Ayurveda is one of the oldest form of medicinal system. Ayurveda is made up of two words:
‘AYU’ means life, and
‘VEDA’ means science, i.e. ayurveda is the science of life.
Ayurveda is one among the traditional Indian system of treatment with roots in ancient texts of ATHARVA VEDA, CHARAK SAMHITA and SUSHRUTA SAMHITA., thus often called as 5th veda.
TREATMENT METHOD:
Its treatment method is based on the Prakriti and the balance between 3 doshas (VATA, PITTA and KAPHA), whose imbalance due to prakriti leads to diseases. Based on that, it uses herbal medicines for prevention and cure . The medicine may be the one antagonize (Vipreeta) the disease, or one producing similar effects (Vipreetashkari) system.
In ayurveda every body is considered to be having its own balance of the 3 doshas (HUMORS) and need medicines with different compositions based on that.

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