Ayurveda is one of the oldest medical systems in the world. Ayurveda originated in India and evolved into its present form after thousands of years. In the Unites States, Ayurvedic medicine is thought of as a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) system. Ayurveda therapies are often used as their own CAM. This includes the use of herbs, massage, and specialized diets. Ayurvedic medicine cleanses the body and restores balance through the usage of various products and techniques. Some of the products are harmful when improperly used or without consulting a trained practitioner. This includes some herbs having negative interactions with conventional medicines. Be sure to find out about the practitioner’s training and experience before utilizing Ayurvedic treatments.