Indus Valley is the civilisation that existed 5000 years ago, some recent discovery claims it to be as old as 8000 years. Twin cities found from excavation naming Mohenjodaro in the north & Harappa in the south. Mohenjodaro was in the punjab province & Harappa was in the sindh Province of United India. After partition of united India, Mohanjodaro became the part of Pakistan & Harappa is in India.
Ayurveda originated in prehistoric times, and that some of the concepts of Ayurveda have existed from the time of the Indus Valley Civilization or even earlier. Ayurveda - the science of Life, or Daily Living, was practised in the Indus Valley civilizations. The civilization gave birth to the culture that had documented sciences and their culture, in the form of The Vedas, four in number, composed of Sanskrit verses. Ayurveda is a discipline of the upaveda or "auxiliary knowledge" in Vedic tradition.
Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word, derived from two roots: ayur, which means life or lifespan, and veda means knowledge. Knowledge of Ayurveda arranged systematically with logic is called Ayuvedic science. Indian medicine has a long history and considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science & the oldest organised systems of medicine. Ayurveda was the enlightenment of a group of sages who retired to the foothills of the Himalayas to meditate on the secrets of life and the methods of staying untouched by disease. They came back from Himalayas to plains to spread this knowledge. The body of knowledge was transmitted for thousands of years by oral verses that carried down generations, so their date of composition; hence the exact date of the birth of Ayurveda cannot be ascertained.
Its earliest concepts are set out in the sacred writings called the Vedas, especially in the metrical passages of the Atharvaveda, which may possibly date as far back as the 2nd millennium BC. The language used was Sanskrit - the vedic language of that period (2000-500 BC). Evolving throughout its history, ayurveda remains an influential system of medicine in South Asia and has recently become popular in Western cultures.
Hygiene, which is an Indian cultural value and a central practice of ayurvedic sciences. Hygienic living involves regular bathing, cleansing of teeth, skin care, and eye washing. Occasional anointing of the body with oil, painting forehead with sandalwood, colouring hand/feet and hair with henna is also prescribed.
Yoga which is part of Ayurveda helps to keep focus, calm from inside by simply doing simple postures & few breathing techniques. Yoga also help to build stamina and flexibility of body.
Ayurveda is a system of traditional medicine developed during antiquity and the medieval period, and is comparable to pre-modern Chinese and European system of medicine.
Globalized and Modern practices derived from Ayurveda are a type of complementary or alternative medicine.
World Health Assembly resolution on traditional medicine, compare well with the 2008 Beijing declaration on traditional medicine. The WHO has established a traditional medicine strategy, which involves Ayurveda, among other complementary health systems. The current version (2014-2023) is beginning to consider different aspects of T&CM practices and practitioners and whether and how they should be integrated into overall health service delivery. It is also part of the 2013 WHO, WIPO, WTO TRIPS study on innovation of health and access to medicines.
The WTO mentions Ayurveda in its intellectual property strategy. WTO, WIPO and WHO ask for respect to both the economic, the social and cultural significance of traditional knowledge and supports documentation of traditional medical knowledge and regulation of quality, safety and efficacy of these products.
People of this civilization were practising Ayurveda (ancient science of wellbeing and treatment) for daily regime. People of those times were using ayurvedic beauty recipes and treatments as we are using today the products with chemicals or modern treatments. At those times there were no chemical factories and availability of herbs/jungles was in abundance. People in Indus Valley civilisations were known for using cosmetics, hair care products, etc based on herbs and without side effects.
“Indus Valley” brand maintain the same spirit and inspired to use those ingredients to make beauty products which reminds us those times. As you know the development has brought in multiple problems. There are pollution, usage of fertilisers and insecticides has polluted our earth and food with toxic and harmful chemicals. Hence it was difficult to get herbs without the use of fertilisers or pesticides. Thanks to the certification done on herbs and food by agencies like USDA/EcoCert which brought in the methods to grow herbs without the usage of chemical fertilisers and pesticides. These certified organic herbs are the part of Indus Valley products with recipes given in Ayurvedic texts. This endeavour brings in our products to the quality of products to that ancient period without a trace of pollution or chemicals.
In the 11th century, Saint Chakrapanni Dutta wrote a treatise ‘Chakradutta’ which had recipes related to hair care. Indus Valley 100% Organic, 100% Botanical Hair Colour used the recipes of those times to create 100% Botanical Hair Colour without using any kind of chemical.