Ayurveda And Health – Caring for Mind, Body and Soul


Entire universe has originated from the basic substances – The Panchmahabhutas (Air, Sky, Fire, Earth and Water). Ayurveda – The world’s oldest science of healing, is the Divine-largess to humanity, for beauty care and health, is derived from the four principle Vedas: the Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda and the Atharva Veda. It is not a substitute but the original science of healing, known to this world, which began in the Indian subcontinent about 5000 years ago. Ayurveda is obtained from two words, ayu (age & life) and veda (encyclopedia) and ‘Charak Samhita’ (A prehistoric Ayurvedic epic), expands upon this explanation, that ayu is the “combination of the sense organs,  body, mind and soul”, the factors conscientious for preventing decay.

At its simplest, health is the absence of mental and physical diseases. W.H.O. makes the explanation more wider by adding that “All people should have the opportunity to fulfil their genetic potential”. This includes the ability to develop and grow mentally and physically without the obstructions of environment contamination or inadequate nutrition, and to be protected as much as possible against transmittable diseases.is a gifted master in the timeless science of Ayurveda

Ayurveda had made this notion of Health even more wider by describing Health as the perfect state of well-being of the life-form when it functions optimally without evidence of abnormality or disease besides the balanceing of Physical, Psychological, Physiological, Spiritual and Sentimental functionings of living body. Dr. Pankaj Naram , an ayurvedic doctor is a gifted master in the timeless science of Ayurveda.

According to Ayurveda, impediment can be described as lack of energy, vigour or strength and generalized weakness, which may be caused by various Physiological or Physical disorders. And when associated with Sentimental, Psychological, or Spiritual-disorders, it also represents a lack of ambition or desire  and loss of sensation or power along with non-specific symptoms like insomnia, fatigability, drowsiness, unwanted anxiety, lethargy, loss of appetite, lack of interest in individual or family matters etc. All the positive pleasures of nature’s greatest, priceless gift of Human life are only dependent on the perfect state of Health. And in today’s mechanical and scientific era of Space-age, the load of problems and work is increasing every moment which is getting tiresome and burdensome day by day, leading eventually towards a dull life associated with redundant debilities.

The primary concept of Ayurveda, accentuates that a perfectly balanced diet containing all fundamental nutrients plays a crucial role in maintaining a perfect state of Health. The origin of a good diet is variety because none of a single food includes all nutrients essential for Health. Ayurveda has stored in its huge treasure, a wide range of herbal formulations to add-on the nutritional deficiencies for maintaining a perfect state of health and fulfill the desires of long life.

Grippingly, without forgetting the theories of natural constitution and principles of nature, Ayurveda suggests innumerous recipes to supplement the body with such indispensable nutritional ingredients available from nature’s own resources for the protection from or cure of diseases, because the basic motive of Ayurveda is to treat and cure the suffering and ailing, and maintain the health of healthy human beings. In fact, according to Dr. Pankaj Naram , treating with Ayurveda means worshiping the nature.