The word ayurveda has been coined by the conjunction of two Sanskrit words, “ayur” meaning life and “Veda” meaning knowledge. The word together means the knowledge of life. In ayurveda the process of ayur (life) is considered as a combined state of body (sharira), senses (indriya), psyche (mana) and soul (atma). Ayurveda not only consists of natural scientific methodology of medication but also provides the way of life.
During the course of time Ayurveda, became the science of life, which has its root in ancient Vedic literature and encompasses our entire self .