Ayurvedic medicine and Ayurveda diet


Ayurvedic medicine has been officially accepted by the World Health Organization as a natural treatment in 1977. Ayurveda has been applied in India and some parts of Asia since ancient times and it is believed that today the population in the world is much more treated with Ayurveda than modern medicine.


Ayurvedic medicine is more than just medicine, it is actually a science of life and represents an ancient method of natural healing. It originates in India, where 6,000 years ago the first records appeared for future generations. At that time, the human life span began to shorten and the rate of illness started to grow. Rishi-wise people met in order to consider what to do in this situation.

After joint meditation in a state of heightened consciousness, Ayurveda, the treatment system, and all its principles were recognized. Therefore, this is not a product of modern science and understanding that arises from the waking state of consciousness, but the result of a deep insight into the functioning of nature, which is possible only in higher states of consciousness. Ayurvedic medicine knows eight states of consciousness, while in official medicine there are three.


Depending on the origin of the disease, Ayurvedic medicine applies an individual and very specific treatment for the diseased person. However, if we are talking about treatments there are two approaches: home and clinical. Home treatment usually consists of applying specific nutrition (according to body type and pathology), lifestyle and medication corrections, and certain exercises and relaxation methods.

Clinical treatment, known as therapeutic pancreatic karma treatments, is applied when it is necessary to reach the results faster. The patient is subjected to various purification treatments in order to establish a balance in the body. Usually several treatments are done daily, one after another, for a duration of about two hours, for a minimum of one week.
One of the main goals of Ayurvedic medicine is to achieve harmony (eliminating toxins from the body) or shamana (alleviating symptoms and calming the body's disorders), which depends on the age, sex, state of the organism and the stage of the disease.


In the approach to treating someone's condition, body types play a key role, both in determining appropriate treatment and in understanding certain habits. In the basis of the disease, Ayurvedic medicine claims that it is always a fault of the intellect which, depending on the body type, manifests in different ways.

Therefore, the understanding of your body type is vital in determining any kind of therapy. From this principle comes a very important fact: the same substance (food or medicine) does good to one person and the other bad, although it is not unhealthy in itself. However, it is not suitable for everyone.

Ayurvedic medicine teaches us that nature is governed by three basic principles – Dosha which represent energy within the body. There are three in the human organism - Vata (movement), Pitta (energy) and Kapha (structure), and they are its basic psychophysiological factor.

Body types are defined by the dominant Dosha. We all have the characteristics of all three Dosha but in different proportions. Depending on what dominates, we can be Vata, Pitta or Kapha type, then a two-body type, for example: Vata Pitta, Pitta Kapha ... Vata, Pitta and Kapha control all functions in the body, and their relationship, that is, the constitution, which we get when we are born while the relationship with the current constitution determines the type of disorder or illness.

Vata types are people of small body constitution, fast movements, active (mentally and physically), sociable, talkative, quick to understand, but quick to forget things. When they are in imbalance, they suffer from insomnia, constipation, skin dryness and the like.

Kapha types are heavy, sturdy people, while Pitta types of people are sharp, temperamental and intelligent people, good speakers and lecturers, but they have a strong ego.

Everyone can find out their type by filling out the questionnaire (Ayurveda test), which also gives an overview of the state of health in a certain life stage, followed by Ayurvedic treatment to achieve balance of the body, mind and spirit.


Ayurvedic medicine has its basic postulate: the man is a part of nature and perfect health is possible if the harmony between individual and cosmic life is achieved. In nature there are many cycles that generate those within the human organism. Consistency of individual life with cosmic cycles is very important for health.

The significance of these cycles is expressed through dinacharya (daily routine, that is, the optimal behavior of a man to maintain a harmony with nature) and ritucharya (a seasonal routine consistent with seasons). A few tips that come from dinacharaya are getting up early (roughly when the sun comes out), followed by a shower, yoga and meditation, and about seven o'clock is a breakfast, which, like all other meals, must be in accordance with the body type.

Then, a person is dedicated to the usual daily activities (work or learning). Lunch is between noon and 1 pm after which daily activities continue, followed by yoga and meditation (about an hour), dinner from 6 to 7 pm.

Before going to bed (around 10 pm) you can read, listen to music, hang out with your friends, as Ayurvedic medicine recommends. It should be kept in mind that this is a frame, it all depends on the type of activity of a person, psycho-physical condition, and disorders.


Nutrition is the specialty of Ayurveda and it is important to understand its impact and importance on health, both from the standpoint of the effect of food on the body, and both from the aspect of its preparation.

Ayurvedic diet teaches us that the course of dining is precisely the process of creating health but also diseases, depending on the way we do it, Ayurvedic medicine recognizes vegetarianism as the most supreme form of nutrition, meat is not forbidden, but it is placed in the right context in terms of quantity, choice of an adequate type and method of preparation.

Also, the meal must be tasty, as food contact has a direct effect on the body. Nutrition is individual, and in the pharmaceutical sense the principles of Guna (qualities) and Rasa (taste) are used in the selection of food.

Many spice plants have a combined effect (food and medicine) and are therefore of great importance for health. There are more than 5,000 plant species that Ayurvedic medicine uses in the treatment of various diseases, but also as dietary supplements. In Ayurveda everything is medicine, and even food, because everything that enters the metabolism organism has a certain effect.

Processing of food (Karana) changes the property of substances (Guna), and by their combination it is possible to express some of the properties of the ingredient which would not otherwise be expressed. Also, Ayurvedic medicine tells us that there are rules regarding the consumption of foods that depend on digestion and allow the food to be properly metabolized.

Ayurveda cuisine divides food by source (plant or animal), the effect on the organism, the way of consumption, taste, properties and intelligence that exists in the food, it is easy for Ayurvedic food to not be divided by energy value (calories), nor by the modern classification (protein, fat , sugars ...), can be successfully applied and adapted to modern scientific understanding.

Preparation itself requires some knowledge and dedication, fresh foods, and it is consumed as such (no freezing, reheating, and the like).


Like all instructions in Ayurveda, both are related to exercise and are also individual. Moderate Ayurvedic exercises lead to 50 % of straining and those are most often beneficial. Ayurvedic medicine also recommends beneficial massages.

All massages stimulate the Marma - the points on which meridians end up on the surface of the skin. At these points contain often accumulated stress, and almost all Ayurvedic massages are based on activating them. Ayurveda massage with oil is very useful for health, which also refers to the consumption of herbal teas, and taking Ayurvedic supplements for the occasional purification of the body. These are all ways in which a person can improve its health.


Ayurvedic medicine is a comprehensive system of medicine, and how this treatment involves a process of intense internal change, anyone who is ready to apply them can have enormous benefits. Ayurveda, like conventional medicine, deals with the treatment of all diseases.

Ayurvedic centers and clinics in India apply almost all forms of treatment - including surgery. It is easy to think that there was no surgery in the period of Ayurveda, the records say differently. Ayurvedic medicine is increasingly represented in Europe and interest in it is increasing.