Ayurveda, the science of life or science of longitivity, views human health or body as intimately connected with the environment and with the “panchamahabutas” (Forces of nature). Most of the diseases occur at any stage due to imbalance in these eco-human connections. Ayurveda is one among the oldest scientific medical systems in the world with wealth of clinical knowledge and experience, is structured and formulated to treat or cure the imbalances successfully.
Ayurveda accepts the common origin for the cosmos and human body. In the process of creation, Ayurveda believes there were two kinds of substances, which are non material and material. Non material substances are “trigunas” (Satva, Rajo and Tamo gunas), whereas, materialistic substances are Panchamahabutas (Prithvi, ap, thejo, vaju and akasa), earth, water, fire, air and eather. Fire is one among the five panchanmahabuts, which also place major role in the transformation of human body and also in the day to day chemical, physiological and physical activities of human life.