#1 Ayurvedic
medicine is less effective.

Truth: It is true that this method of treatment calls for
more patience and endurance. The effectiveness can be cited by this example: Whenever
there is a tear in a cloth or a hole in a pitcher, we intend to rectify it
using the similar material that it is made of. Similarly any fault in human
body also calls to be corrected by use of natural resources, as much as

#2 Ayurvedic
medicines are slow in showing results.

Truth: Most patients use modern medicine for faster
relief & results. This delays the effect of Ayurvedic medicine &
treatment. This is because the patient has either tried much more complicated
and powerful combination of drugs, the effect of which needs to be neutralized
first. Or in the mean time, his condition has substantially become deep rooted
and taken chronic form. It may at times show to work slowly, but since the
focus is on curing the root cause of the disease the effect is long term.

# 3 Ayurvedic medicines
have side effects.

Truth: Any side effect from medicine, of any therapy, may
result from the misuse of drug, either in processing or in prescribing. As far
as side effect or after effect is concerned, I believe time tested medicines
are safer provided the former two factors are precise. The safety of Ayurvedic
medicine and mode of treatment may be advocated in 3 points.

1. In Ayurveda the very first principle in treating
a disease is to do away with the basic cause, and also to see that no new
ailment emerges as a consequence. A disease is eradicated from its roots.

2. Ayurveda insists that medicine be centered at the
patient, than on the disease. The mind, body and soul are considered a tripod
and medicine is prescribed for overall improvement in health.

3. Since Ayurveda deals with preparations mainly from
herbs and natural resources, it is a harmless therapy with least or no side

#4 Ayurvedic
medicines are for older patients.

Truth: There is no known limitation in this form of
treatment. It is equally suited to all age groups. Ayurveda could be considered
a boon for children when their body system is yet tender and in process of
immunity building. The natural products do not interfere with their body
resistance and at the same time tends to be more safe and comforting.

#5 Ayurvedic
medicines are just an alternative.

Truth: Ayurvedic system of medicine is incorrectly quoted
as an alternate therapy as this has always been the most ancient and complete
system of medicine. Its been existing before the birth of other medical
therapies. The word Ayurveda is itself derived from Ayur which means life and
Veda which means science. Therefore, Ayurveda is the complete science of life.
It is a treasure to provide every individual a life full of health, vigor and