The Origins of Ayurveda Products
Ayurvedic products are health-related products that are developed reflecting the principles of Ayurveda. Ayurveda is the traditional healing mode of the Vedic culture that stems from India. It is pegged at being 2000 to 5000 years old, meaning it has withstood the test of time. Ayurveda has Sanskrit roots which describe it as ‘the wisdom of life’ or ‘the knowledge of longevity’. According to the definition, Ayurvedic medicine sees health as a lot more than just the absence of disease, and wise men intuitively knew about the physiology of the mind, body, spirit -- well before western medicine made itself known. Ayurvedic medicine traditionally is an oral tradition, taught and passed on from teacher to student, who learnt it by working alongside the teacher. The Rig Veda reflects several major treatises, including texts from Charaka, Sushruta and Vaghbhat. This is a complete healing system that remains committed to its core principles. The core principles of Ayurveda include - One must reach the unique state of balance of the whole being – body, mind and spirit. - Ayurveda looks at the world through 3 principles: vata, pitta and kapha. Vata regulates movement. Pitta oversees digestion, sensory perception, metabolism and comprehension while Kapha looks at density, heaviness and body excess. - The 1st line of defense in combating all imbalances is removing the cause of the problem. Once the cause is removed, the body begins to heal. - If lingering imbalances are present post the inciting cause being removed, opposites are employed. For example – excess heat or acidity in the digestive system is fought off using soothing herbs such as Shatavari. - The digestive fire is supported enabling nutrition to be absorbed and waste material to be eliminated. The key to Ayurvedic wellness and healing is knowing health is not a single solution for everyone. You must understand each person’s unique nature, taking into account where the person is from. Once this is done the real healing can begin.
November 8, 2017