Ayurveda Permachart. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION This Guide is the ultimate quick reference source for the ancient healing arts of Ayurveda, the Indian holistic medicine! This Guide provides a systematic overview of the key basic principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian holistic approach to health and healing. Clear description of Ayurveda concepts such as the five elements (air, earth, fire, water, space), the doshas, and the panchakarma (five purification remedies) are each provided. The importance of a set daily routine and the use of herbal therapies is also described.