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Ayurveda and Its Rising Popularity Around the World

Ayurveda has spread its wings across the globe. In this article we talk about why Ayurveda is being adopted in countries like USA, UK, Australia , Singapore etc. Be it Ayurvedic medicines, massages, Ayurveda institutes you will see Ayurveda all over the world today. Something India is proud of!

Ayurveda is an ancient healing system developed in India during the Vedic age. It is one of the oldest and most evolved forms of medicine in the world. Not only does it focus on curing diseases, but also talks of the importance of a healthy lifestyle and behavior. It helps us to fight infections while maintaining our original body, meaning no ayurvedic medicine causes any harm to our body.

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Why Does Western World Need Ayurveda ?

Undeniably, the western world is far more advanced than us. However, with this advancement, they have brought many mishaps upon themselves as well. Today, we are dealing with so many things that affect our health adversely. Be it mobile phones, or massive industries.

There is an urgent need for a medical practice that heals the body while keeps the other body parts undisturbed, aims at bettering human lifestyle, soothes the mind, and calm the soul.

And that is why Ayurveda is mostly adopted by the western world. Westerners are increasingly adopting this ancient healing system and trying to learn the ways because not only does it treat diseases, but it also helps in maintaining the natural balance of the body.

How is Ayurveda positively impacting the Western World ?

The art of Ayurveda has been becoming popular in the West for the last two-three decades.

1) Approach of Treatment

The primary reason behind this popularity is the way of treatment that Ayurveda follows. Unlike other forms of medicinal practice, the treatment of Ayurveda is not limited to a disease or the diseased part only. Instead, it focuses on holistic healing of the body.

2) Ayurveda Courses

Many universities abroad are now offering courses in this field as alternative medical practices, and finally, Ayurveda is getting the attention and respect it deserves. Ayurveda courses are being offered in USA at California College of Ayurveda, American Institute of vedic studies and similar institutes all across the world. We will provide a list of all such institutes in another article.There are also conferences and meetings held around the world for Ayurveda. Not only this, Ayurvedic literature has been translated into German, Arabic, Latin, and many other foreign languages

3) Ayurvedic Herbal products

As a consequence of the popularity of Ayurveda, the demand for herbal products has grown by 8% worldwide. Ayurvedic massages are also very famous and are know to cure many health issues.

4) Healing Body, Mind & Soul

ayurveda - Healing Body, Mind & Soul

The Western world is crippled with many diseases as of today. Be it something as simple as stress or fatal diseases. Obesity and anxiety are two things that are increasingly affecting people globally. And not only this, our involvement in technological, infrastructural, and political advancement has created many issues for us. Today, we have to deal with so many diseases that were never known to us previously. This is why even though Ayurveda has its origin in India, it is spreading its roots to places across the globe. Ayurveda is a one-stop solution to problems of the body, and it does not leave any side-effects as well. Hence people are adopting Ayurveda.


In 1999, turmeric became the subject of a patent dispute between India and a USA based company. In India, turmeric has been used since ages for healing cuts and bruises. Our traditional knowledge about turmeric has allowed us to explore its medicinal properties. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research argued that turmeric was used for thousands of years, and its healing abilities were not a discovery or invention. They took the help of ancient Sanskrit text related to traditional knowledge and also a paper that was published in the Journal of the Indian Medical Association in 1953.

 And needless to say, India won the haldi battle!

Written by Saanica Wahal

Currently waltzing through life at Indian Institute of Mass Communication(IIMC) Delhi while studying advertising and public relations, Saanica is passionate about animals, shayari, and Octobers.
Her educational background in psychology and Journalism has helped her to have a broad base from which she approaches different genres that she likes writing on, namely travel, lifestyle, food, philosophy. She in an avid traveler and reader, and has worked in the fields of social media marketing, artist management, and event planning.


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  1. Thanks for sharing informative post. Hope you will share more about Ayurveda. Ayurveda is India’s ancient treatment method. Aithein Healing also helped me to know about Ayurved. Aithein Healing provides various short term Ayurveda courses in India. Thank you both. If anyone interested to study Ayurveda in India visit Aithein Healing.

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