Ayurveda is a system of traditional medicine native to India, and practiced in other parts of the world as a form of alternative medicine. Kerala's natural abundance with its equable climate is best suited for Ayurveda's curative ad restorative programmes. Ayurveda is practiced with absolute authenticity and dedication in Kerala. Ayurveda remains an influential system of medicine in South Asia. The earliest literature of Ayurveda appeared during the Vedic period in India.
Ayurveda stresses on the prevention of ailments in addition to curing them. Ayurveda was evolved in India around 600 BC and this is a complete natural healing system that depends on the diagnosis of the person's body humors to achieve the right balance and thus regain immunity and good health. Ayurveda is a perfect ancient science of life.
The objective of Ayurveda is to establish prime health in every living being, physically, mentally and spiritually. The basic concepts and fundamental principles aim at establishing such a condition through correct and thorough knowledge of healthy living. Ayurveda states wrong behaviour and food habits disturb the harmony and lead to diseases.The basic principles of treatment in Ayurveda are to eliminate the internal disease causing factors of diseases.