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Ayurveda, the science of life and longevity has a history as long as human civilization and even beyond. Ayurveda, the consider nature as the prime provider of life. Ayurveda is one of the greatest gifts of the sages of ancient India to humankind and accepted as the oldest scientific medical system with a long record of clinical experience. Ayurveda aims at the physical, mental and spiritual well being of human beings. Ayurveda treats man as a whole, which is a combination of body, mind and soul.

Ayurveda is the oldest surviving complete medical system in the world. Derived from its ancient Sanskrit roots - ‘ayus' (life) and ‘Veda' (knowledge) – and offering a rich, comprehensive outlook to a healthy life, It was expounded and practiced by the same spiritual Rishis, who laid the foundations of the Vedic civilization in India, by organizing the fundamentals of life into proper

Ayurvedic is the knowledge or wisdom (Veda) of life (ayur).It is quite simply, the oldest system of healing Ayurveda is the knowledge or wisdom (Veda) of life (ayur).It is quite simply, the oldest system of healing known to humankind. The ancient art of Ayurveda is part of the wisdom and lore of India, Originated around 5000 years ago from India, it has broadened its essence across the globe and occupied a key position in the fitness care system.

Today, it's a sole, indispensable branch of medicine an absolute naturalistic system that depends on the diagnosis of a body's three fine energies-vata, pitta and kapha-to achieve the right balance .These three Doshas are called the tridoshas. A balance among these life forces is essential for proper health. Any imbalance among the tridoshas causes a state of unhealthiness or disease.

Ayurveda has its own views about values and philosophy of life. Ayurvedic system describes man as a universe within himself, which is a child of the cosmic forces. His existence is inextricably tangled to the total cosmic manifestation. Other indispensable concepts of Ayurvedic System are the SapthaDhathus (the bodily tissues), Srotas (channels), amla (toxins and filthy matter) and the trinity of life -body, mind and spiritual consciousness. The first step in the method of diagnosis in Ayurvedic form of medicine is to determine the constitution of the person. That t means it is the patient who is diagnosed first and not the disease.

Ayurvedic was looked, upon with contempt, during the 500 years of foreign domination in India. But the spirit of this life science survived. Today Ayurveda has got attention of all people throughout the world. Kottackal Aryavaidyasala Sala and its founder Vaidyanathan P.S. Varier, called the pioneer of Ayurveda in the south. He is the first man in the south India to organize the treatment of patients under the Ayurvedic system. He pioneered the production of Ayurvedic medicines on modern times and ensured that Ayurveda occupied the right place among the country’s major medical system. Ayurveda is promoted as a complete alternative system of medicine in the world as it is the only one, which is well documented and coded and has the potential for further development.

India has a substantial share of the market by promoting Ayurveda as a system of medicine rather than a food supplement alone. The center has already introduced good manufacturing practice (GMP) for drugs manufacturing. The ever increasing demand for drugs, especially over the counter products has compelled the centers to keep a vigil on the quality of these drugs and observes good laboratory practice.

Exports of Ayurvedic medicines have reached a value of 100 million dollars a year (about 10 % the value of the entire Ayurvedic industry in India). About 60% of this crude herbs ( to be manufactured into products outside India) and about 30 % is finished product shipped abroad for direct sales to consumers, and the remaining 10 % is...
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