Ayurveda is a science of health and healing that originated about five thousand years ago at the foot of the Himalayas in northern India. There it is said that many thousands of years ago the sages of the land turned to the god king Attreya to learn the knowledge of salvation and healing. Thus, Attreya gave Ayurveda to people, the knowledge of the preservation and restoration of physical, mental and spiritual health. Ayurveda is the art of living healthy and gently healing. The name is composed of two words of the Sanskrit language, Ayur means life and Veda means knowledge. Thus, Ayurveda can be understood as the knowledge of life. It is a natural medicine that knows how to use the energies of nature in a positive way.