Ayurveda - The Science for Next Generations

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Journal of Ayurveda Medical Sciences,2016,1,1,03-04.
Published:July 2016
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Dr Galib

Assistant Professor, Department of Rasa Shastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana, IPGT&RA, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, INDIA, 361008


With drastic changes in life style, increased industrialization, and pollution; global population of 21st Century is witnessing various kinds of Life Style Diseases. These diseases that are preventable are the world’s biggest killers, causing an estimated 35 million deaths each year. Unless addressed, the mortality and disease burden from these problems will continue to increase. On possible consideration of this aspect; WHO recognized this decade as Decade of Life Style Disorders.

Since inception, modern medical science depended upon synthetic or isolated extracts, which are beneficial in breaking the pathology, but are also known for certain shortcomings like drug dependency, developing adverse effects etc. On the other facet of coin; this system failed to develop effective treatment strategies for many chronic diseases including the newly emerging life style diseases. Hence, interest has been increased on alternatives from reliable resources like that of Ayurveda. In due course of time; an upsurge of interest in age-old medicines and therapeutic methods has been noticed. WHO too recognized the significance of traditional remedies in health care system; encouraged and promoted them in national healthcare programmes as they are comparatively safe and people have faith in such remedies.[1]