Ayurveda is one of the ancient system of medicine. The word Ayurveda comes from the Sanskrit terms ayur (life) and veda (knowledge).
Ayurveda is science of life which gives the knowledge of healthy lifestyle.The aim of ayurveda is not only to cure the diseases but to maintain the health of an individuals. In the ancient text of ayurveda initially all the literature is about to positive promotion of health. In which ayurveda explains about importance of dincharya and ritucharya. Dincharya is specific daily routine from sunrise to sunset and in ritucharya according to ritu specific diet and lifestyle is explained.
The ancient Vedic literature by sages has clearly laid out instructions to maintain health as well as fighting illness through therapies, massages, herbal medicines, diet control and exercise. Also ayurveda gives guideline regarding treatment of number of chronic and acute diseases. In which aayshadi chikitsa(medicinal treatment), Patya(specific diet) and panchakarma treatment is explained.