At Jeeva Health Ayurveda Clinic in Melbourne, we believe in the concept of keeping healthy is highly important than treating disease, which is also a prime goal of Ayurvedic Medicine.

Ayurveda is a growing and one among the popular holistic and natural systems of medicine that has originated in India and practice widely among India and its subcontinents. Now Ayurveda is spreading rapidly around the world, helping to heal millions though its natural healing approaches. The word Ayurveda is derived from the combinations of two different Sanskrit root words, Ayur means life and Veda means Knowledge. Hence, Ayurveda means knowledge about life, the other way of denoting as “science of life”.

Principles of Ayurvedic medicine

Ayurveda strongly relies on the constitutions or doshas (Bio- Humors) for diagnosing the condition or imbalance. Ayurvedic medicine, predominantly herbal medicine, it is know that 4000 herbs are known traditionally in Ayurvedic medicine. In the classical texts of Ayurvedic medicine, throughout the ages, there were several combinations of herbs have been made and prescribed regularly. Most combinations are in the form of powders, decoctions (Ayurvedic kashyams), vati (tablets), grithams (Ghee), lehyam (Jams), asavam and aritams (fermented drinks) etc. In some combinations there is wide usage of minerals have been advised for the quick actions.


Predominantly Ayurveda is a life style system, which recommends the correction need to start from diet and life style, rather simply medicine. In Ayurveda there are recommendations that are based on the individual constitution, disease etc, the diet and lifestyle will be largely varied and customised based on the imbalances. Each component will be selected with ultimate care as per the individual on case by case basis. There is no one size fits all in Ayurveda.

Ayurveda gaining popularity

Most commonly, every Indian house will have Tulasi in the back yard or in the front yard. Without knowingly, most of the Indians or Indian cooking has lots of Ayurvedic herbs used in the cooking on regular basis, like turmeric, onion, garlic, amalaki, palash, and bilva. Most of the herbs are very popular around the world for their medical properties.

Ayurvedic herbs like, Bramhi, ginko, gotukola, aswagandha, yastimadhu (Liqorice), arjuna, amala, have gained attention of many researches around the world and they are widely available over the counter in many retail pharmacies and natural health food shops around Australia. Evert pieces of research conducted on the evidence that is provided in Ayurvedic classical texts, has been strongly supported by the latest research, which is strengthening the belief in the power of ayurvedic medicineand its effectiveness in combating the current problems, predominantly the chronic diseases like, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, MS and other conditions.

Many Americans and Europeans are opting the use of Ayurveda instead of conventional invasive modern therapeutics. In some contrived even started implementing the Ayurveda in the main stream medical schools to reduce the health care burden.