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|| Namami dhanvantharim aadidevam
Suraasurairvanditham padapadmam
Lokejararukbhaya mruthyunashanam
Dhaathaaramesham vividhaoushadhinam ||


|| Raagaadirogaan satatanuashkthan
Asheshakayanprasruthan asheshan
Outhsukhya mohanratidanjhaganam
Yoapoorvavydhaya namosthu thasmai ||
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Ayurveda - A Brief Introduction

Ayurveda the science of life, is a very comprehensive system of healing, which has its roots in the vedas, the oldest scriptures of India. According to Ayurveda the cosmic consciousness and the five basic elements (Panchamahabhutas) combine to form the building blocks of physical existence.

The bodily functions are regulated by the tridoshas and the harmonious interplay among the doshas, is believed to be the foundation of sound health. Ayurveda is concerned with preventing diseases through moderation in diet, work, play and rest. The basis of all Ayurvedic treatments is the balancing of energies within us to restore wholeness. Rigorous scientific scrutiny into Ayurvedic techniques have revealed that many disorders that fail to respond to other forms of treatment respond to Ayurvedic remedies

Astanga Ayurveda


"Kayabala grahaordwanga shalya
Damstra jara vrishan |
Astavangani Tasyahuschiktsa
Yeshu Samsritaa ||
"


The eight branches of Ayurveda are :
  • Kayachikitsa   - Internal Medicine
  • Balachikitsa    - Paediatrics
  • Grahachikitsa - Psychology & Psychiatry
  • Urdhwanga    - ENT & Opthalmology
  • Shalya            - Surgery
  • Damstra         - Toxicology
  • Jara                - Science of Rejuvenation
  • Vrisha             - Science of Aphrodasiacs

Ayurveda Avatarana (Origin of Ayurveda)

"Brahma Smruthva Ayushovedam Prajapathimagigrahit
Soashwinou Tou Saharaksham
soathriputhradikan muneen
te agniveshadhikansthe tu pruthak tantrani tensire||
"

 


Prajapathi


Ashwini Kumaras


Indra


Atreya


Agnivesha -- Bhela -- Jatukarna -- parashara -- Harita -- Ksharapani


Composition of treatises as Charaka -- Sushurutha -- Vagbhata