“The act of sacrifice is God, the offering is God.
It is offered by God in the fire of God.
God is that which is to be achieved by those who perform actions in relation to God ”
This is the mantra of Bhagava Githa. Usually used before a meal.
The Ayurvedic view of food is interesting and unique. The main difference in relation to other dietary modalities is that Ayurveda is more concerned with considering Agni (the digestive fire) and a person’s natural type in relation to the Doshas (Prakriti).
According to the Indian classics, food is considered a god. In the Bhagavad Gita, says Lord Krishna, he himself lives in us as Agni (representation of fire or just hunger). Therefore, the food we eat should be dedicated to the God in us.
The food, on the other hand, is Rasa Pradhana (dominating taste). Medicine / herbs are Veerya Pradhana (strong dominant).
The food should contain the six different flavors – sweet, sour, salty, bitter, spicy and astringent – in a very harmonized relationship with those of prakriti (the natural type), season of the year, satmya (what is used for dietary regimes), etc. .
According to Indian Classics, words come from thoughts, it will determine your actions, it will add to your behavior, then it will become our culture. In the broadest sense, a country’s culture can be traced back to the deeper roots of what they eat. Another important fact about eating is that you care about what you eat, or that you are what you eat.
Guna (the qualitative factors) and karma (actions in a much deeper dimension) play an important role in understanding Ayurvedic principles. To understand this, we must have some idea of the five element theory of Indian science. The earth, water, fire, air and space. Everything in the universe consists of five elements with different configurations. The question arises, why five elements, since we humans have no other way to perceive / understand the world than five sense organs.
In other ways, we simply perceive or see the movements in the universe. The five elements are on a different plane, they are simply movements with a speed of five dimensions.
To understand living organisms, the factors that contribute to their normal functioning, the factors that lead to unhealthy situations. Ayurveda introduced or divided the living organism into three attributes.
The functional aspects, Vata, Pita, Kapha. The movements and the control factor, the digestive or responsibility factor for changes, the constructive and the structural factor. The harmonious existence of doshas is the symbol for five health elements, with the dominance such as air and space for Vata, fire and water for pita, water and earth for Kapha.
Ayurvedic herbs are a key component of Ayurveda, the traditional medical practice of India. Practitioners generally use Ayurvedic herbs to “cleanse” the body, strengthen the defense against disease, and keep the mind, body and spirit in balance.
The basic principle of Ayurvedic medicine is to prevent and treat disease, rather than responding to disease, by maintaining a balance between the body, mind and the environment. Ayurvedic herbs are rarely used alone. Instead, they are used as part of a holistic approach to health that can include diet, yoga, massage, aromatherapy, and meditation.
In addition to Ayurvedic herbs, practitioners often use therapeutic oils and spices to treat illness and promote wellbeing.
More than 600 herbal formulas and 250 individual herbal remedies are included in the Ayurvedic treatment pharmacy. These remedies are usually divided into categories based on their health effects such as pain relief or increased vitality. While studies have shown that some Ayurvedic herbs can be beneficial for human health, more research is needed to substantiate these claims.
About 90% of Ayurvedic preparations are based on plants. Ayurvedic plants have a stronger effect on the body than food or spices. Such actions allow the plant to reverse pathophysiological processes and stabilize the doshas. For this reason, one should use such plants with caution. Classic Ayurvedic preparations made from such plants are called “yoga” in Sanskrit. After years of practical experience, yogas have developed combining plants to achieve the best possible effect.
Polyherbal combinations have also been shown to be more effective over the long term than individual herbs. In Ayurveda, most of the classic preparations are poly herbs with a combination of 3 to 30 plants. These ingredients are combined in such a way that the formula is balanced and reproducible. One or two of the plants in these combinations will be active and the others will play a supportive role. The support herbs each have different effects and act as catalysts to aid in proper absorption, transport, and toxicity reduction. When an ideal combination is provided, the result can be excellent, but such results are based on thorough plant knowledge.
Preventive Ayurveda refers to the main branch of Ayurveda that provides information on how to live healthier, happier and longer lives. (Ayurtime’s motto). It provides guidelines for Dinacharya (daily routine), Ritucharya (seasonal routine), Ahara Shastra (healthy eating), and a healthy lifestyle.
Ayurveda has two main branches based on its use and purpose.
Preventive Ayurveda: Swsthsy Health Rkshnn (Swasthasya Swasthya Rakshanam)
Ayurvedic therapeutics: Atursia disorder Prsmnan f (Aturasya Vikara Prashamanam Cha)
This category includes information on preventive Ayurveda.