Ayurveda is the ancient Indian medical science, the origin of which can be traced back to more than 5000 years. The source of Ayurveda are the vedas , the oldest available classics.
Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word, derived from two roots: Ayur, which means life, and Veda, which mean knowledge. It is fair to say that Ayurveda is the science of life. Ayurveda is a science dealing not only with treatment of some diseases but is a complete way of life. It is only system of medicine which incorporates suggestions and remedies for both healthy and diseased people. Centuries before the World Health Organization recognized that is not merely the physical well being and just the absence of disease, ayurveda was dealing with the mental, physical and social well being of an individual.