Ayurvedic Medicine popularly known as Ayurveda, indigenous system of medicine to India for more than 3,000 years. It is the oldest system of medicine in the world. Word ayurveda has been taken from Sanskrit, ayur-life, veda-science. Description on ayurvedic medicine is well depicted in 3 ancient Sanskrit books such as Caraka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, and Astanga Hridaya. According to ayurvedic medicine, prakriti of every human being is consistent or the same for entire life and is made of combination of basic five elements like air, water, fire, earth and space in the universe. These elements unite in the body to create an inner energies called doshas and categorized in to three types such as vata, pitta and kapha. In India, majority of people follows ayurvedic medicine along with the western medicine.
Last date updated on June, 2014