also called Ayurvedic medicine
is a healthy-lifestyle system that the Indians have implemented and leveraged for almost 50 centuries, now. Ayurveda – ‘the science of living a healthy and illness-free life’ is built on the basis that - in the olden days/earlier centuries, men used to dwell close to nature. Therefore, whenever he fell sick or was exposed to some kind of disease, he used to cure the disease on his own by utilizing the natural resources provided by mother nature.
5 elements of nature combined with the 3 components of the human body
While Ayurveda emphasizes good health, prevention as well as treatment of illness through healthy lifestyle practices that include meditation, dietary changes, yoga, and the use of herbal
remedies, the main objective of ayurvedic science is to obtain perfect health by creating the right equilibrium of perfect harmony between the human body and the environment it habituates.
Based on wisdom acquired through the centuries, Ayurveda is not only used to treat a person’s physical complaints but is also used to change the lifestyle practices of a man intending to help him maintain or improve his health.
As per Ayurveda, the 5 elements of nature such as air, water, fire, space, and earth combine in the human body as 3 major components/doshas called vatta, pitta, and Kapha and these are closely related to the primary elements of nature and specific functions of the human body. The significance of the aforementioned doshas is that the right balance of these is needed for optimal health.
Significance of Ayurvedic herbs
According to Ayurveda, the health of a man is a reflection of him dwelling in harmony with nature and he falls sick or gets disease when this harmony is disturbed. In ancient times, the sages believed in ayurvedic herbs and they used these herbs as wonderful solutions to cure/heal several
health issues and sicknesses. Hence, the sages and rishis conducted thorough studies as well as experiments using these herbs in order to obtain the accuracy of the medicinal values of these herbs and also their effectiveness in treating/curing numerous diseases. Natural ayurvedic herbs are regarded to be free of side effects and therefore they enjoy a global appeal.
Herbs play a significant and crucial role in the ayurvedic system. A small herb is used in dissolving kidney stones, and stones in the bladder, gallbladder easily and effectively, ayurvedic herbs are also used to give permanent relief from diseases by eliminating the metabolic toxins from the human body.
Ayurvedic treatment - also known as “Ayurvedic Healing” combines one or more products that are being derived from herbs, minerals, & plants. These are followed by a well-balanced diet, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle. While most Ayurvedic treatments are targeted at a particular health issue, the treatments are specifically designed based on a human being’s physical, emotional as well as social well-being by maintaining a balance among all 3 of these elements.
Ayush medicines found effective in treating post covid issues
Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai - the minister of state for Ayush stated that Ayush medicines have also proved effective in dealing with post-covid 19 issues, while he was addressing an event that was the 1st in a series of week-long Ayush programs under ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, organized by All India Institute of Ayurveda under the Union Ministry of Ayush.
Informing that Ayush ministry regularly issued protocols from time to time to combat COVID-19 and people have benefited in a big way from medicines like Giloy, Mahendrabhai, said, “There have been several clinical studies on Ayush practices and more research is required in the sector. The Ayush ministry welcomes those who want to do research in Ayush."
Explaining the benefits of the Ayurveda and other streams of Ayush in the management of mild and moderate cases of COVID-19, Dr. Tanuja Nesari, director, AIIA said that the recovery rate at the Covid center set up at the institute has been more than 99 percent. “Not only were the corona-infected patients cured in the COVID Centre, there was also no loss of life even among the doctors, nursing staff, and other hospital staff engaged in their treatment. The biggest reason for this was that everyone followed the Ayush protocol.”
Today, Ayurveda is used largely in modern medicine systems and this was triggered by scientific researches that were conducted in order to prove how effective and positive the role of plants or herbs can be on human health. Furthermore, western countries have also begun to follow the route of Ayurveda through natural therapies that include yoga, meditation, etc.