Ayurveda means science of life in Sanskrit.
It is a Hindu system of medicine and it is mentioned in the Atharva Veda. It is a holistic way of healing that includes diet, meditation, yoga and use of herbal medicines. In addition, Ayurvedic Cosmetics are also popular.
Dhanvantri is considered the god of Ayurveda.
There are many Ayurvedic practitioners in India. Further, some of the big hospitals offer Ayurvedic and homeopathy treatment in addition to allopathy.
Ayurvedic body treatments and Ayurvedic beauty products are very popular. Specialised Ayurvedic oil massages for back pains and knee pains are very common and certainly very effective.
There are several Indian companies that manufacture Ayurvedic based beauty products such as, face cleansers, face creams, moisturisers, shampoos, conditioners, body oils, massage oils and cosmetics based on the ancient science of Ayurveda. Ayurvedic products do not contain chemicals. They are made from natural herbs. Hence, these products are extremely popular.