Origins

Savesta is devoted to the research, manufacture and marketing of quality natural ingredients derived from traditional Indian medicine. We strongly believe that technology is the way to reinvent the immense knowledge base of traditional medicine resulting in quality ingredients that add to taste and health needs.

Ayurveda is an ancient system of holistic health care. Its name is derived from two words, Ayu meaning "life" and Veda meaning "science". Together they translate as "the science of life". Conservative estimates place the origins of Ayurveda at 5,000 years ago in the Himalayan mountains. Comprehensive Ayurvedic medical texts estimated to be 3,000 years old include information on advanced surgical techniques, obstetrics, geriatrics, and the use of herbs. This makes Ayurveda the most enduring healing modality available in the world today.

The exact origins of Ayurveda are lost in antiquity. According to the ancient text, Charaka-samhita, this "Science of Life" is revealed in each universe in each of its infinite cycles of creation and destruction. This traditional healing science was first revealed by great sages and demigods. The Vedic literature of ancient India records the rare appearance of Lord Dhanvantari, the original teacher of Ayurveda, who returns to re-inaugurate the tradition.

Traditional systems of Indian medicine such as Ayurveda promote the art of healthy living by applying self-knowledge and self-care. Inherent in Ayurvedic principles is the concept that one is capable of taking charge of life and healing through proximity to nature. Savesta has established a wide network of access to sources of traditional Indian medicine which are used as a basis for the discovery and development of novel health ingredients.