Behind the Scenes: Things you didn’t know about Ayurveda

Ayurveda – the science of Life! It says, “Let food be your medicine and kitchen be your first Pharmacy”. Ayurveda is no new to us. Still there are various things about Ayurveda probably you didn’t know about. So, come along and explore the world of Ayurveda with Alliance Biotech.

Ayurveda is a term probably you’ve seen popping-up a few times around health and beauty products! But what is it? Is it an ingredient or a religious cult? Many people have heard the term, have a little knowledge about it but are curious to know more. Often people are thrown off by words like “dosha” and “yoga nidra.”

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Ayurveda is an ancient science based on balance, definite to unique body types.

Hence, in order to give a deeper and clear understanding, have a look at the following things you should know about Ayurveda.

What Is It?

Ayurveda isn’t a religion firstly, as some people may think. Instead, it is “the traditional Hindu system of medicine based on the idea of balance in bodily systems that uses diet, yogic breathing and herbal treatment.”

The Origin?

Credited to Atharva Veda – the fourth Veda of the sacred Hindu texts, it not at all means that Ayurveda is religious. Rather, it is simply a medical science with its origins based on Hinduism.


A prime component of Ayurveda is the Tridosha Theory, or simply the presence of the three ‘DOSHAS’. The three doshas are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha and are a part of all of us. These are characterized by different combinations of elements – fire, water, air, and earth. It might surprise you to know that every individual has a dominating dosha that depicts what your

“body type” is and hence plays a huge role in defining how you’ll live your Ayurvedic lifestyle.

Its Personal

What if we say that there are only three doshas for about seven billion people on earth to share? Wondering!! This is why it’s crucial to remember that Ayurveda is something entirely personal. Every individual has different levels of each dosha inside them, and should live their life accordingly. The wonderful simplicity of Ayurveda for impracticality shouldn’t be mistaken. It’s a personal science you must investigate first in order to gain all the desired welfares.

Ayurveda greatly relies on a wide range of remedies that differ from traditional herbs, diet, and lifestyle for its treatment. A detoxification program, known as Panchakarma (pancha meaning five and karma meaning actions) is also recommended by the Ayurvedic doctors to treat various diseases.

This involves various therapies like Vamana (emetics), Basti (enema), Virechana (laxative), etc. These treatments are implemented with a blend of traditional recipes according to the ailment. It is important to note here that the practice of Panchakarma is to be performed by an Ayurvedic doctor only who has experience in these therapies.

Other modalities are Abhyanga (massage), Shirodhara (pouring warm oil over the forehead) and Swedana (sweat therapy).

AYURVEDA RETREAT – Amazing for body and soul

Retreats have amazing effects on your body, whether it’s about losing weight, de-stress or detox.

Not only this, Ayurveda retreats have a completely transformative result on your mind. People who undergo regular retreats say they can feel months of stress dissolving under the hands of the therapists. Although, there may be limitations, yet each is designed as per your health and wellbeing.

So book a trip, go with an open mind, and be ready to be amazed!


Shishir Gupta is the director of Alliaance Biotech & Alliaance Herbal The firm is licensed to manufacture the Drugs Tablets, Capsules, Liquid, Injections (Dry & liquid), Hormone’s Tablets and injections. Alliaance Biotech is ISO 9001:2008, head office located at Chandigarh, with activities mainly in the manufacturing Pharmaceutical finished products.


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