What Is Ayurveda? How It Has Been Evolved? And History of Ayurveda.
What is Ayurveda

What Is Ayurveda? How It Has Been Evolved? And History of Ayurveda.


Ayurveda is an ancient practice to heal the disease by understanding the symptoms. The origin of Ayurveda is from Asia Mainly in INDIA. So, let’s understand how it derives and its Importance to heal any disease in the world.  

The term disease elaborates everything in it, the disturbance in the ease that is comfort, freedom constraint, annoyance, awkwardness, pain, or trouble both physically and mentally. Since time immemorial, man has tried to live a disease-free life. In one of the oldest repositories of human knowledge, “Vedas of Aryans” Vedas means to know or knowledge, the plants with the medicinal properties have been identified as “oushadhi ” which are elaborated from “ahar ” the edible (fit to be eaten) plants.  

Dhanwantari, Charak Samhita & Sushruta Samhita

After Vedas, further developments in various years of human life gave a rise to an Indian Medicine called Ayurveda (In Ayurveda Ayu means life and Veda means science). In Indian Scriptures “Dhanwantari” is said to be a father of Indian Medicine lived in the 7th century B.C as compared to Hippocrates was a Greek physician who lived in the 5th century BC. After the “Dhanwantari”, the system of Ayurveda developed further and picked the time of “Charak Samhita” & “Sushruta Samhita” the treaties (Granth) on medicine and Surgery wrote about 2000 BC to 1000 A D. Charak Sanhita is said to be a compilation of proceeding of complete knowledge healed in the Himalayas to cure the various disease which had originated at the time due to urbanization for this purpose, the ancient scholar divided Ayurveda into the following Eight Disciplines.  

Eight Disciplines of Ayurveda

1 Internal Medicine 

2.Ophthalmology and otorhinolaryngology  

3. Surgery  




7.Rasayana which means rejuvenator  

8.Vajikarma,  the literal meaning has the sex power of a horse but is often considered as fertility inducer or procreator.  

Rasayana and Vajikarma

As the present studies show, it is difficult and confusing to distinguish between Rasayana and Vajikarma. As the studies show the sexual system is fully dependent on proper health and functioning of mind and body, so a good vajikarma needs to have a good Rasayana. Initially, Rasayana preparations were herbal and were prescribed as a dietary supplement as an initial treatment to cure the diseases somewhere administrated under controlled conditions, wherein another hand the Vajikarma included poisons, minerals, animal products, and narcotics or psychedelics like cannabis and Opium.  

In latter development in Ayurveda took place with the incorporation of herbs discovered in other countries and by contacts with medical scholars from other parts of the world. This development leads to the incorporation of more and more substances, particularly minerals in Ayurvedic material media.  

By the time of Bhavaparkasha in the 15th century AD, Ayurveda becomes a composite(mixed).  

Science, covering all aspects of human activities even including recipes on nutritive foods.  

Initially, the Ayurveda developed as the medical science of the areas settle mainly in the Himalayas region, but later founded the different physicians and south India, Ayurveda developed with some basic principles but with the focusing at locally. For boosting the effects of herbal preparations, a large number of minerals, particularly mercury with a Miraculous power against microbes, become an integral part of Ayurvedic treatments.  

 During all these stages, Ayurveda covered all aspects of human life. The aim was not only to make human life healthy but happy too. It did not deal with man and medicine only, but with a way of life which included social moral, and religious education base on very intricate philosophies of Indians.  

 It was assumed that human health is to the constitution of the body, age, sex, geographical region, and resistance power or immunity. It is a state of complete mental physical and social well, as per Ayurveda theories the approach to healing the human body by a holistic approach.  

In the Ayurveda, the disease is diagnosis is based on “triclosan”, the main three factors in human systems, around which Ayurveda physiology pathology and various that keep the three doshas to identify the disease. Balancing all three doshas is mainly good for all but need to take special care in old age and also day to day activities of modern life.  

Recent studies also confirm these observations according to a leading Indian cardiologist(Dr.H.S.Wasir) negative emotions like greed, ego, anger, and too much attachment lead to high blood pressure, aggravation of angina, and heart attack. Positive emotions have a beneficial effect and heart function and prevent an upsurge in blood pressure music, meditation gives excessive help in settling the mind. A good way of life is also conducive to good health.  

good health Habbits

Achar- Good Conduct  

Vichar-Good thoughts  

Vyavhar-Good Interpersonal dealing  

and Ahar- Good food habits.  

These all habits help both malnutrition and overnutrition adversely affect our health and longevity over nutrient can lead to overconsumption of calories which can be derived from saturated fats of animal origin, sugar, and lack of carbohydrates. The diseases affecting longevity and hypertension brain stroke cancer diabetes obesity and other hepatic disorders and AIDs etc. The ancient Indian physicians were aware of these, and most of the herbs prescribed as Rasayana treated one or more of the above diseases.  


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