Ayurveda – The science of Life

Ayurveda – The science of Life

Ayurveda is the ancient Indian medical science, the origin of which can be traced back to the Vedas-ancient books of knowledge containing various subjects.
Ayurveda has its history dating dack to 5000 years. Some of the literature, texts for eg. Kashyap samhita (on paediatrics) was destroyed during foreign invasions. The 3 main texts in Ayurveda include – Charak Samhita (internal medicine), Sushruta samhita (mainly surgery), Ashtang Sangraha.
The texts in their original form are written in the form of shlokas or verses in Sanskrit.