Ayurveda, is a 5000-year-old ancient Vedic medicine system that has its roots deeply entrenched in the richness of the Indian subcontinent. Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word that refers to the ‘science of life and longevity’.
‘Ayur’ means life and ‘Veda’ means knowledge.
It is the only medicinal system in the world that follows preventive and curative methodology. The base of Ayurvedic philosophy is to balance the body, mind and spirit.
According to Ayurveda, each person is born with a life force that comprises of the five elements or building blocks of nature:
We possess a unique balance of these five elements in varying degrees.
This balance of elements is known as a Dosha. There are three fundamental doshas:
Vata | Pitta | Kapha
Good health is considered to be a perfect state of balance between these three doshas.
Unhealthy diet, stress, repressed emotions and insufficient exercise are considered to be elements that disturb one’s doshic balance. Hence, to maintain the balance and good health, a person has to juggle with the three doshas and increase or decrease them as conditions demand. In simple words, health means order and balance, whereas disease means disorder and imbalance.
For thousands of years, Ayurveda has provided respectful and supportive solutions for women in every stage of life for restoring and maintaining balance of vata, pitta, and kapha. It is said that we restore balance only when we are happy in our minds, healthy in our bodies and satisfied in our lives!
Hence, by understanding how Ayurveda views women and their vatta, pitta, kapha needs during their crucial life phases, namely: menarche, pregnancy, postpartum, and menopause, we, at Gynoveda devised solutions for menstrual health issues like period pain, delayed periods, PCOD and white discharge.