Ayurveda is the ancient Indian science of healing. It comprises of two Sanskrit words:
Ayu = Life
Veda = Science
So, Ayurveda means science of life.
This amazing ancient science is approximately 5,000 years old and is still practiced across India and the world.
Ayurveda uses herbs, minerals, and therapies as a natural tool to improve health and treat diseases. Ayurveda aims to heal the diseases from their roots than treating just the symptoms. For this process of uprooting, Ayurveda suggests a variety of Panchakarma therapies such as enema, purgation, nasal drops and Upakarma therapies such as oil massage, Shirdhara (stream of oil poured over body), sweating treatment etc.