Longer than long ago, health and beauty were fleeting. The average adult life expectancy was 30 years old, as nature took its toll. Then, 5000 years ago, ancient sages in India searched within the vast resources of nature to extend this ephemeral existence. Before the pyramids were built, these ancient sages created Ayurveda. It is the science of life; the Sanskrit words 'Ayur' means 'life' and 'veda' means science or knowledge. Ayurveda is the time-tested, natural medicinal system that treats the total individual, promoting prevention as well as cure, for a healthy mind, body, spirit and senses.