Ayurveda directly translated from Sanskrit means Life (Ayu) Knowledge (Veda). It can also mean, science of life. The meaning of life according to Ayurveda is continuity of consciousness. Through consiousness and awareness we can achieve clarity about ourselves and the fundamental designs of this nature. This helps us to be healthy and experience life to it's full potential.
According to Ayurveda, health is a blissful state of body (sharir), mind (sattva) and soul (atman). Self awareness and common sense are necessary tools to achieve this blissful state.
Ayurvedic recommendations are helpful to be healthy but at the same time Ayurvedic medicine has a great therapeutic role in treating various disorders.