Ayurveda is a science of longevity has its origin from Vedas. Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word, derived from two roots: ayur, which means life, and veda, which mean knowledge. Vedas are ancient Indian literary works done by sages through their deeper studies of ‘Brahman’ that is the entire world. Principles of Ayurveda are mainly from Rigveda and Adharva veda.
According to Ayurveda, life is the union of body, mind and prana (life force). That is the reason why it is a science in its complete holistic manner. We all in this living world are mainly for performing ‘Dharma’ (It is the principle of harmony and regularity, and thus provides a moral basis to all actions) which indeed requires balance of body, mind and prana.
Ayurveda is the system of medicine incorporating centuries of wisdom in it. The emphasis here is on ways to promote health rather than just treat disease. The beauty of the system is that every individual is unique rather than being just another case of particular disease. It is one of the few systems of medicine taking mental, emotional and spiritual well being into account. All the suggestions and remedies prescribed are totally in conjunction with nature.