Whether it is supplements for better health or chemical -free cosmetics, Ayurveda and its principles are making a comeback- in some cases, in the traditional way.
Have you watched the ad where actor Akshay Kumar tells co-actor Tamannaah Bhatia that mere green leaves on labels do not mean the product one using is Ayurveda? Or, the one where a foreigner informs Akshay that she uses Ayurveda products for her skin and hair , and that they are made from the 5000 year old Ayurveda science from India?
Well, the girl in the ad is right about the date;Ayurveda does date back to 3000 to 5000 years ago. About the particular product the ad promotes, we can’t vouch for that. That’s the thing with Ayurveda.things come back to where they begin, we have read a blog once. Our return to Ayurveda is along the same lines. As we evolved alongside technology and vice verse , we have all been guilty of trying to get our hands on “the best in the market”, often realizing that the best isn’t what it promises to be, what with various side effects.
With organic living holding sway, we make our way back to what our ancestors have believed in and used. In fact, the Ministry of Ayush that was formed in 2014 was with the aim to ensure “optimal development and propagation of Ayush systems of health care”.
Medicine and Homeopathy , it was renamed as Department of Ayurveda yoga and naturopathy, unani, siddha and homeopathy (˘ayush) “with focused attention for development of education and research in Ayurveda , yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and homeopathy.
Let’s try and understand Ayurveda and its current resurgence . Ayurveda is a 5000 year old system of natural healing that has its origin in the vedic culture of India. The word Ayurveda comes from the Sanskrit Ayurveda (life) and Veda ( knowledge). It was originally shared as an oral tradition, but later recorded in Sanskrit in the Vedas- the rig Veda,yajur Veda and atharva Veda. Ayurveda believes that health and wellness depend on a balance between the mind, body,and spirit and that every part of a plant is of sacred medicinal value.
There are also Ayurveda resorts and spas and Ayurveda packages that claim to offer panchakarma. Panchakarma means purification of five karma s/detoxification of body, that therapeutic vomiting (vanadium),herbalised oil enemas(bast i),nasal irrigation /medicine from the nostrils (nasya),purgation (virechana), and blood- letting(raktmokshana). This process is done over several days under proper guidance of a qualified Ayurveda doctor.
HERE IS A LIST OF FACTS YOU MUST KNOW AND REMEMBER-
- Always consult a doctor before buying any Ayurveda based product.
- .A true Ayurveda beauty brand will never use synthetic chemicals of any kind.
- Milk, honey and beeswax are sometimes used in Ayurveda medicine and products.
- Any Ayurveda product that states it has used extracts should be your catch.