Health Foods & Ayurveda

Literally translated, “Ayurveda” means “Science of Life”. Simply speaking, Ayurveda is the traditional Indian system of Medicine that has its roots in ancient India, the land of sages and yogis. The fundamentals of Ayurveda can be found in the ancient texts Charaka Samhita and Shusruta Samhita, which were written sometime around 3000BC.

ayurveda.jpg Ayurveda is a science that believes in promoting and building bodily strength and immunity which can then fight any disease or infection. It is more a preventative science rather than a symptomatic one. According to Ayurveda, every human body is different; made up of varying proportions of air, earth, water, fire and ether. An excess or deficiency of a particular element can cause an ailment which can primarily be rectified by balancing the elements. A diagnosis is first made on the body type of a person before a health chart is planned out. Ayurveda is an extensive science which can take years to understand and master.

At the Spice Trail we stock a large range of Ayurvedic Health products.