In recent years, the frontiers of modern medical research have verified the significance of traditional practices for strengthening health care and several developed countries are incorporating them into their health systems as well.India has a rich and strong heritage of medicine in the form of Ayurveda.Sushruta defined the health 2,000 years ago as a physiological balance added to a psycho-sensual happiness. The mere absence of disease in a person does not bring happiness. Better health is expressed not in terms of a longer life but in terms of a better quality of life. Health also has socioeconomic determinants. Curative practices must be accompanied by preventive measures. Sushruta goes further: health is also affected by one's moral, social and spiritual values.India can be a world leader in the era of integrative medicine because it has strong foundations in Western biomedical sciences and an immensely rich and mature indigenous medical heritage of its own. Therefore, there is a great need to explore the potential of Ayurveda system including human resource to tackle Public Health problems.