Ayurveda, a Blessing from the Past
Ayurveda is a holistic system of medicine, indigenous to India, and Kerala in particular. It’s the knowledge gained 5000 years ago through constant learning and practicing. The origin of Ayurveda is said to be of divine, from Lord Brahma.
The term “ Ayurveda” is the combination of two words, “Āyu”, which means “life”, and “Veda”, meaning “knowledge”.
Ayurveda is the awareness that helps to protect the quality and longevity of life.
It is based on the ancient Indian philosophy of “Panchabootha Sidhantha”, which says that the whole universe, and the living and non-living matters it contains, is made up of five basic elements. These are collectively called Panchaboothas. They are:
1-Air 2-Space 3-Fire 4-Water 5-Earth