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What is Ayurveda

Ayurveda (Sanskrit for “science of life”), the name derived from – ‘Ayus’ Life & ‘Veda’ science, is a form of alternative medicine based on the principle that disease is caused by an imbalance of life forces (viz. kapha, pitta, and vata). It is attributed to Dhanvantari, the physician to the gods in Hindu mythology, who received it from Brahma. Its earliest concepts were set out in the portion of the Vedas known as the Atharvaveda (2nd millennium BC). Ayurveda is the oldest existing system of medical practice and is regarded by proponents as a complete way of life aimed at spiritual, mental, and social well-being as well as physical health.

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