Ayurveda or 'the science of life' is an arrangement
of customary Hindu medicine unique to the Indian subcontinent. Many consider it as kind of an optional medicine. This system of medicine is more than 2000 years old. Ayurveda is the control of upaveda or "assistant information" in Vedic convention. The sources
of Ayurveda are found in the Atharvaveda, which contains 114
psalms and spells portrayed as supernatural cures for illnesses. There are
likewise different incredible records of the birthplace of Ayurveda, e.g., that
it was gotten by Dhanvantari (or Divodasa) from Brahma. Ayurvedic practices
incorporate the utilization of spices,herbs and use of oils by massages.
Beginning in ancient times, a portion of the ideas of
Ayurveda have been found following the seasons of Indus Valley Human progress
and earlier. Ayurveda names three natural substances, or doshas (called
Vata, Pitta and Kapha), and states that the balance of the doshas brings about
well-being, while the imbalance brings about sickness. Ayurvedic
physicians had created different restorative arrangements and surgical
systems by the medieval period.
King Buddadasa who reigned from 341 – 370 AD in sri lanka was known as a great physician who practiced Ayurvedic medicine in sri lanka. There are a lot of legends woven around him. The way he treated and operated on both humans and animals. He is known as a king who even treated vicious snakes using his Ayurvedic knowledge. At present there are quite few Ayurvedic hospitals in sri lanka. A lot of both local and foreign patients come to these hospitals to get treatment. One noteworthy family in sri lanka that practices Ayurvedic medicine is Horavila family Better known as horiwila weda mahaththaya. He has taken ayurveda in sri lanka to a whole new level with his unique treatments using oils and massages.
In spite of the fact that lab tests propose it is
conceivable that a few substances in Ayurveda may be created into successful
medications, there is no proof that any are powerful as at present
proffered. Cutting edge ayurvedic drug is considered pseudoscientific. some analysts and critics think of it as a proto-science, an unscientific, or
trans-science framework instead. Despite all this criticism by different people , many are the miracles that Ayurveda has performed. Maybe there is no scientific basis to each and every treatment offered by Ayurveda but it has been able to treat some conditions that are incurable by modern science.