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Ayurveda is the oldest system of healthcare (medicine) that originated in India several thousand years ago. The main source of knowledge in Ayurveda remain in vedas, the divine books of knowlegde. Spiritual rishis laid the foundation of vedic civilisation in India and they practised Ayurveda. Buddhist monks travelling to Tibet, China, Mongolia, Korea and Srilanka spread the art of Ayurveda. The most famous texts are charaka samhita and sushruta samhita, concentrate on internal medicine and surgery respectively.

Ayurveda is a sanskrit word. Ayur means life and veda means science or knowledge. Ayurveda means 'science of life' or 'knowledge of life'.

Ayurvedic pharmacology is based on (Panch Maha Bhuta) five elements, Akash-the space, Vayu-the air, Agni-the fire, Prithvi-the earth, and Jala-the water. Human body consists of Tridosha i.e. three humors, known as vata, pitta, kapha. Humor is a fluid that constitutes human body and the temperament. Vata, pita, kapha are formed by a combination of five elements (Panch Maha Bhuta). If there is any imbalance in tridosha then disease occurs. Correction of tridosha brings back the required balance & health. Ayurveda aims to integrate and balance the body, mind and spirit.

Ayurveda uses mainly plant materials (herbs) and some natural minerals. Each herb has tendency to enhance and reduce tridosha. in Ayurveda, herbal extract is used to restore a balance.

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