Ayurveda is the oldest system of Medicine in the world and traces its root to ancient India (1500 B.C). The word Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit words, Ayur-life and Veda-knowledge (Science) and is aptly commonly referred as ‘The science of Life.’ Life, according to Ayurveda, is a combination of senses, mind, body and soul.

It is a systematic approach which utilizes all that nature provides to overcome the illness and by strengthening oneself, to maintain good health. The aim of Ayurveda is to give complete health and not just getting free from physical diseases. Thus, Ayurveda brings the concepts of preventive health care and health promotion.

Ayurveda may come from ancient texts, but these principals are just as applicable today in our society as they were originally recorded in India. Ayurveda is becoming increasingly popular globally because it speaks of the elementary concepts of (a) contact with nature (b) holism and (c) we are what we eat.

Ayurveda provides an integrated approach to preventing and treating illness. It believes that the mind and body not only influence each other-they are one. There can be no mental health without physical health and vice-versa.

Ayurveda recognizes three main energies that combine to form all things in the universe. These are recognized as being fundamental to all life and are seen in the process of growth, maintenance and decay in the western sciences.

Their actions are named, anabolism and catabolism. These energies combine in limitless ways to create the unique qualities of each individual. Ayurveda names these basic energies as:

Vata - the force symbolized by Air

Pitta - the force symbolized by Fire

Kapha - the force symbolized by Water

The quality and the relative balance of these forces determine health and disease. We need all these three energies to function in proper balance. When these three energies act harmoniously, the functions of digestion, absorption and elimination create health. Each individual has different constitution of the body because they have different proportions of these energies.

The illness or diseases are manifested due to the imbalances within a person and are treated by restoring the natural balance. Ayurvedic treatment does not suppress the main symptom and create new ones as side effects of the main treatment. It is to remove the root cause and give permanent relief. In Ayurveda our whole life and lifestyle must be in harmony before we can enjoy true well-being.

With passage of time, Ayurveda has made significant progress. Modern manufacturing methods have been adopted. The introduction of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) has ensured consistency in quality and brought improvement in presentation.

The standardization of raw material, quality control laboratory, microbiological controls, Research & Development has all become an integral part of the production system and clinical trials have further reinforced the belief in Ayurveda, the oldest medical science.

The reprinting of Ayurvedic Formulary of India has given a fillip to the ‘Modern Ayurveda’. The application of modern technology has also shown that Ayurveda is far ahead of time and is based on scientific facts. Biotechnology is confirming the benefits of these time-tested herbs, the use of which has been documented and proven from generations.

Ayurveda thus lays the foundation of modern medicine and scores over it with proven efficacy and without having any side effects. Modern science is still trying to unravel the mystery of the ancient wisdom.

May 2011: BACFO is the first Ayurvedic company in the world to introduce "Dry Syrup" products
February 2011: BACFO launches new packaging for HAIRBAC Oil and HAIRBAC Tablets
December 2010: BACFO launches new product - JOINTCARE Gel which relieves inflammation, pain, stiffness, immobility of joints. JOINTCARE Gel compliments our JOINTCARE tablets and oil.
November 2010: BACFO launches its products in Lithuania
October 2010: BACFO launches its products in Fiji Islands