‘Ayurveda’ is understood as the ‘science of life’ and
comes from two words ‘Ayuh (r)’- which translates to life - and
‘Veda’ - which means science. Dating back almost 5000 years, it is the oldest and most
trusted surviving medical system
in the world and is considered to be a science of healing that enhances longevity. At Dabur,
most of our products are
inspired by Ayurvedic science and knowledge , our ingredients include a vast range of herbs
as a solution to common
everyday issues like tooth pain, hair fall etc. We believe that more than just a science,
Ayurveda is a way of life, it
teaches us that a person’s mental, emotional and spiritual being are all interconnected and
any kind of imbalance
between them results in either a health disorder or in diseases.
The evolution of Ayurveda is rooted in the quest to have a happy and healthy life. Its influence can be traced back to ancient traditional methods of healing found in Tibetan, Greek, and Chinese medicines, thus making it the ‘mother of healing. The Ayurvedic philosophy is based on a system of dualities characterized by balance and disorder, health and illness. Therefore, to be healthy, a state of harmony must exist between the purpose of healing, thoughts, feelings and physical action.
Ayurvedic science is not merely a traditional Indian form of medicine but a
perennial naturopathic system of healthcare
that has not only survived the test of time but also the onslaught of modern science and methods
of treatments. Based on
wisdom acquired through the centuries, the main aim of Ayurvedic science is to achieve perfect
health by creating an
equilibrium of harmony between the human body and environment.
The complex world that we reside in today is perpetually exposed to environmental changes. Any change in weather, lifestyle, diet, working pattern, emotions and relationships can easily tip the balance and negatively influence an individual's state of mind, body and soul.
Ayurveda calls for complete harmony of the human body with the elements of nature and surrounding environment for a stress-free, healthy and happy life. Ayurveda also includes practices like herbal medicine, body works, and surgery, apart from the social, psychological, ethical, spiritual and intellectual life of human beings.
According to Ayurveda, each one of us has a unique combination of three bodily principles that constitutes our mental, physical and spiritual well-being. These three principles are known as ‘doshas’, which are further classified as ‘Vata’ (air-ether), ‘Kapha’ (water-earth) and ‘Pitta’ (water). But each individual has their own unique constitution that is usually predominantly governed by one or two of the doshas. It means that our Ayurvedic constitution is mainly either of these doshas or a mixed constitution of two doshas like Vata & Kapa, Kapa & Pitta or Vata & Pitta.
The vata dosha is known to govern all the movements of mind and body. From controlling the blood flow to the elimination of the waste and harmful toxins to breathing and the flow of thoughts in the mind, the vata dosha is like a predominant force that minimizes stress and feeds the creativity within you. If the vata dosha is in balance, you will feel energetic, enthusiastic and lively, but the moment it becomes imbalanced, it manifests in the body through problems like constipation, hypertension, fatigue, digestive challenges and restlessness among others.
The pitta dosha controls digestion, metabolism, and energy production. The primary function of this dosha is transformation. Those with a predominance of the pitta principle have a fiery nature that manifests in both mind and body. Pittas have a lustrous complexion, perfect digestion, abundant energy, and a strong appetite. When out of balance, pittas may suffer from problems like skin rashes, burning sensations, peptic ulcers, excessive body heat, heartburn, and indigestion.
Kapha dosha governs all structure and lubrication in the mind and body. It is the principle that holds the cells together and forms the muscle, fat, bone, and sinew. It controls weight, growth, lubrication for the joints and lungs, and the formation of all the seven tissues — nutritive fluids, blood, fat, muscles, bones, marrow and reproductive tissues. It helps build excellent stamina but when it goes out of balance it can also cause a person to become overweight, sleep excessively, and suffer from problems like diabetes, asthma and depression.
Products made using Ayurvedic plants have a stronger action on the body as they help in stabilizing the doshas. The medicines are formulated with thorough research and expertise in the field of ayurvedic medicine.