Awareness on Ayurvedic Medicine for Healthy Lifestyle Among South Indian Population A Survey
Author(s): Nandini Palanivel, Vishnu Priya V*, Gayathri R
Ayurvedic knowledge originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is often called the “Mother of All Healing.”It stems from the ancient Vedic culture and was taught for many thousands of years in an oral tradition from accomplished masters to their disciples. Some of this knowledge was set to print a few thousand years ago, but much of it is inaccessible. The principles of many of the natural healing systems now familiar in the West have their roots in Ayurveda, including Homeopathy and Polarity Therapy. There has been an increased global interest in traditional medicine. Efforts to monitor and regulate traditional herbal medicine are underway. Ayurveda, the traditional Indian medicine, remains the most ancient yet living traditions. Although India has been successful in promoting its therapies with more survey and science-based approach, it still needs a more extensive survey and evidence based. Increased side effects, lack of curative treatment for several chronic diseases, high cost of new drugs, microbial resistance and emerging, diseases are some reasons for the renewed public interest in complementary and alternative medicines. The aim of the study is to create awareness on ayurvedic medicine to lead a healthy lifestyle among the South Indian population. This study is a questionnaire-based survey administered to the participants through a survey planet link. Numerous nutraceutical combinations have entered the international market through the exploration of ethnopharmacological claims made by different traditional practices. This survey gives an overview of the Ayurvedic system of medicine for a healthy lifestyle among the South Indian population.