According to Ayurved,
digestion is the cornerstone of health. Good digestion nourishes the body. Eating proper food will make a big difference in
your well being. There are two aspects to the food and nutrition in Ayurved. One is the physical food you eat, digest, and
assimilate. In this process, the organs of your digestive system have a big role. The second aspect of it is what you consume
through your mind-body. What you see, hear, taste, smell, feel, and think are all important for your well being and impact
your health considerably.
For example, stress
plays a key role in the health. Ayurved had recognized the importance of the environment in the total health. Remember, everything
in your environment is composed of doshas that interact with your own doshas. You are affected by everything else which goes
on in this universe as you are part and parcel of this cosmos. Thus we have the "big picture" or "holistic outlook" in Ayurved.
Herbalism is found in practically all the ancient cultures throughout the world,
and utilizes plants and trees, and their derivatives for preventative and curative medicine. It is recognized that herbs constitute
the oldest form of healing therapy that we know of. The Whole Herb retains the subtle ingredients and energies necessary to
balance the active elements, while transporting the balanced substances into the body, which can be a healing catalyst so
effectively. Herbs are prepared for internal and external use in various ways, including teas, tinctures, extracts, oils,
ointments and compresses. Herbal therapy is used to strengthen the immune system, and heal the body naturally.