Illness and treatment have been part and parcel of human civilization since the evolution of humans and in prehistoric times, it is surmised that early humans came to know about the use of plants or herbs through trial and error methods. Now, modern technology has reduced the human interface between the doctor and the patient such technologies are expected to gain more popularity as time passes.
Ayurveda, the knowledge of life, has been practised unchanged with regard to its basic principles for thousands of years. From passages in the Vedas dating back to the second millennium BCE to the Charaka-Samhita and Sushruta-Samhita which date back to the 1st and 7th century CE respectively, the core essence of Ayurveda has remained uniquely distinct and has stood the test of time. The practice of Ayurveda individualizes treatment based on the understanding of the body’s constitution (Prakriti) and life forces (Dosha) using compounds of herbs or proprietary ingredients, as well as massage, diet, exercise, and lifestyle recommendations.
Since Independence of India, Ayurveda has been making its mark is today a globally recognized and respected system of medicine. Ayurveda centres are spread not just across India, but across the globe! The government is also supporting clinical and laboratory research on Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurveda has embraced modern technology to manufacture Ayurvedic medicines using the same ancient formulae and methodology in modern facilities that follow globally accepted good manufacturing practices.