A selection of traditional herbs from India used in Ayurvedic medicine therapies. Ayurveda treats the body, mind and spirit as one, on the basis that they are connected to the outer world and work together to prevent disease. Photo: Getty Images
A selection of traditional herbs from India used in Ayurvedic medicine therapies. Ayurveda treats the body, mind and spirit as one, on the basis that they are connected to the outer world and work together to prevent disease. Photo: Getty Images
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What is Ayurveda? History, treatments and doshas of traditional Indian medicine loved by Madonna, Naomi Campbell and Demi Moore explained

  • Also called the ‘science of life’, Ayurveda is based on the idea that good health can only be achieved if an individual’s three doshas (energies) are in balance
  • Therapies use herbs, oils, meditation and yoga, and can help treat various ailments, from insomnia and eczema to back pain and hormonal problems

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A selection of traditional herbs from India used in Ayurvedic medicine therapies. Ayurveda treats the body, mind and spirit as one, on the basis that they are connected to the outer world and work together to prevent disease. Photo: Getty Images
A selection of traditional herbs from India used in Ayurvedic medicine therapies. Ayurveda treats the body, mind and spirit as one, on the basis that they are connected to the outer world and work together to prevent disease. Photo: Getty Images
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