chapter  7
Therapeutic Utility of Ayurveda
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Ayurveda is considered to be the mother of all systems of healing. It is defi ned as a science of life and teaches us what is harmful and what is useful for health. The subject of Ayurveda is divided into eight distinct branches ranging from medicine to geriatrics. For diagnozing diseases, Ayurveda has its own concept like pulse examination, eye and urine diagnosis. Treatment is based on drugs of herbs, minerals and animal origin. Ayurvedic pharmacy is a vast subject and drugs are formulated as powder, decoction, infusion and fl uid extract.