AYUREVDA –A BOON FOR HEALTH

Ayurveda for Healthy and Diseased

Ayurveda has a rich tradition of knowledge. It is believed that first source of flow of ayurvedic knowledge took place through Lord Brahma.Unfortunately Ayurveda’s potential is not explored according to the worth contained in it. Ayurveda is the science of life. Ayurveda has two aims first is to keep the health of a person maintained and second is curing of the diseases of the patients. That is why Ayurveda is meant not only for diseased persons but for the healthy persons too. It is true that dharma, artha, kaam and moksha are attained through a healthy body only and Ayurveda is the tool that helps to achieve the same.

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The uniqueness of Ayurveda lies in the fact that its principles remain unchanged. Ayurveda’s guidelines are time tested principles. It is generally blamed that there is no research in Ayurveda. The meaning of research to them means defining and establishing the principles of Ayurveda according to the modern parameters. In fact in today’s society owing to the impact of westernized thoughts only their parameters are considered as rational and logical.  Ayurevda holds a person’s deviation in following the dietary and daily regimen responsible for various diseases.

Ayurveda -Tips for healthy life

Ayurveda has advocated the cause of noble deeds to keep one healthy and wealthy.  Ayurveda says that for attaining a good health getting up before sunrise and going to sleep early at night is the key to health. Taking a bath daily and doing good deeds to others add years to the life. According to Ayurveda every human being is born with three basic instincts i.e. desire of life, desire for wealth and third prime desire is for salvation. Taking of curd in autunm, spring and summer is contradicted by Ayurveda. Heating of curd is a taboo. Similarly taking honey after heating acts as a poison. Honey is never to be taken by mixing it with ghee in equal quantity. Honey in excess quantity is not good for health. Interestingly commonly used vegetables like potato and sarson ka saag  and urd daal used frequently in Punjabi kitchen has been declared as the most inferior type of the food in Ayurveda.

Ayurveda -Food tips

Milk and ghee are the food substance which if taken daily not only keep the diseases at a bay but adds to the longevity of a person.

Food should be prepared in ghee in autumn season and with oil in rainy season to avoid diseases caused by the effect of these seasons.  Ghee should be contained in iron vessels and cold water should be kept in copper vessels, says Ayurevda. While taking food sweet things should be taken thereafter sour and Salish things should be taken. Ayurveda holds that it is better to follow the guide lines for a healthy living than to do the treatment of diseases.

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