Ayurveda provides detailed instructions of a daily regimen, seasonal regimen, food, sleep, and sexual behavior so that health can be optimized and illness healed. Ayurveda is grounded in metaphysics of the five elements, earth (prithvi), water (jal), fire (agni), air (vayu) and ether or space (akash). Ayurveda stresses a balance of three elemental energies or humor: vata, pitta, and kapha.
Ether and air combine to form Vata dosha, which governs the principle of movement and therefore can be seen as the force that directs nerve impulses, circulation, respiration, and elimination. Fire and water form Pitta dosha, a process of transformation or metabolism. Water and earth elements combine to form the Kapha dosha, which is responsible for growth, adding structure unit by unit. Another function of the Kapha dosha is to offer protection.
Ayurveda holds that each human possesses a unique combination of Doshas as the ratio varies from person to person.
Altogether, Ayurveda is not only treatment but a way of life. It uses herbs, herbal-mineral combination, massage, meditation and yoga for ones physical, mental and spiritual well being because of which the medicinal system has no side effects. Moreover, Ayurveda gives you an in-depth knowledge of life and helps achieve - dharm, arth, kama, moksha.