Current status of ayurveda in phytomedicine.

  title={Current status of ayurveda in phytomedicine.},
  author={S. A. Dahanukar and Urmila Mukund Thatte},
  journal={Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology},
  volume={4 4},
Ayurveda, the science of life, was elucidated in India over 6,000 years ago. It was the first record of scientific medicine in the history of the world. The word "Ayurveda" literally means knowledge (Veda) of life (Ayu). The aims of Ayurveda, therefore, are to improve the quality of life and increase its span. Its major emphasis is on prevention of disease and promotion of health by strengthening tissues so that they can withstand exogenous and endogenous stressors. This is achieved by… CONTINUE READING


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