Ayurveda means "Knowledge of life."
Ayurveda is one of the oldest forms of health science followed in the Indian Subcontinent. The term means "the knowledge of life".Ayurveda is a holistic health care method that focuses on harmonising the body and mind. It has been practised for nearly 5000 years to emphasise the balance of body, mind, skin and spirit to heal and prevent diseases. It is simply a lifestyle.
Ayurveda is an eternal science that existed in universal consciousness (Brahma) before being passed on by the Creator through meditation to the ancient Indian mystics.
The origins of Ayurveda go far back into antiquity. From 3300-1300 BC, a Bronze Age civilisation flourished in the Indus Valley in what is now Pakistan. Gurus transmitted the wisdom of this healing method in ancient Indian spiritual texts, the वेद "Vedas". There are four major Vedas, which describe the principles of health, disease, and treatment in some parts.
The Rig Veda contains philosophical verses about the nature of existence and information about the constitution. It discusses herbs to heal the mind and body and to keep oneself healthy & young. Another Veda,
The "Atharva Veda" contains information on internal medicine and surgeries, infertility and psychiatry details. Ayurveda originated in India & its holiness is widespread & practised in different ways in different countries and cultures. Ayurveda is the "Mother of all healing."