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Effectiveness of Ayurveda and It's Amazing Healing Power: the Glory of Ayurveda

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Ayurveda is an ancient health care tradition that has been practiced in India for at least 5,000 years and has been in Indian culture. The word comes from the Sanskrit terms ayur which means life and veda which means knowledge.

Though Ayurveda, or Ayurvedic medicine, was documented in the sacred historical texts known as the Vedas many centuries ago yet highly effective, Ayurveda has evolved over the years and is now integrated with other traditional practices, including yoga and pranayama.

Ayurveda is widely practiced on the Indian subcontinent but now has found its place in almost every major country — more than 90 percent of Indians use some form of Ayurvedic medicine, according to the University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality & Healing — and the tradition has gained popularity in the Western countries, though it's still considered an alternative medical treatment, it needs to be unveiled and must be given the high place it deserves in medical treatment and research.

Ayurvedic Medicine is believed to have started from the Vedic period and is still considered the most effective way to treat a wide range of diseases and live a healthy lifestyle. Rishi, sages used to cure humans during the Vedic period using ayurvedic medicine. Ayurvedic means the' science of the life' which is a Sanskrit word this traditional science blends health, oriental habits, and lifelong along with old knowledge of medicines, powerful therapeutic herbs, and natural substances which helps us to live a healthy and disease-free life.

Ayurveda was officially recognized in 1976 by the World Health Organization Ayurveda has spread all over China and  Tibet today by Buddhist Monks. The Arab World has also become a center of international science and medicine in the medieval period. Ayurvedic medicine is prepared by mixing natural elements that, therefore the damage caused by this is rarely seen.


Health care and remedies are highly individualized practice under Ayurvedic principles, which state that everyone has a specific constitution, or prakrutithat determines his/her physical, physiologic and mental character and disease vulnerability, according to Dr. Bala Manyam, a neurologist and medical professor emeritus at Southern Illinois University. 

The purpose of Ayurveda therapy is to integrate and balance the body, mind, and soul. this balance is believed to lead to happiness and health and help prevent disease, Ayurvedic medicine also treats specific mental and physical health problems. Originally there are three essential senses of humor Vata, Pitta, Kapha are added blood as the fourth humor.


 It controls the building development and disintegration of all living organisms.


It is responsible for building body heat and energy, it is also responsible for the pumping action of the heart, the skin's temperature, and the vitality of the blood.


Kapha supplies the body with placid and cooling principles, which disease would occur if they become imbalanced.


People can restore peace within themselves by cleansing the internal system with meditation, yoga, an Ayurvedic-based diet, and Ayurvedic treatment. According to ayurvedic, you are a soul that represents the elements Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Ayurvedic exerts a positive impact on your health by balancing the body and soul. Ayurveda helps in realizing their living patterns to tell each person about their health and peace and to remember their true nature soul Ayurveda gives due importance to both preventive and therapeutic aspects. Ayurveda is to promote health, enhance immunity and cure disease. The two main objectives of Ayurveda are maintenance of this balance and its repair in case of any imbalance and derangement. Ayurveda is one of the venerable Ayurvedic hospitals in Trivandrum, Kerala that uses certified Indian herbs and medicinal plants to provide patients with the best Ayurveda treatment for all types of diseases.

 "The fundamental concept of Ayurveda is to maintain health and to treat it from the root cause. Ayurveda does not look at the disease. It looks at the host individually and [an individual's] vulnerability," Manyam stated. 

Many Ayurvedic treatments like meditation and individualized diet plans are therefore aimed at keeping a person healthy, not curing them of disease from cause itself. 

Turmeric, commonly known as a spice derived from the turmeric plant (Curcuma longa), is often prescribed by Ayurvedic practitioners. Turmeric contains beta-carotene,  flavonoids,calcium, iron, niacin, potassium, zinc and other nutrients. And in addition to its potential effectiveness in treating peptic ulcers and some types of cancer, turmeric also has proven anti-inflammatory properties. Several studies have suggested that it helps to reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, according to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a special division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

A study in 2011 found that an Ayurvedic herbal compound was just as effective at treating rheumatoid arthritis symptoms as Trexall.

Another widely used Ayurvedic treatment is frankincense, a dried resin taken from the Boswellia tree. According to NCCAM, osteoarthritis patients had significant decreases in the pain after using a frankincense remedy.

A study of 2005 published in the journal Cardiology in Review suggested that the Ayurvedic practice of yoga helps to reduce anxiety and improve quality of life, making it a beneficial practice for those with heart disease and  hypertension.

Scientific research on Ayurveda 

Some researchers studying Ayurveda believe that understanding a patient's doshas — and in turn his/her prakruti — can help determine that patient's risk of developing certain diseases or health issues. In a study published in 2013 in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine journal, Manyam used the principles of Ayurvedic medicine to identify people that may be at higher risk of developing Parkinson's diseases. The study found that the incidence of Parkinson's disease was highest in the people with a vata prakruti (those whose dominant dosha is vata).

Such researchs can be helpful not only in identifying vulnerable populations for diseases but also in delaying the onset of symptoms & slowing the progression of the disease, according to Manyam. In the case of patients with Parkinson's disease, individuals with a vata prakruti may alter their diet plan or seek Ayurvedic treatment that will keep their doshas and hormones in balance, Manyam said. 

Imbalance in any of the three major doshas are addressed by a range of Ayurvedic treatments, including herbal remedies, dietary restrictions, massage, yoga, meditation and breathing exercises called pranayama, according to the University of Maryland Medical.

The effectiveness of these therapies has not been widely studied in clinical trials and researches by practitioners of Western medicine. Therefore, some doctors and other health care professionals consider Ayurveda a risky adjunct to conventional medicine but the truth is nobody tried to dive in the deepness of Ayurveda.

However, in the 1970s,World Health Organization (WHO) conducted a study in conjunction with an Ayurvedic Trust — a public charitable health care organization in India — to test the effectiveness of Ayurvedic treatments in patients with rheumatoid arthritis Issue. The study found that such treatments were both safe and highly effective, providing symptomatic relief of arthritis without any harmful side effects. 

But such studies are few and far, according to the WHO, which notes that there are currently no published studies that have tested Ayurveda as a whole in system, nor are there many studies that have tested several Ayurvedic treatments in the management of a specific disease. 

Organizations such as the Ayurvedic Trust are now endeavoring to support claims about the efficacy of Ayurvedic treatments with peer-reviewed studies and journals, which are published in the organization's two journals, Ancient Science of Life and ASL-Musculoskeletal Diseases.



The purpose of Ayurveda is to find the right balance in the constitution of the person's body. Ayurveda talks about things related to nature, Ayurveda becoming increasingly popular is that people believe in things made from nature very much.

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