A REVIEW ON THE CONCEPT OF HEALTH MENTIONED IN AYURVEDA COMPENDIA
Dr. Deshpande Vaishali Shailesh* and Joshi Abhijit H.
Different health sciences developed in different ages in different parts of the world have one common goal which is to keep human race healthy and free from diseases. However, health which is the primary goal has been defined in variety of ways in different health sciences. Among these, Ayurveda which is known as the oldest health science defines health in the most elaborate way. Ayurveda not only considers sound state of body as health, but it also gives emphasis on optimum function of special senses and other psychological factors while defining healthy individual. Different scholars in Ayurveda have added different points while describing „Health‟ over the period of time. A systematic compilation of all such definitions and their review brings forward the vision of ancient Acharyas in describing Swasthya (health). This review attempts to elaborate definitions of health according to Ayurveda in an elaborate manner.
Keywords: Ayurveda, Swasthya, Swastha, Health.
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