Ayurveda In Ceylon

Ayurveda is Considered by many to be the oldest of the healing arts in the world, it’s a holisticapproach that treats the root cause of illness, in body, or mind.Ayurvedic treatment is dispensed based on the distinct pattern of energy or Dosha possessed by all individuals


The three Doshas – Vatha, Pitha and Kapha are present in varying degrees in every one of us.

The three Doshas – Vatha, Pitha and Kapha are present in varying degrees in every one of us.

This allows Ayurveda to improve overall wellbeing and emphasises the expunging of toxinsfrom the body. Ayurveda has proved to be successful with some of even the most chronicdiseases. Ayurveda offers countless advantages, not least of which is that it has absolutely noside effects.

This knowledge of Ayurveda is believed to come directly from the Gods, passed on to thesaints and sages of India during sessions of deep meditation.

The Ceylonese Ayurvedic tradition is a mixture of Desheeya Chikitsa (traditional Sinhalamedicine) , the Ayurveda and Siddha systems of India and the Unani medicine of Greece.

The ancient Kings, many of whom were also prominent physicians, placed complete faith inAyurveda and ensured nationwide respect for, and faith in science. King Buddhadasa (398AD), whom the Mahavamsa credits with several remarkable operations on both men andanimals, is renowned for writing the Saratha Sangrahaya, a comprehensive manuscriptcontaining most of the Ayurvedic medical knowledge available in the country at the time. In modern day Sri Lanka, physicians still use this work today for reference purposes.

Ayurveda was not only revered by Royalty for its medicinal value – the Royals also put Ayurvedic secrets to good use for therapies that restored and rejuvenated for long lastingbeauty. The most famous depiction of Ceylonese loveliness can be found in Sigiriya. The 200-metre-high Sigiriya rock functioned as the palace and fortress of King Kassapa, and houseswhat are now some of the most recognisable images of Ceylon – the nubile damsels thatform the famed Sigiriya frescoes.

The Royals of ancient Ceylon gave Ayurveda its due reverence, and the people of the islandfollowed suit. Today, in our fast paced modern world, Ayurveda provides people from all overthe globe with the answers to hitherto unanswerable questions, and the knowledge that ourkings and queens possessed thousands of years ago – that with Ayurveda – benefits abound and healing is truly all encompassing, restoring balance, providing inner peace and calmingbody, mind and soul