There were many speculations attached with Ayurveda for years. If you will look back to 330-1300 BCE you will get a lot to learn about the development of Ayurveda in the field of medicine.
It is just been years around the discovery of how Ayurveda came into being. Ayurveda was always a part of our daily lives but it was never discovered in the form of Ayurveda. The origin of Ayurveda is now being made crystal clear because people can understand the concept of Ayurveda as well as its origin.
History of Ayurveda
The Vedic era introduced yoga to us. Atharva Veda is the best source of knowledge to learn about the origin of Ayurveda. According to an ancient belief, Ayurveda is the concept of Hindu God 'Brahma'. Ayurveda is supposed to be an eternal science which was created by Brahma. The evidence to this is mentioned in Mahabharata where Lord Vishnu is an incarnation of Brahma. The origin of Ayurveda belongs to approximately 5000 years ago. The early legends spent their whole life in discovering the concept of Ayurveda.
The word Ayurveda is a combination of two Sanskrit words, Ayur and Veda which means life and knowledge respectively. Since ancient times Ayurveda played a prominent role in India as well as different countries like Thailand, Korea, Europe, etc. People started practicing yoga in a wider range. From 1980s Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Robert Svoboda, and David Frawley were spreading the teachings of Ayurveda throughout the United States.
The main concerns of Ayurveda are body and mind. Dosha is a fundamental concept of Ayurveda. It comprises of vata, pitta, and the kapha. They control the mental and psychological operations of the body. A person is supposed to be healthy if these doshas are in harmony. Later, Ayurveda texts like Charak Samhita, Sushrut Samhita, Ashtanga Hridayam Sangraha, etc. were discovered that accumulated available Ayurveda treatment in India.
Benefits of Ayurveda
You can be benefited by Ayurveda in many ways but Panchakarma Treatment in India is the best of all the Ayurvedic treatments in India. Most of the benefits of Ayurveda can be extracted from Panchakarma. The 'Panch', 'Karmas' (5 activities) that are performed here are as follows:
1. Sneha Vasti - It deals with disorders like anxiety, constipation, and insomnia. All the toxins from the human body are removed. The benefits attached to it are as follows:
· Eliminates all the impurities from the body.
· It lowers the spinal pains and the problems attached to it like headaches, backache, etc.
2. Vamanam - The main aim of Vamanam is to get rid of toxins from the respiratory tract and as well as eliminate the Kapha toxins.
· Relaxes the chest by excretion of vitiated Kapha.
· It is the most efficient treatment of asthma and skin related diseases.
· It reduces the level of cholesterol in the body.
3. Virechna - The primary aim of this Ayurveda treatment is to clear the lower pathways of the body.
· It is good to deal with liver diseases, inflammations, jaundice, etc.
· It heals the diseases which can't be directly cured.
4. Kashaya - It is an herbal tea used to cure minor illnesses and fever. It is being used since the ages of our forefathers and is very effective.
· It helps with digestion.
· Prevents problems related to the respiratory system.
· Ginger especially helps in controlling cough.
5. Nasyam - This therapy deals with issues of the head and neck, i.e., the upper part of the body.
· Skin complexion and hair quality can be improved.
· It can be of great help in order to avoid mental disorders.
· It relaxes the eyes.
Ayurveda, the ancient system of healing has some amazing wonders in its kitty which is way safer and better than traditional medicines.