The Sanskrit word ‘Ayur’ means life and Vastra means dress.
Ayurvastra is the garment that ensures better health and long life.
Normal fabrics like organically grown cotton yarn, jute fibre,
silk, wool etc. are used to make Ayurvastra by dying them with the
desired herbs in a controlled temperature and environment. Ayurvastra
cloth is completely free of synthetic chemicals and toxic irritants
and is totally organic, sustainable and biodegradable.
The colour of the Ayurvastra is gained from the medicinal preparation
only and no other colourants are used. Resultantly, its property
will last as long as the colour is there. The roots, flowers, leaves,
seeds and barks of around 200 herbs are used to make the dyes. Since
the natural herbs are generally found in very beautiful shades,
Ayurvastra is also becoming very popular for its colour properties.
Many clinical experiments have been conducted to show the effectiveness
of Ayurvastra. It was found through various trials that such an
environment can help those suffering from skin diseases, arthritis
and blood pressure. A trial conducted by Kerala's Government Ayurveda
College concluded that after using bedding, rugs and towels made
from Ayurvastra for one month, patients suffering from eczema, psoriasis
and rheumatism showed a "marked improvement." Read more
What is next?
Now the Ayurvastra concept is also used on door mats, carpets etc
to get rid of bacteria’s and various other germs, since many
herbs have these tendencies to destroy germs naturally (Neem for
instance). It also benefits the user with the natural aroma of the