Updated: May 26, 2022
“Ayus” = longevity or age
“Veda” = wisdom.
Ayurveda is a time-tested healthcare system that originated in India. Through the ages, for at least the past 5000 years, it has observed, explored, and documented both chronic and acute diseases. Based on this, Ayurveda advises following a lifestyle and diet that shows benefit in both managing and preventing these health issues at every stage of their manifestation.
“Ayus” means longevity or age and “Veda” is wisdom. Ayurveda offers us the wisdom necessary for gaining health and longevity through our lifestyle, diet, stability of mind, and cultivation of our consciousness within. It emphasizes that our ability to transform the food we take in, the emotions we feel, and the thoughts and concepts we form greatly dictate our well being and enhance our immune system.
Often known as the “Mother of Healing Sciences”, it offers scientific debate on natural phenomena that are being researched and propagated today in modern medical science. For example, the healing effects of turmeric, its antibacterial and antiseptic qualities, the anti-fungal qualities of neem and its use as a natural herbicide, and the rejuvenative effects of Ashwagandha are some of the legacies of Ayurveda found around the world today.