Ayurvedic Herbology East West: An Ayurvedic Approach to Medicinal
Ayurveda is the conventional healing modality of the Vedic culture coming from India. It is said to be 2000 to 5000 years old, implying it has stood the test of time. Ayurveda is a Sanskrit term that literally translates as "the wisdom of life" or "the knowledge of longevity". In accordance with this definition, Ayurvedic medicine views wellness as much more than the absence of disease. The wise seers and sages of the time, intuitively understanding the physiology and workings of the mind-body-spirit long before the introductions of modern medicine, explained the basic principles of Ayurveda.