INTRODUCTION OF AYURVEDA
- “Ayurveda” is an ancient healing system and its roots originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. It is taken as the Upaveda of Atharvaveda (One among the four important Indian Vedas).
- The word Ayurveda is a combination of two words: “Ayur” means Life, “Veda” means Knowledge, Science, Wisdom. It called as a “Science of Life”. More than a system of treating disease, this is a science of life.
- It gives a body of wisdom designed to help people stay healthy while realizing their full human potential guidelines on their ideal daily and seasonal routines, diet, behavior and the proper use of our senses, Ayurveda reminds us that health is the balanced and dynamic integration between our environment, body, mind, and spirit.
HISTORY OF AYURVEDA
Indra, in turn, taught Ayurveda to a group of assembled sages, who then passed down different aspects of this knowledge to their students. According to history, Ayurveda was first described in text form by Agnivesha, Book named “Agnivesh tantra” later on this book redacted by Charaka, and became known as the Charaka Samhita. Second early text of Ayurveda is the “Sushruta Samhita” which was compiled by Sushrut, the primary pupil of lord Dhanvantri, sometime around 1000 BC. “Maharishi Sushruta” is known as the Father of Kshar Sutra (Surgery).