Ayurveda is combined of two words (Ayur + Veda) which means knowledge of life. Ayurveda is a science that helps to keep the body healthy and increase the life span. In brief, in accordance with knowledge, science and abstract of life is known as Ayurveda.

If you take Ayurvedic medicines properly, on correct time and proper dose then they do not have any side-effects.

If the disease is in its initial condition it can be easily treated with the help of Ayurvedic medicine. If the disease is in later stage, combination of Ayurvedic medicine, healthy food along with regular intake of medicine helps to treat the disease.

Yes, many Ayurvedic medicines like Giloy and Tulsi helps to increase the immune system of our body. These medicines protect the body from water, food and air infection and strengthens the body from within.

No, Ayurvedic medicines do not show any side effects on our body. But do not take any medicine for longer duration because it makes one habitual of taking medicines which in future can be dangerous.

Panchakarma is a cleansing process for the body. It consist of 5 karmas which includes Vamana, Virechanam, Vasti, Nasyam, and Rakt Moksha. By the help of these karmas you can eliminate the accumulated toxins from the body.

No, Ayurvedic medicines do not reduce the appetite because they constitutes different beneficial herbs. Some of the herbs in the Ayurvedic medicine is very effective for the digestive system. Hence, these medicines help our digestive system and show any problem of loss of appetite.

Ayurvedic medicine does not have any side effects, and it helps to remove the ailment of its root. Conclusively, it helps to strengthen the immune system.

Ayurvedic medicines start showing the desired effect as soon as the treatment begins. Try to take the medicines regularly and follow a balanced diet. Stay stress free and do exercise and yoga every day.

Some Ayurvedic medicines like Shatavari can be taken during the gestation period. However, it is safe to take the medicine after 3 months of pregnancy. It helps to nourish the fetus and is helpful for the breast to produce milk.

The origin of Ayurveda is considered to be along with the origin of the Universe. Nature’s five elements (Pancha Mahabhuta) are considered to be responsible for the origin of the Universe. Among them, Triguna Ayurveda is the aspect of knowledge. It comprises of disease, symptom of a disease and its treatment. Ayurveda, a subdivision (upkhand) of Atharvaved is known as Upveda of Rigveda. In this subdivision (upkhand) has a detailed study of ways to live a life, how to safeguard health and Tridosha.

Along with the Universe, human body is made up of the five basic elements. All these elements are known as Pancha Mahabhuta.

The five components include Aakaash(Sky), Vaayu(Air), Agni(Fire), Jal(Water) and Prathvi(Earth) and the core component of life is Aatma(Soul), without which life can come to an end. Human body is made with the help of dosh(defects), dhaatu(metals), and mal(feces).

Dosha – Dosha includes Ras/Pitta/Kapha

Dhaatu – The seven dhaatu includes life sap (rasa), blood (rakta), muscles (mansa), fatty tissue (med), bones (asthi), bone marrow, nervous tissue (majja) and semen(shukra).

Mal – Pureesh, Sved, Mootr.

According to Ayurveda, health is the equilibrium state of doshas, dhaatu and mal and a balance state of Agni with healthy body, mind and soul. When Doshas, Dhatu, Malas and Agni are in a state of functional equilibrium, then the health is in good condition otherwise disbalance in this equilibrium results into disease.

In Ayurveda, a disease is diagnose through the principle of Tridosha. In Ayurvedic Granths there is a detailed description of the Tri skanadh (hetu, ling and aushed). With the help of importance of knowledge of the Tri skanadh, a disease is diagnosed in Ayurveda.

An Ayurvedic treatment comprises of the following eight different parts: –

  1. Kay-Chikitsa
  2. Shaly
  3. Shaliya
  4. Kaumar Bhrty
  5. Stree Rog And Prasooti Vigyaan
  6. AgadTanatr
  7. Rasayan
  8. Vajikaraṇa

There are two principles of treatment: –

  1. Shodhan
  2. Shaman

In reference to Ayurvedic principles the main shaastreey granth includes Charak samhita, Sushruta Samhita, Ashtanga Hridayam, Sharangdhar Samhita, Madhava Nidana, Kashyap Samhitā, Bhup Prakash, and Bhaishajya Ratnavali.