Dr. Rajiv Mehta, Dr. Harvinder Grover and Dr. Amarjeet Singh
Ayurveda, the traditional Indian medicine is accepted as the earliest practiced system of medicine in India. Ayurveda remains an integral part of life of the people since time immemorial. We have discussed in review of literature how Ayurveda find its roots in Vedas. In the present study it was observed that nearly 66% people use Ayurveda either as prepared Ayurvedic medicine or as a home remedy. The trend of people opting for Ayurvedic medicines to attain health is also increasing and there is considerable growth of global market of Ayurveda. Present study was undertaken in Derabassi and S.A.S Nagar tehsils of Punjab to oversee the effect of Education and religion on the prevalence of usage of Ayurvedic medicines in these areas. The use of Ayurvedic was moderate in the study areas. The factors that affected use of these products were education and religion. The increased awareness among individuals with higher educational qualifications has increased the usage of products amongst them.
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