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principles-ayurvedaPower Herbs draws its inspiration from the ancient wisdom found in Āyurveda. Power Herbs bridging the gap between the ancient wisdom of this science from nature and the modern lifestyle by bringing the benefits of these natural products to you in a convenient form Ayurveda The word ‘Ayurveda’ comes from the word ‘ayur’ meaning ‘life’ and the word ‘veda’ meaning ‘to know’. Ayurveda means ‘the science of life’, and is a medical system practiced in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal Āyurveda, which translates to “the knowledge of life”, teaches us that by allowing our bodies to maintain its natural balance, disease can be avoided.Āyurveda exerts the importance of avoiding disease all together by providing our mind, body and soul the proper nourishment and thus helping it maintain harmony within the system.

Ayurveda’s mythological origins, though, are attributed to the Indo-European Nasatya or Aswins, twin physicians of the gods of the ancient Indo-European pantheon. Four thousand year old references to the Nasatya are found in the now extinct, Hurrian and Hittite languages in Turkey, and in the Sanskrit language in India. Ayurveda is considered the upaveda or accessory Veda to the Atharva Veda. The four Vedas are the world’s oldest literary documents in an Indo-European language.

Ayurveda finds its roots in the Vedas – the Holy Scriptures dating back to the mid second millennium BCE. Today, Ayurveda is regarded ayurvedaas part of complementary and alternative medicine. In essence, Ayurveda breaks our body’s constitution down into three states: Air and Space (Wind) -Vayuvata, Fire and Water (bile) – pitta and water & earth (phlegm) – kapha. When these three elements are in balance – our bodies are in complete harmony and therefore able to maintain proper health. On the contrary a shift in either of these elements is expressed as a symptom or a disease. A classic Ayurvedic text, that parallels the time frame of the Atharva Veda, is the Charaka Samhita. Written in the Indus Valley area around 1000 B.C.E. (Before the Common Era) in Sanskrit, it is a treatise on general medicine. This strongly suggests the probability that Ayurveda, though of pan Indo-European origins earlier, had begun to evolve into a distinct entity within the subcontinent by the first millennium B.C.E. Ayurveda’s lasting influence in the non Indo-European sphere began after the rise and spread of Buddhism in the 6th century B.C.E. Buddhist monks introduced Ayurveda to China, Tibet, Korea, Mongolia and Sri Lanka, leaving a lasting legacy in their medical systems.

ayurveda (1)In addition to yoga, exercise and meditation, one branch of Ayurveda details the health benefits afforded to mankind by nature. Ayurveda embraces the concept of ‘you are what you eat’ and details the interactions and impact of herbs, fruits, and vegetables on human health. More recently, the German translation of an ayurvedic text that dates back to less than 1000 B.C.E., the Susruta Samhita, contributed to modern medicine the discipline of plastic surgery. Susruta mentions eight branches in ayurveda – General medicine, Surgery, ENT and Eye diseases, Toxicology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Gynecology, Sexology and Virility.The Power Herbs started ayurvedic expertise with modern medical research methodology, to extend the science of ayurveda to produce scientifically verified herbal solutions. Ayurveda,More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life,Veda = science or knowledge). It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vital while realizing their full human potential. Providing guidelines on ideal daily and seasonal routines, diet, behavior and the proper use of our senses, Ayurveda reminds us that health is the balanced and dynamic integration between our environment, body, mind, and spirit. An important goal of Ayurveda is to identify a person’s ideal state of balance, determine where they are out of balance, and offer interventions using diet, herbs, aromatherapy, massage treatments, music, and meditation to reestablish balance.

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