WHAT IS AYURVASTRA™
'Ayurvastra' existed as a branch of Ayurveda , the 5000 year old system of medicine from India. It represents a modality of healing and achieving wellness, and also a complex system or technique of dyeing clothing using medicinal plants and herbs. 'Ayur' in Sanskrit translates to 'life', 'health' and/or 'longevity' and Vastra translates to 'clothing'; thus Ayurvastra™ means 'clothing for 'life/health/longevity'.
Vastra™ fabrics are dyed using this concept which got buried in time with the evolution of industrialization and chemical/synthetic dyeing. The Vastra team at the Handloom Weavers Development Society in Kerala,India, revived this technique using the wisdom that was passed on from their ancestors who had profound knowledge of Ayurveda, some of whom were physicians themselves. Since 1992, the team has been refining this technique and developing it furthe ; bringing together art, science, tradition, intuition and alchemy to make it robust enough for modern use and to create different colors depending on the plants/herbs used for various health/wellness benefits. The color of the fabric is gained from the medicinal preparation only and no other colorants are used. Presently, we're the only producers of clothing using this traditional wisdom.
Skin being the largest organ in the human body is used as a gateway in Ayurveda to infuse herbal medicines and our clothing is based on this concept. Our clothes are dyed fully naturally and manually using medicinal plants and herbs that are wild-crafted and organic having specific health/wellness benefits* proven by both tradition as well as clinical research.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.