Ayurveda - translated from the Sanskrit language, "Ayus" means life and "Veda" for knowledge - is the science of life. Ayurveda is one of the oldest medical systems in the world and has its origins in India. In traditional Indian medicine, the patient is considered as a whole: Physical, mental and spiritual aspects to be included in the therapy to the health of the people - to bring into balance - through the use of natural resources.
These three doshas or humors of the body are the prime attributes that are significant for not only the upholding of the human body, but also in every little aspect that causes balance or even imbalance within the body. Vata or the air, Pitta or the fire and kapha or the Phlegm are entirely imbibed within the body.