Is Ayurveda Genuine?

August 11, 2023

Ayurveda is the system of medicine that evolved in India and has survived as a distinct entity from remote antiquity to the present day

All primitive societies have had a collection of remedies for common illnesses, evolved through trial and error methods, accident or by inspiration. But such remedies were purely empirical, and not based on any logical understandings of illness or of drugs. The Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda, was evolved as a system with a rational and logical foundation

If someone wishes to understand a Science, they have to learn and analyze it based on its principles. If a person tries to understand Ayurveda through modern medical concepts, they cannot find reasoning for many of the principles and this is not the fault of Ayurveda science.

The tag natural remedy or healing is a hot selling topic in the current world and many are doing fraud in the name of natural remedy by quoting Ayurveda name. It is important to understand the qualifications and authenticity of the team behind the service or product.

Ayurveda is a medical science with a strong scientific reasoning, which can be experienced by learning the science. The explanations on the properties of herbs and medications, the development of surgical procedures, the classifications of disease, the observations on signs and symptoms, prognosis and the descriptions of the nature, toxicity and therapeutic value of drugs as described in the literature all clearly demonstrate high level of knowledge which would not have been possible for men without the scientific approach


Dr. Arul Susan George
Senior Consultant
The Nattika Beach Ayurveda Resort