Ayurveda: A Need of Hours


Pushpalata Sherekar1*, Namdeo G. Shinde2

1Sawkar Pharmacy College, Jaitapur, Satara, Maharashtra, India

2 Assistant Professor, Satara College of Pharmacy, Degaon, Satara 415004 India

BATU University, M.S. India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: pr.shindenamdeo@gmail.com



Ayurveda: A Need of Hours


Pushpalata Sherekar1*, Namdeo G. Shinde2

1Sawkar Pharmacy College, Jaitapur, Satara, Maharashtra, India

2 Assistant Professor, Satara College of Pharmacy, Degaon, Satara 415004 India

BATU University, M.S. India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: pr.shindenamdeo@gmail.com



Ayurveda is one of the oldest creation  of Veda’s. It is very oldest system in world of health consciousness. It’s mainly with fundamental principles and theory based practicals. Sanskrit meaning of “Ayu” is Life and “Veda” is Knowledge or Science. Therefore, Ayurveda is generally translated as the science of life. Ayurveda has made significant contributions to medical Science. The Charaka defines Ayurveda as Hita Hitam Sukham Ayustasya Hita Hitam and Manam ka tacca Yatrokam Ayurveda  Ucayate Charaka Sahita.


KEYWORDS: Ayurveda, Charaka, Ayu, Veda, dosha.





The Science that describes what is happened appropriate and inappropriate happy or unhappy life and describes guidelines for what is essential and irrelevant for long life, and everything about life, called Ayurveda. Also Ayurveda is practicised all over India. For at least 5000 years, It has been a popular form of alternative medicines in the west in more recent times. It has been practicised in the southern Himalaya region, 3000 to 5000 years ago. An attempt at serious study of Ayurveda clearly reveals high conceptual content. It is the traditional practice of medicine developed thousands of years ago. Its based on principles that any and all diseases caused by loss of doshas.(1) Ayurveda plays very important role to maintain human life healthy in the current environmental situation, i.e. global warming, pollution, water deficiency etc.




Modern medicine has been extraordinarily developed with the amalgamation of technology in the field of diagnostic, prognostic, and curative procedures. The world is so nearer now that everything can be made possible within minutes at remote location by use of information technology.


However Ayurveda is a 5000 year old science. Tradition and culture are also change according to the current trends. There is no need to change its form of Ayurveda it being practicised. The efforts are being made to update the old age scientific wisdom in various aspects by focusing on its pharmacological and therapeutic potential. The large number of scientist are directed towards herbal research including development of new active principles beneficial in various disorders. Ayurveda now a days is crossing the Indian countries, the fundamental principle will remain the same and applicable. It not remains only Ayurveda, soon it will be covered up by the curtains of modern herbalist research. Ayu is gaining more popularity among authors, Readers and viewers. It stands steady bearing a remarkable height among the national and international medical journals.(2)

Ayurveda is the medical system of old science which compromises thousands of medical concept and hypothesis it has ability to treat many chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, arthritis asthma and soarisis, which are untreatable in modern science, undoubtedly in comparison to Allopathic treatment, Ayurvedic treatment is more effective in most of the chronic diseases. The present review highlight various fields of research in Ayurveda like literacy, fundamental drug, pharmaceutical and clinical research, however the popularity of Ayurveda is rather lesser as majority of global population prefers modern medicine because of its ability to give fast relief from disease compare to Ayurvedic treatment. There are some fundamental principles which are responsible for trailing the Ayurveda 1) Young Ayurvedic scholars, although enthusiastic, are not clear about their views on future of Ayurveda 2) Only a few organisation have well-established research infrastructure for exclusive research in Ayurveda. 3) There is lack of cooperation and willingness of biomedical scientists who are often unduly sceptical and carry prejudice.


Nowadays, the cost of healthcare is constantly rising, and affecting people ability to afford health coverage. Development of guidelines for methodology in Ayurveda requires a huge professional work both by academicians and practitioners who must have the necessary knowledge and motivation for this task. Although the process of research is time taken but it is only way to overcome the difficulties in the promotion of Ayurveda worldwide.(3)


Table 1:

Scientific name

Local name



Rumex nepalensis spreng



Gastritis, Spider poison,

Cantharanthus roseus




Azadirachta Indica




Carica papaya L.




Catha edulis




Zingiber officinale



Abdominal Pain

Olea europaea



Snake bite, Rabies

Ossimum sativum



Antibacterial Activity, Cough


Aloe vera

Root Whole Plant

Skin Diseases

Mentha or Mint



Indigestion, Vomiting



The Causes of disease in Ayurveda is viewed as lack of proper cellular function, due to an excess or deficiency of ‘Vata’, ‘Pitta’ or ‘Kapha’. Disease can also be caused by presence of toxins. In Ayurveda body, mind and consciousness works together in maintaining balance. Medicine is becoming increasingly popular in Europe with many chronic conditions responding to it well. Ayurveda Can help to improve Patients symptom’s by reducing their cortisone and analgesic usage thereby enhancing their quality analgesic usage thereby enhancing their quality of life. The main Need of Ayurveda is it is safe medicine system practice of Ayurvedic medicine has clearly helped millions of people create healthier life. Many ayurvedic adherents argue that the systems incredible longevity offers a powerful argument for its success and safety. The world health organisation (WHO) recognizes Ayurveda as a traditional system of medicine. In fact the organisation adopted its definition of health from the Ayurveda teaching. Main Aim of Ayurveda is to clear to the disease from the roots of it.(5)


In future Ayurveda is going to have huge scope and demand due to various health problems of human being in current environmental situations. Job Prospect – there are various options are available for freshly graduated doctors. In Ayurveda few years back i.e. just to start own practice and there different job opportunities in government sectors: In government hospitals working as medical officer. (State level, District level, Local level). In Research Industries, In Ayurvedic manufacturing companies, In clinical trials departments etc., In National Ayush Mission, In Medicinal plant development Etc. There large business opportunities for farmers, for import of Ayurvedic drugs required in cosmetic industries eg. Aloe vera, Amla etc. also business of repacking of different drugs in powder form supply of raw material to manufacturing companies etc.


In future Ayurveda becomes most effective system of medicines. like meditation and individual diet are therefore aimed at keeping a person healthy, not curing the disease. Ayurvedic drugs and herbal compound was just effective at treating different diseases. Ayurveda emphasize the balance between body, mind and soul, for healthy living. Hence Ayurveda is best system of medicines which needs in current hours for human beings to remain fit and to live healthy and prosperous life.(6)



1.      http://en.m.wikipedia.org

2.      http://www.ncbi.nih.gov>pms

3.      www.auyjournal.org

4.      http://www.ncbi.nim.nih.gov/pmc

5.      http://www.ayurveda.com

6.      http://www.nnp.gov.in








Received on 19.08.2019         Modified on 07.09.2019

Accepted on 30.09.2019  ©A&V Publications All right reserved

Res. J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochem. 2019; 11(4): 229-230.

DOI: 10.5958/0975-4385.2019.00039.6