Ayurveda is the oldest system of medicine in the world. More than a mode of treatment, it is a way of life. The origin of Ayurveda—the word conjugated by ‘ayur,’ meaning life, and ‘Veda,’ meaning knowledge—can be traced back to the evolution of civilisation. Thousands of years ago, the Indian sages committed their knowledge about life and the fundamentals of Ayurveda in the oldest scriptures known to humanity, namely the Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Atharva Veda and Sam Veda.
Ayurvedic practices emerged as eight branches, known as Ashtanga Ayurveda. They are General Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, ENT-‐Dentistry, Ophthalmology, Toxicology, Geriatrics and Reproductive Medicine. Ayurveda the Science of Life aims to prevent diseases as well as cure them. It promotes health not only through medicines but also by restoring the harmony between humanity and nature. The relationship between body, mind and lifestyle is fundamental to this ancient and time-‐tested system of medicine.