The principles of Ayurvedic pharmacology are fundamentally different from those of other systems of medicine and health especially allopathy. Most Ayurvedic medicines are prepared form herbs.
Leaves and flowers are squeezed to obtain their juice. Roots and seeds are crushed and boiled in water to get their essence. To make a decoction, the extracts of plants are boiled with other vital ingredients. Ayurvedic medicines are invariably prepared under the supervision of an expert physician using classical herbal prescriptions. Unlike other medicinal systems, this pharmacological process closely resembles the culinary art.
Ayurveda, as the art of healing and science of living, aims at removing the underlying causes of disease, and restoring the equilibrium of the bioenergies, Vata, Pitta and Kapha.