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Ayurvedic Medicine: History And Benefits
Ayurvedic Medicine: History And Benefits

About three hundred years ago in India, Ayurvedic medicine was the only source to cure illness. So, one can say that Ayurveda is one of the oldest healing systems in the world. People believe that health and wellness is a perfect balance of body, mind, and spirit. Ayurvedic medicine means not to fight with diseases but to promote good health. It is considered complementary and alternative (CAM), in the United States.

Ayurveda’s believes that dead or alive- everything is connected with the universe. Nevertheless, If you have good health, it means that your body, mind, and spirit have a balance with nature. If you are sick, it means that the balance is not perfect. Congenital disabilities, change of climate, age, and injuries can upset this balance.

Indian practitioners of Ayurveda believes that “Panchyatatya,” means the five basics found in the universe are, air, water, space, fire, and earth. Meanwhile, The three life forces called doshas are the combination of the five basics. Everyone has a mixture of the three doshas, namely, Vata Dosha, Pitta Dosha, and Kapha Dosha.

Concept Of Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurvedic Medicine: History And Benefits
Ayurvedic Medicine: History And Benefits

Vata Dosha (Space and Air)

Ayurveda believes that this is the most potent dosha of the three. Controlling the power of cell division and body functions. Moreover, It manages your blood flow, breathing, heart function, mind, and help to get rid of waste from the intestines. Grief, fear, staying up late can disrupt it.

The primary life source Vata Dosha helps to develop conditions like Asthma, Heart disease, Skin problems, Anxiety, and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Pitta Dosha (Fire and Water)

However, Pitta Dosha controls certain hormones, digestion, and metabolism of the body. Spending too much time in the sun, eating sour and spicy food can disrupt the system. Furthermore, Pitta Dosha helps to develop Heart disease, High blood pressure, infections, and chronic diseases.

Kapha Dosha (Water and Earth)

Although, Kapha Dosha controls the immune system, weight, body strength, stability, and muscle growth. Overeating sweet, salty food and too much water can disrupt the system.

Furthermore, Kapha Dosha helps to develop and control diseases like cancer, diabetes, asthma, nausea after eating, obesity, and other breathing disorders.     

Benefits Of Ayurveda

There are various health benefits of ayurvedic medicine. Multiple methods are implied to cure one’s disease.  However, Meditation and individuals ability to intake the medication are two of the many other ways to cure diseases. Turmeric is often considered a sone of the medicines to cure diseases. It contains iron, calcium, carotenoids, etc. that are highly beneficial for health.

Does Ayurvedic Medicine Work?

Though, Ayurvedic medicine is the ancient therapy used by practitioners to treat many chronic diseases. However, today, there is no proper certification program for ayurvedic medicines. The practitioners prescribe ayurvedic medications. Moreso, there is no surety of its properties and its works. The FDA does not approve the ayurvedic products. Since 2007, many countries have banned the use of ayurvedic medicines. According to the agency, the products contain toxic metals like mercury, arsenic, and lead. Life-threatening diseases can occur in humans due to the intake of such medicines. It is better to ask your doctor before you take such products.