The Journey of Ayurveda
Originating from Sanskrit, ayur (life) and veda (science), Ayurveda is an ancient
healing system originated in the Indian subcontinent that relies on herbs for maintaining good health. Historical records suggest that the journey of Ayurveda began in India more than 5000 years ago and this traditional system of healing has influenced both Unani humor therapy conceptualized by Hippocrates and ancient Chinese remedies that
relies on herbs for maintaining good health.
Vedic philosophy believes that human beings are all a part of nature. Just as animals and plants are interdependent on each other to create balance within their beings, there is a concurrent and inherent connection between the universe and human beings. Unlike the animal kingdom, human beings live in a more complex, natural world where they are perpetually exposed to environmental changes. Changes in weather, society, economy, lifestyle, diet, work, financial status, emotions and relationships can easily tip the balance and negatively influence an individual's state of mind, body and soul.
Happiness through Wellness
Himalaya's mission is to contemporize Ayurveda and develop safe and effective
products to bring in Wellness in Every Home and Happiness in Every Heart. Drawing from this incredible history
Herbs - The Heart of Ayurvedic Medication
Herbs are at the heart of Ayurvedic medication. Whole flowers, roots, stems and leaves are manually processed in various ways to discover their optimal potential. Over 15,000 herbs are mentioned in the scriptures of which only around 850 are commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine today. One of the most commonly used herbs in Ayurveda is Neem. Described as sarva roga nivarini or that which keeps all diseases at bay, Neem supports the body's natural defense system. Apart from Neem, Ginger, Amla and Ashvagandha, among others, feature highly in the list of important plants in this traditional medicinal system.
Importance of Vata, Pitaa and Kapha in Human Body
Historical records suggest that Ayurvedic medicine has paved the way for various branches of medicine practiced today. Susruta Samhita, another revered Ayurvedic text, mentions nine branches in Ayurveda–general medicine, surgery, ear, nose and throat (ENT) and eye disease, toxicology, psychiatry, pediatrics, gynecology, sexology and virility. Some texts also reveal that ancient natural healers delved into plastic surgery.