The Ayurveda natural medicine system and its environmental implications

Author(s) Posada, Enrique
Environ Sci Ind J. 2017;13(4):144. ©2017 Trade Science Inc.
Ayurveda is a traditional medical system which is practiced since many years in India and Nepal. It proposes a holistic approach to medicine, based on the balance between the different energies and forces in the body, taking into the account the influence of the mind. Due to this, it is central to the practice of Ayurveda the idea of mind-body balance. The author has known the basic principles associated with Ayurveda for more than 20 years and has made a conscious effort to apply them to his professional engineering practice, as a person dedicated to environmental sustainability and to his work as an advisor to companies and institutions on environmental affairs. This review of the matter proposes that environmental sustainability will be highly related to conscious mental and bodily good practice, of which Ayurveda could be considered as a very useful model, not only in the countries where is traditionally applied, but everywhere.