Ayurveda is a traditional medicine system native to India and followed in other parts of the world as a form of alternative medicine. Ayurveda means “life science.”
Ayurvedic treatment is mostly use natural herbs, minerals and its combination, so called as Natural medicine or remedies.
Along with natural herbal medicines, therapies useful include massage, yoga, and lifestyle guidelines, so called as naturopathic medicine.
Ayurveda as Alternative Medicines
In Sanskrit, the word Ayurveda means “life science” (ayur means 'life', and veda means 'science'). It aims to integrate the body, mind, and spirit to prevent and treat disease.
The Sushruta Samhita and the Charaka Samhita were guiding works on traditional medicine. Ayurvedic practitioners identified number of medicinal preparations and surgical procedures for curing various diseases. Ayurveda has become an alternative form of medicine in the western world.