Ayurveda is an ancient medical practice native to India whose prevalence in the Western world finds foothold in the last three decades. While there is an obvious attraction to Ayurvedic medicine in the western world, one can always find skeptics who wouldn’t even consider educating themselves on the subject before rushing to judgment.
Is Ayurveda a Medical Practice?
No. Ayurveda is not a medical practice, which is in contrast to the prevalent notion in the West. Ayurveda is akin to ‘herbalism’. Herbalism is the ancient practice of finding natural cures for human maladies which goes back 60,000 years when the Neanderthal men depended on nature’s herbs to cure human sicknesses as well as attend to their animals’ health issues.
As civilizations started developing in China, Greece and India, the inhabitants started following different forms of herbalism, which is now known in India as ‘Ayurveda’.
Isn’t Ayurveda based on Science?
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