The principle of holism is the corner stone of Ayurveda. Ayurveda considers the living being (microcosm) as the replica of the larger universe outside—the macrocosm. The physician is a conveyer-belt between the two, where he/she selects such things from the outer universe and makes appropriate changes in it so as the body can assimilate it properly1. The Panchabhouthik body, i.e. the body made out of five basic elements called Prithivi, Ap, Thejas, Vayu and Akasham, is kept in equilibrium with each other (which is the homoeostasis state of the body) by assimilation of such elements from outside, which is also made of these five basic elements.