Ayurveda is the age old system of medicine developed in ancient India about 5000 years ago. It is considered to be the holistic method of treatment which aims at removing a disease condition from its root level. The term ‘Ayurveda’ is said to be the combination of two Sanskrit words ‘ayu’ which means life and ‘veda’ - science. Ayurveda is basically considered to be a spiritual and traditional way of curing a disease by allowing our body to heal by itself. Allopathy, on the contrary was only introduced recently, moreover evolved from ayurveda, is highly acceptedand widely practiced around the world.
- Ayurvedic medicines mainly aim at permanently healing the person and effectively treating the disease. It also suggests the person the desirable lifestyle and diet for improving his/her overall health. On the other hand, the basic goal of Allopathic treatment is to reduce instant respite by destroying the germs, bacteria, virus etc; that is the causative reason for the sickness. However, this treatment cannot determine that the disease will be cured permanently.
- As most of the Ayurvedic medicines are made from organic products, they are environment friendly and does not cause any harm to our environment. This in turn helps us to conserve our forest and atmosphere from serious chemical pollution, which is not the case in allopathic medicines.
- Ayurvedic medicines primarily focus on the root cause of the disease condition to heal the specific system of our body; and because of that we can preserve good health for a long period of time. While at the same time, Allopathy mainly concentrates on the symptoms of the disease and gives medicines to suppress that particular symptom and not the basic cause of the problem. This is mainly the reason why allopathic treatment can have several types of side effects.
- The allopathic system of medicine offers prompt, but only temporary solution to certain disease condition. For instance, allopathy