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International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy


ISSN Online:2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343

Article: A REVIEW ON AYURVEDA, THE INDIAN SYSTEM OF MEDICINE: RICH HERITAGE AND ITS SCIENTIFIC RELEVANCE

Article Category: Review articles

DOI: DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.100226

Pages: 12-15

Author: Rekha Phull , Gaurav Phull *

Abstract: Ayurveda is the science of life Tasyaayushah punyatamo vedo vedvidaam matah !! ch.su. 1/43 It is the oldest time-tested science, having principles and treatment guidelines which were way ahead of time. Ages before the origin of modern medicine (Allopathy), it has been an established and effective Healthcare as well as life-care system which had its roots in rich Indian culture and it incorporated all principles, rituals and beliefs of our country. Therefore, it is aptly known as Indian system of medicine. It is fascinating to know that the scientists of Ayurveda had laid down such treatment protocols, patient care methods and lifestyle guidelines which have stood by the test of time. It becomes more commendable that they did not have help of present scientific gadgets and investigative procedures, still they have explained with such a precision. Ayurveda was on its Zenith and was the lifeline of Indian Healthcare system. Unfortunately, it has been overlooked and ignored by the Western approach of treatment in last few centuries due to complacent behaviour of Ayurvedic scholars and some other obvious reasons. Hereby, I am going to highlight some Ayurvedic principles and therapeutic approaches which were much ahead of time and are still relevant in present era, although few modifications may be done according to need of present time. 




Keyword: Ayurveda, Acharya Sushruta, Prakriti, Rakta.