Ayurveda or the knowledge of life and longevity (Ayu: Life, Veda: Knowledge) is an ancient shastra or science of holistic and natural healing system that believes in treating the individual rather than the disease. The benefits of Ayurveda extend well beyond immediate cure. Ayurveda ultimately aims at preventing recurrence of the problem by helping in the individual integrate the principles of Ayurveda into his everyday life style.
The fact that Ayurvedic medication has no unpleasant side effects on the body definitely helps in the final synthesis. Ayurveda not only heals but also preserves and rejuvenates the inherent sources of energy by various herbal medicines and Panchkarma treatments. Yoga and meditation are also essential part of the treatment.