Ayurveda is an ancient medical system based on the belief that the entire universe including human beings are a blend of five elements - earth, water, fire, air and space. The word Ayurveda has emanated from the worlds oldest language Sanskrit and comprises the word Ayush, meaning life and Veda meaning science. It is a natural and best health care and medical system that doesnt cause any side effect/s during treatment. It is concerned with measures to protect the body, which includes healthy living along with therapeutic measures that relate to physical, mental, social and spiritual harmony.
Ayurveda holds that the tastes of foods or herbs have specific physiological effects. Those tastes that transform after digestion are more powerful. Ayurvedic medicaments are made from herbs or mixtures of herbs, either alone or in combination with purified minerals, metals and other ingredients of animal origin before being used for medicinal purposes. Ayurvedic massage is a form of treatment for various age related and other common disorders like pain relief, improved circulation, stress relief, better sleep, flexibility, athletic performance and emotional benefits. Ayurveda is also one among the few traditional systems of medicine to contain a sophisticated system of surgery. There are 8 branches in Ayurveda which are mentioned below:-