Ayurveda is based on the law of karma. This eternal law says that if you do not want an effect, it is not sufficient to merely remove or suppress that effect. You must remove the cause of that effect. As individuals, we must take responsibility to create health.
In Ayurveda, an individual’s diet stands as the foundation by which we reach and maintain optimal health, as well as navigate through disease. The choices we make in how we nourish our bodies is the dominant way that we can change the elemental make-up of our system.
Ayughritam which translates to Ghee is Life has been a fundamental truth for Ancient Organics. The quality of fats and oils in an individual’s diet greatly impacts their overall health, and we believe that organic ghee made from grass-fed and pastured cows milk is the best choice one can make.
Fire is appreciated by its light and by its ability to cook, to digest, to destroy cold, to evaporate, and to give rise to hunger, thirst, eating and drinking.
The first symptoms of fire are distribution of light and heat, and the existence of fire is also perceived in the stomach. Without fire we cannot digest what we eat. Without digestion there is no hunger and thirst or power to eat and drink. When there is insufficient hunger and thirst, it is understood that there is a shortage of fire within the stomach, and the Ayur-vedic treatment is performed in connection with the fire element, agni-mandyam. Since fire is increased by the secretion of bile, the treatment is to increase bile secretion. The Ayur-vedic treatment thus corroborates the statements in Srimad-Bhagavatam. The characteristic of fire in subduing the influence of cold is known to everyone. Severe cold can always be counteracted by fire.
The Three Dosas
The Five Elements that compose the universe & the Human Body:
- Water (jala)
- Fire (Agni)
- Air (vayu)
- Ether (Akasa)
Saptadhatu/Seven primary constituent elements of the body
- Chyle or plasma (called rasa dhātu),
- Blood (rakta dhātu),
- Flesh (māṃsa dhātu),
- Fat (medha dhātu),
- Bone (asthi dhātu),
- Marrow (majja dhātu), and
- Semen or female reproductive tissue (śukra dhātu)
Ayurveda stresses a balance of three elemental energies or humors:
- Vāyu vāta (air & space – “wind”),
- pitta (fire & water – “bile”)
- kapha (water & earth – “phlegm”).
According to ayurvedic medical theory, these three substances — doṣas (literally that which deteriorates )—are important for health, because when they exist in equal quantities, the body will be healthy, and when they are not in equal amounts, the body will be unhealthy in various ways. One ayurvedic theory asserts that each human possesses a unique combination of doṣas that define that person’s temperament and characteristics.