Essay On Ayurveda

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What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is the oldest medical science or healthcare system. Ayurveda literally means ‘the science of life’. Ayurveda is also known as Indian system of medicine. Ayurveda is an ancient medical system, which teaches us in a comprehensive way that what is advantageous, and what is disadvantageous for the human body. Ayurvedic system of medicine addresses the happy and unhappy states of the human life. Ayurveda speaks about preventive as well as curative aspects of the diseases.

The five element theory
Ayurveda is based on peculiar fundamental principles like and Panchmahabhuta (five elements ether, air, fire, water and earth) theory and Tridosha (three humors vata, pitta and kapha) theory. In Ayurveda, the five elements are precisely known as Panchmahabhuta which includes space, air, fire, water and earth (these may be referred to as five basic elements). The five elements are building blocks of human life just as amino-acids are building blocks of proteins. The five elements have significant role in Sharira Rachna (Human Anatomy) and Sharira Kriya (Human Physiology).
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Tridosha, commonly referred to as three biological humours are the primary life-forces in the human body. Vata, Pitta and Kapha correspond to the elements of air, fire, and water. Primarily, ageing and senescence (decay) are under the influence of three biological
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