7 Food and the
7.1 Food the Ayurvedic Way
There is no such thing as am Ayurvedic food or an Ayurvedic herb. Nothing is Ayurvedic and yet everything can be used in the Ayurvedic way. Ayurveda is a vision of how to live in harmony with ourselves and our environment, encompassing the full body/mind/spirit relationship with the cosmos. A piece of rhubarb is not an Ayurvedic food; however, it can be used according to Ayurvedic precepts and philosophy to achieve therapeutic results according to the Ayurvedic system. Thus, no food or herb can be called Ayurvedic because Ayurveda is a way of perceiving the world, not an object in the world. There is only the direct observation of interrelated actions: A + B = C. This is Ayurveda.
The human race has been practicing medicine for many thousands of years and from all available reports, it has been reasonably successful . . . . Where practiced, improved sanitation and proper diet have done more for health than any medicine that has ever been used. Few people seem to manage these conditions in their lives, and so medicines are required to perform a monumental task.