Ayurveda FAQ

  • What is Ayurveda?

    Ayurveda, the knowledge of life and longevity, is the oldest, most comprehensive scientific discipline a complete health care system or healing system that was preached, practiced and documented in the ancient times by omniscient sages. This knowledge was revealed to them in their spiritual pursuits.

  • What is the basic philosophy of health, disease and treatment in Ayurveda?
  • Whether Ayurveda has specialities?

    There are eight divisions of Ayurvedic therapeutics, namely Kayachikitsa (Internal medicine), Shalya (Surgery), Shalakya (Otorhinolaryngology and Opthalmology), Kaumar Bhritya (Paediatrics, Gynaecology and Obstetrics) Agad tantra (Toxicology), Rasayana (Gerentorology), Vajikaran (Aphrodisiacs) and Bhoot Vidya (Psychiatry). Therefore it is also called as Astanga Ayurveda.

  • What are body types?

    For Ayurveda you are “one of its kind” as no two bodies are alike. In here too Ayurveda sees the influence of the WIND, SUN and WATER in our make up, as VATA PITTA and KAPHA influence formation and function of the body. Each of us has one or two DOSHAs infused into us as we grow in our mother’s womb based on which our digestion, tissues, organs, immunity, sleep, and aging are characterized. Factors like parent’s body types, mother’s diet and lifestyle, seasonal variations and such factors heighten a particular dosha to effect our formation. The primary Dosha that constitutes all aspects of our growth, development and wellbeing is called the body type. Diet and lifestyle that balances our body’s primary dosha is health promoting and improves quality of life.

  • What are DHATUS?

    The anatomical make up of our body is done through systematic arrangement of DHATU (tissues). There are 7 Dhatus namely RASA (plasma and lymph), RAKTA (blood), MAMSA (muscle), MEDA (fat), ASTI (bone), MAJJA (Marrow) and SHUKRA (reproductive tissues). The tissues combine to form various organs and organ systems. Doshas work through the Dhatus and make bodily functions possible. When Dhatus are healthy they contribute to resistance against diseases and support longevity. Nourishment from the diet goes to support the formation and maintenance of the Dhatus.

  • How does Ayurveda look at illness?

    Seeds of illness start in the mind. When the mind is under the influence of Rajas or Tamas it motivates sense organs towards unwholesome objects. There after the sense organs excessively engage in those unwholesome objects and create patterns that repeat automatically. Most of the eating choices made when the mind is under the negative influence disturb the Agni. Digestive toxins formed as a byproduct of defective metabolism (Agni) provoke Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Digestive toxins (Ama) that are associated with dosha wander throughout the body and settle in different tissues and organs. Upon weakening the tissues and organs give refuge to various disease.

  • What are the main treatment techniques?

    Ayurvedic approach to health is holistic and comprehensive. It uses diet, spices, herbs, supplements, Yoga therapy, breathing techniques, ayurvedic health counseling, detox procedures, body therapies, and rejuvenation methods. A qualified Ayurvedic practitioner can determine your body type and the dosha imbalance, and recommend a program to promote health or correct an imbalance.

  • How is Ayurveda a Holistic Medicine?

    Ayurveda is a whole body, mind and spiritual system. The concept of disease in Ayurveda is that disease is a total affection of mind and body, the disturbance of the whole organism. Individual organs are not the cause of illness but disturbance at the inner level is the cause of illness. Management of only symptoms is not the approach of Ayurveda, rather it understands symptoms as manifestations of the overall imbalance of body and mind.

    Therefore Ayurveda does not believe in giving different medicines for different afflicted parts of body but rather takes a whole body approach, which will address disturbances of the whole person. More over in Ayurveda everything is individualized seeing person as a whole.

  • What importance do herbs have?

    Herbs are nature’s gift of health and longevity. They do not have any side effects, when used as whole herbs. They are absorbed easily and because of their different characteristics such as tastes, potencies, qualities they influence body and mind.

  • Where do raw materials for manufacturing Ayurvedic medicines come from?

    We strongly believe in “giving back to the nature”. We are very responsible in sourcing our raw material. All our certified organic products are contract farmed or our suppliers procure them from organic sources. The classical products are manufactured at facilities that are specifically chosen by our experts. These facilities follow traditions of formulations that go back to several generations. Most of our manufacturers have their own herbal gardens for the supply of raw materials. We pick the best products from several companies and implement high quality control so as to ensure safety and efficacy.