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What is Ayurveda?   The word Ayurveda is made of two words, ‘Ayur’ meaning life and ‘Veda’ means knowledge, wisdom or essential truth. Ayurveda means knowledge of life. It is the principle of life that if applied results in to Holistic Health, Harmony and Happiness. It is the ancient wisdom of India, though a system of medicine but aims at self realization or knowing one’s essential nature.   Ayurveda is said to be eternal, Why?   Ayurveda is the collection of principles of healthy living that evolved thousands of years ago. Ayurveda, first recorded in the Vedas, the world’s oldest collection of knowledge, is still the most favored healthcare practice of millions. Ayurveda is strictly individual (the treatment is determined on the basis of given person’s constitution and state of his/her health). It aims at the elimination of causes, not the suppression of symptoms; since only natural remedies are used.   What are the origins of Ayurveda and how old is it?   Ayurveda originated thousands of years ago in the hearts and minds of Indian sages, enlightened seers also known as Rishis. Evidence supports Ayurveda to be at least 5000 years old. The fact that Ayurveda is still alive not only in India but all over the world speaks for its power to deliver consistent positive and predictable results. Ayurveda originates from the creative intelligence behind this universe, the same intelligence that makes a flower bloom, a baby smile and planets revolve around the sun.   What is the aim of Ayurveda?   Ayurveda is the science of positive health and fulfillment in life. The two basic aims of Ayurveda are:   Preservation of health of healthy And, Curing the diseased   What are the principles of Ayurveda?   The essential principle of Ayurveda is life in compliance with one’s constitution and with the laws of nature. Ayurveda is a holistic science; it concerns the whole human being. It does not aim at the suppression of symptoms but searches for and cures the cause of illness. It directs itself to the maintenance of energy balance in the body, the most important condition for health.   -- See
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Vedic Literature
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Bhava-Prakash Samhita
Charak Samhita
Madhav Nidan Samhita
Maharishi Ayurveda®
Sharngadhar Samhita
Sushruta Samhita
Vaghbatt Samhita
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