upon the observation of living being and their actual reaction to their environment. These observations are made since life on earth.
Ayurved possesses perhaps the longest clinical experience of any system of medicine, with a history of Ayurvedic hospitals and colleges going back for over three thousand years. It has a science of anatomy and physiology that follows a ritualistic model based upon the biological humors. It has an extensive herbal and mineral industry, including what is probably the greatest variety of herbal and pharmaceutical preparation in the world. These include herbal wines, jellies, confectionary, resins, balsams, pills, and an extensive system of mineral preparation. It has special clinical methods, including the use of steam therapy, oil massage, and Panchakarma purification and rejuvenation. Perhaps most importantly, it also has a whole science of self-care, including an entire methodology of right living for optimum health and the promotion of greater awareness and creativity.
While western medicine has focused upon pathogens and how to control disease from the outside, Ayurved concentrates on the individual and how to control disease through balancing the life-force within the individual. As the limitation of antibiotics are becoming evident, such regimens for strengthening our own internal or immune system may be crucial for our health.
Ayurved science which imparts knowledge of life.
Aim of ayurved :
The aim of ayurved is to maintain the health of a healthy person and if unfortunatelyill cure thedisease.
Prevention is better than cure
THE EIGHT BRANCHES OF AYURVED (ASHTANGA AYURVED)
1. Internal Medicine (Kayachikitsa)
2. Surgery (Shalyatantra)
3. ENT & Ophthalmology (Shalakya Tantra)
4. Pediatrics (Kaumarabhritya)
5. Toxicology (Agadatantra)
6. Psychiatry (Bhutavidya)
7. The science of Rejuvenation (Rasayana)
8. The science of Aphrodisiacs (Vajikarana)