The Sanskrit word Ayurveda, means the science or wisdom of life. Although Ayurveda is often translated as the knowledge of life a more accurate translation would be the knowledge of longevity.
Ayurveda Provides A Healthy Life And Longevity
According to Ayurveda, good health depends upon our capacity to metabolise all aspects of life. Balanced health rests upon various factors including diet, sleep, celibacy, panchkarma, yoga and meditation, intake of rasayanas and spiritual healing which includes chanting hymns and yajna.
Herbs That Heal
The science of Ayurveda speaks of several herbs, fruits and spices termed rasayanas. Fruits included in this category are Indian gooseberries and gall nut. These fruits are mentioned in the classical Ayurveda texts as healers and the source of healthy living.
Turmeric and long pepper are also considered healers among spices. In addition to this, some herbs like Indian pennywort, shakapushpi and aloeweed are included in Medhya Rasayana for their ability to enhance our learning powers. The use of these herbs and spices is the secret that promotes longevity and a healthy life.
Ayurveda is a preventive, curative and holistic system of health that offers both physical and psychological benefits and aims to improve health by balancing the mind, body and spirit. Ayurveda preserves the health of an individual by preventing diseases and promoting longevity.