Ayurveda, Ancient Scientific System of Indian Medicine to lead a healthy purposeful life , originated from India. All ancient civilizations have evolved own medicinal systems depending upon their social beliefs & resources and practices to cope up with diseases. Some of them are practiced in their regions but Ayurveda and Chinese have worldwide presence.
According to the references available in Vedas, Ramayana, Mahabharata and all other literary work in India, Ayurveda was originated with the origin of life to improve the quality and span of life. It was initially taught by word of mouth along with practical training. The documentation of Ayurvedic practices and facts starts from Vedas i.e. from Rig-Veda in which a lot of description about disease symptoms their treatments with different kinds of herbs and with some mantras are described. The most detailed and systemic description of Ayurveda is available in Atharvaveda (6000-4000 BC).
An Ancient famous Ayurvedic Physician Agnivesha, the disciple of Maharishi Punarvasu Atreya did the first independent documentation of Ayurveda. This work is available till today as Charaka Samhita that was revised and updated (2000-1500 BC) by great physician Maharishi Charaka.LEARN MORE