Ayurveda is the perfect science or knowledge of life. It is derived from two words – “Ayush” meaning Life and “Veda” meaning knowledge.
Ayurveda is as old as the existence of species over the planet earth. It is the most fascinating science, which basically teaches us how to lead a healthy, happy and comfortable life. A follower of Ayurveda is less likely to fall ill. Ayurveda emphasizes that ‘Prevention is better than cure’.
Regarding the origin of Ayurveda not much of information is available and there is still confusion as to how this science came into existence. However, it is believed that in the beginning of Srusthi (World), Lord Bhrama wrote the four “Vedas” – Yagurveda, Samaveda, Atharva Veda and Rigveda. Atharva Veda contains the entire information of diseases and their treatment along with directions to lead a healthy disease free life. Ayurveda is believed to be the gist of Atharva Veda which is more than 5000 years old.