More About Ayurveda
Definition of Ayurveda
The meaning of Ayurveda is hidden within its name.
The word Ayurveda is made up of two words 'Ayu' meaning Age and 'Veda' meaning Knowledge of Learning. Hence, the pathy which helps us to live a healthy long life and reveals all the secrets of human body is termed as Ayurveda.
Ayurveda is the most Ancient science and it is also discussed in Veda's i.e. Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samveda And Atharv-Veda.
Origin of Ayurveda
According to Shastra's and Veda's Ayurveda has no origin; that is Ayurveda is Eternal and Indefinite. It is an immortal piece of knowledge which co-exist with nature and only will disappear with extinction of mother nature, which is impossible.
This theory is not hypothetical as it had been written by Maharishi Sushuruta and Maharishi Charaka centuries ago in Grantha's with satisfactory facts.
Evolution of Ayurveda
According to Vagbhatta in Ashtang Haridyam Ayurveda was re-collected (as it was already existing) by Lord Brahma before the creation of Universe for the healthy lives of living beings. However, there are some differences in between historians that either Ayurveda was Re-Collected by Lord Brahma or it was Re-Created as said in Sushurut Samhita and Kashayap Samhita. The further Evolution of Ayurveda can be seen here in graphical notion.
Working of Ayurveda
Any disease in Ayurveda is identified and cured by its Dosha's defined in Ayurveda. Dosha's are mainly of two types:
1. Sharirik Dosha 2. Mansik Dosha Sharirik Dosha is further sub-divided into Vata, Pita and Kapha. The two sub categories of Mansik Dosha are Raja and Tama.