India is known for its traditional medicinal systems—Ayurveda being the most widely known not only in the country but also across the globe. When translated from Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “the science of life” (the Sanskrit root ayur means “longevity” or “life” and veda means “science”). The Ayurvedic concept appeared and developed between 2500 and 500 BC in India. For over 3000 years, Ayurveda has been not only a comprehensive medical system but also a way of living.
The very concept of “mind, body and spirit” originated from Ayurveda. It asserted that the science, philosophy and spirituality are all necessary aspects of healthy living. It developed a tradition of medicines and a system of treatment based in the inherent ability of the human body to rejuvenate, to heal and to restore its natural balance.
Believed to have been passed on to humans from the Gods themselves, Ayurveda developed and evolved from several ancient treatises. The knowledge of Ayurveda was passed on orally through a lineage of sages in India until it was collated into texts- Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita and the Ashtanga Hrudaya. These texts detail the affect that the five elements found in the cosmic system - earth, water, air, fire, space – have on our individual system, and expound on the importance of keeping these elements balanced for a healthy and happy life.
According to Ayurveda, each person will be influenced by certain elements more than others. This is because of their prakriti, or natural constitution. Ayurveda categorizes the different constitutions into three different doshas: Vata dosha, in which the air and space elements dominate; Pitta dosha, in which the fire element dominates; Kapha dosha, in which the earth and water elements dominate. The dosha affects not just the shape of one’s body but also bodily tendencies (like food preferences and digestion), and the temperament of one’s mind and emotions. For example, the earth element in people with Kapha dosha is evident in their solid, sturdy body type, their tendency for slower digestion, their strong memory, and their emotional steadiness. Most people’s prakriti is made up of a combination of two doshas. For example, people who are “Pitta Kapha” will have the tendencies of both Pitta dosha and Kapha dosha, with Pitta dominating. By understanding the qualities of our natural constitution we are better able to do what is needed to keep ourselves in balance.
Ayurveda suggests use of herbs, plants, flowers, fruits, vegetation, herbal-mineral combination, massage, meditation and yoga for one’s physical, mental and spiritual well-being. It is our native system based on the peculiar Indian conditions because of which the medicinal system has no side effects. Ayurveda places great importance on one’s pathya, or lifestyle (eating habits and daily routine). Ayurveda also provides guidance on how to adjust our lifestyle based on the change of seasons. It has clearly laid out instructions to maintain health as well as fighting illness through therapies, massages, herbal medicines, diet control and exercise.
India has gained worldwide recognition for its indigenous and extensive Ayurvedic treatment. Various centers are established throughout the length and breadth of the country wherein authentic Ayurvedic treatment is given. Ayurvedic treatment has a soothing effect on the body and soul has attracted tourists from different parts of the country as well as from across the globe.
Ayurvedic, Herbal and Unani medicines are easy on the body and don’t cause side effects. Most importantly, ayurvedic and herbal treatment ensures that the root cause of the disease is eliminated from our body. Modern form of medicine just suppresses the disease which may fix the problem in the short term but ineffective in the long term.
We at Dawaghar have been at the service of this great science of ours for over 6 decades. We are a renowned name in the city of Meerut and close by areas and is known for its great customer service and for providing all kinds of branded ayurvedic, herbal and unani medicines. We’ve reinvented ourselves as times have changed in the last 60 years. In the same spirit, we’ve decided to go online with our website and allow our customers to reach us at the click of a button. Our store is now online and we’re excited to serve our customers through this new age platform. We welcome all our customers to browse our online store www.dawaghar.in and order with us directly.
Altogether, Ayurveda is not only a treatment but a way of life. It gives an in-depth knowledge of life and helps achieve - dharm, arth, kama, moksha which lead to a happy mind. A happy mind lets one stay calm; make better decisions and improve the overall quality of life. Thus, Ayurveda is one of the brightest shining jewels in the crown of India, our motherland.