prevention and cure of illness. Though it is a medicalsystem, it has its own contribution in various other fields aswell - such as agriculture as in
andveterinary science as in
This paper aims at exploring the scope of
inmaking very significant contributions to the field of modernsports medicine.
RELEVENCE OF AYURVEDA Ayurveda
is the ancient Indian system of medicine thathas a known and traceable history of prevalence in India atthe least for the past 5000 years. It is one of the oldestsystems of medicine in the World and yet the fact that asmuch as 80 % of the population in India and a lesserproportion around the globe utilize this form of medicine atsome point of time is a testimony to its contemporaryrelevance. The term
combines two Sanskrit words
which means life and
which means knowledge orscience. The principles of Ayurveda are enshrined in three major Textbooks of Ayurveda called the
(meaning the “Great Three”) viz.
which form the basis for thescience of
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