Ayurveda, Ancient Indian System of Medicines deals with knowledge by applying that the quality and span of social and personal health status can be predicted , restored, maintained and upgraded to lead a happy,peaceful & purposeful life.
By following the principles of Ayurveda, proneness towards various types of diseases can be predicted; prevention of these diseases is possible by adopting the biologically required personalized way of living, eating, personalized panchakarma & herbal health supplements & positive thinking.
The five elements termed as Panchamahabhuta namely Akasha (dark particles), Vayu (air), Agni (fire), Ap (water) and Prithvi (earth) are the smallest units of every exist-able entities even at energetic level. This universe is considered as a cosmic body and human being is thought to be its microcosmic unit as both is same at molecular level.
These five basic elements get manifested in three physiological units – Vata, Pitta and Kapha which further are responsible for the development of other bodily elements like cells-tissues, organs, organ systems and as a whole complete body & the senses, mind which are architectured by soul [life principle].
The activities of these five elements in the diet and drugs are studied on the basis of concentration gradients of six Rasas (taste/active principles) – Madhura [sweat], Amla [sour], Lavana [salty], Katu [acrid, / pungent], Tikta [bitter] and Kashaya [astringent]. Complete activities of this universe at microcosmic & microcosmic level can be understood by studying the Panchabhautika Principle of Indian metaphysics.