THE ROOTS OF GOOD HEALTH
All over the world, discerning people are going back to ancient fonts of wisdom and knowledge to seek solutions to modern-day problem of anxiety, stress and host of ailments. In the field of ‘Medicine’ Ayurved is one of the ancient Indian sciences of knowledgewhich seems to be even more relevant to the modern life style in this era. . “Ayu” means life in Sanskrit, and ‘Veda’ is knowledge. Hence, from its hoary inception in Vedic Time, ‘Ayurved’ has had holistic approach to health; it lays down all the prescription of diet, behavior and values needed to live a long and productive life.
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The scope of Ayurved
The ‘Charka Samhita’, the oldest (1500 BC) available compilation of scientific observation of ancient Indian Sages, explains the physiological basis of the human body, symptoms of various diseases, the methodology of prognosis, and preventive regimens.
The sage Shushruta was the founder of surgery; he described procedures for various common as well as specialized operations. The ancient Indian sages were also phenomenal botanists; they identified and studied around 2000 species of medicinal herbs and plants found in India.
Such a vast and comprehensive body knowledge was bound to have international appeal. Ayurved spread to the other great civilization of the world.
However, during three hundred years of British rule of India, Ayurved lost its impact and its glory. Its invaluable teachings and unparalleled gift to human kind, would have been lost forever, but for the dedicated efforts of a few individuals and institutions.
One such pioneer was the Late Haribhau Paranjape, Founder of Ashtang Ayurved Mahavidyalaya Pune.