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Perfect Health& Longevity With Ayurveda

At its simplest, HEALTH is the absence of physical and mental diseases. W.H.O. makes the description more wider by adding that "All people should have the opportunity to fulfil their genetic potential". This includes the ability to grow and develop physically and mentally without the impediments of inadequate nutrition or environment contamination, and to be protected as much as possible against infectious diseases.

Ayurveda had made this concept of Health even more wider (centuries ago) by describing Health as the perfect state of well-being of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease or abnormality besides the balancement of Physical, Physiological, Psychological, Sentimental & Spiritual functionings of living body.

According to Ayurveda, Debility can be described as Generalised weakness and lack of energy, vigour or strength, which may be caused by various Physical or Physiological disorders. And when associated with Psychological, Sentimental or Spiritual-disorders, it also represents a lack of desire or ambition and loss of power or sensation alongwith non-specific symptoms like fatiguability, insomnia, drowsiness, lethargy, unwanted anxiety, loss of appetite, lack of interest in personal or family matters etc.. All the cheerful pleasures of nature’s greatest, priceless gift of Human life are solely dependent on the perfect state of Health. And in today’s scientific & mechanical era of Space-age, the load of work & problems is increasing every moment that is getting burdensome & tiresome day by day, leading ultimately towards a dull life associated with unwanted debilities.

The traditional Indian Medicine, Ayurveda was based perfectly on empirical observations & practice rather than philosophy alone. The earliest Indian literature, Vedas, contain detailed descriptions of numerous disorders and their treatments. Ayurveda, as Vedic Medicine is known, was based largely on Herbal-treatment, although early Vedic Physicians also used various surgical techniques and invented artificial limbs and eyes. The Vedic era ended but the medical traditions of Ayurveda survived and were further developed under Brahmins, the caste of wise-men. As a result, by about 500 A.D., the Indian Medicine had become a scientifically based perfect system of treatment.

The "Perfect Health Philosophy" of Ayurveda believes and proposes that he who is in the habit of taking balanced & suitable food comprising of all essential nutritional elements, leads a perfect and happy life. The entire system of Ayurvedic treatment is based on correcting & balancing of Tridoshas (The three humors or the blemishes or the metabolic components of the body), Sapta-Dhatus (The seven physical elements of the body or the vital components) and Malas (The end product of elimination or the bodily excretas), which when are excited or vitiated, due to exogenous or endogenous causes including deficiency of nutritional ingredients, result in the impairment of body functions or disease. Ayurvedic recipes supplement the body with such essential nutritional ingredients available from nature’s own resources for the cure of or protection from diseases, because the basic motive of Ayurveda is to treat & cure, the ailing & suffering, and maintain health of healthy human beings, ever since the day of its inception.

According to Fundamental concept of Ayurveda, a perfectly balanced diet containing all essential nutrients plays a vital role in maintaining a perfect state of Health. The basis of a good diet is VARIETY because none of a single food contains all nutrients essential for Health. Ayurveda has stored in its vast treasure, a wide range of herbal formulations to supplement the nutritional deficiencies for maintaining a perfect state of health and fulfil the desires of LONGEVITY. Ayurveda clearly stresses upon the need and suggests numerous valuable therapies & remedies for REJUVENATION & VIRILITY to attain a perfect state of Health essential for LONGEVITY.