What is Ayurvedic Medicine?

Updated at: Sep 14, 2011
What is Ayurvedic Medicine?

Ayurvedic medicine is constantly gaining popularity as an alternative medical treatment across the globe. These medicines work by curing the root cause of the disease.

Bushra Kafeel
AyurvedaWritten by: Bushra KafeelPublished at: Aug 19, 2011

Ayurvedic medicines originated in India over thousands year back. Since last couple number of years, ayurveda has become increasingly popular across the globe. These medicines focus on treating the root cause of disease. Ayurveda treat through customised plan that involves internal cleaning through alterations in diet, herbal combinations, herbs, exercises and medicines.


History of Ayurveda Medicines

Ayurvedic treatment emphasise prevention of ailment to avoid the need of treatment. Ayurveda originated in India thousand years ago but systematic researches on ayurvedic medicines started in 1969. Sri lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal are the other countries where ayurvedic medicines are commonly used since centuries. In recent years, increasing numbers of people from west are also turning to ayurveda as an alternate medicine. 


Function of Ayurveda Medicines


Ayurveda holds specific belief about general health and physical body. General quality of health is referred to as ‘prakriti’ or constitution in ayurveda. Praktiti consist three energies namely, vata, pitta and kapha.

  • Pitta is made up of fire and water.
  • Vata is made up of space and air.
  • Kapha is made of water and earth.

Ayurvedic medicine helps to balance these doshas and increase body’s ability to resist and recover from diseases.

Benefits of Ayurveda Medicines

  • Since ayurvedic medicines have natural ingredients they don’t have any side-effect. These medicines make the person’s body and mind ‘arogya’ .i.e. disease free.
  • Ayurvedic medicine aims at maintaining and restoring body’s own capability to have balance and fight with ailments. 
  • Ayurvedic medicines can be safely used with other conventional medicines.
  • They are non-toxic and non-invasive.
  • Ayurvedic medicines are widely uses to treat several physical as well as psychological conditions. Arthritis, obesity, hypertension, heart disease, nervous disorder, colds, colitis, constipation obesity, skin problem, ulcer,  acne, allergies, asthma, anxiety, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, diabetes, flu, cardiopathy  and immune problems.
  • Ayurvedic practitioners claim that with ayurvedic medicines one can easily get relieve from stress and problem in metabolism.

If you are on any traditional treatment then consult your physician prior using any ayurvedic medicine. Make sure that your ayurvedic treatment coordinates with the complementary treatment plan.



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