Ayurveda is an ancient wisdom, whose origin can be traced back to the time of the Vedas. They include a comprehensive knowledge of the interaction of all areas of life.
Ayurveda, the science of a long healthy life, is the oldest health system in the world. Its origins date back over 5000 years to the Vedic civilization of ancient India. The Vedas mediated knowledge, which encompasses all areas of life: music, architecture, agriculture and medicine. The wisdom was recognized at the time of holy seers in meditation and transmitted orally. In the 6th century before Christ, Indian physicians described human anatomy with tendons, nerve plexus and muscles very accurate and 26 had a good understanding of the digestive and the circulatory system. In Sri Lanka, the first hospitals were pursued in the year 427 before Christ. The Buddhist king Ashoka in the 3rd century before Christ let write an edict, due to which hospitals were built for both humans, as well as animals and medicinal plants have been imported and grown.
With the demise of the Vedic culture, parts of Ayurveda have been lost, yet a great amount of knowledge could be maintained in the oral and written tradition in India and Sri Lanka. In the middle ages, many foreign powers brought their own medicine to the Indian subcontinent. Ayurveda was subsequently banned for a period of over 150 years in India and lack of knowledge was replaced by other medical practices. Only in Sri Lanka Ayurveda has been passed completely. Therefore, nowadays there are still differences between the Ayurveda practice in India and Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is now not just the only country in which Ayurveda has always been an unbroken tradition, but also the only country Ayurveda kits are nationally approved, supplied and available for everyone as a complete health system