AYURVEDA is a 5000 year-old holistic Indian practice, which means science of life or longevity. It relies solely upon herbs, diet and one's overall life style. Knowledge of Ayurveda enables one to understand how to create balance of body, mind and consciousness according to one's own constitution (Prakruti)
In Ayurveda, every individual has a unique combination of physical, mental and emotional characteristics, which is his or her constitution. Body, mind and consciousness work together in maintaining balance. Internal and external factors can act to disturb one's constitutional balance.
In "Ayurveda", both the environment and humans are composed of five basic elements: Air, Space, Fire, Water and Earth. The predominance of these elements affects the three metabolic characteristics of individuals, which are referred to as Doshas.
These three Doshas are Vata, Pitta and Kapha and individuals can be classified as one of these three constitutions or as a combination of two or even three of the Doshas.
The goal of Ayurvedic Healthcare Products and Services is to help individuals take advantage of the strengths of their Doshas while at the same time limiting the weaknesses. This is made possible by maintaining the Doshas at an optimal level through a range of treatments gathered in Ayurvedic texts.