Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855), Danish philosopher, famously said that we all live our life forward but only learn it backwards. That may sound very clever if not very odd but is in fact very true for many things in life and pharmacology seems to be one of them. Kierkegaard also said life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. That too sounds like a pearl but verily vindicated in the case of Ayurvedic pharmacology in the new millennium.