Achieving the four aspects of life i.e. moral-life, material-prosperity, emotional-fulfilment and
liberation (dharm-arth-kaam-moksha) is only possible through the body. Hence it is primary
responsibility of human beings to keep the body healthy i.e. free of disease.
- Ayurvedic Texts
Aloe vera is a natural product that is now a day frequently used in the field of cosmetology. Though there are various indications for its use, controlled trials are needed to determine its real efficacy. The aloe vera plant, its properties, mechanism of action and clinical uses are briefly reviewed in this article.
ayurveda: a brief introduction
by Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc
Ayurveda is considered to be the oldest healing science. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “The Science of Life.” Ayurvedic knowledge originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is often called the “Mother of All Healing.” It stems from the ancient Vedic culture and was taught for many thousands of years in an oral tradition from accomplished masters to their disciples. Some of this knowledge was set to print a few thousand years ago, but much of it is inaccessible. The principles of many of the natural healing systems now familiar in the West have their roots in Ayurveda, including Homeopathy and Polarity Therapy.