History of Ayurveda
Ayurveda is a system of healing that originated in India thousands of years ago. The roots of Ayurveda are not fully traceable and somewhat fade into myth. Ancient scholars of Ayurveda believed that Ayurveda is as old as life itself. Charaka Samhita states that Ayurveda is Saswat (eternal) which means history of Ayurveda is traceable to the beginning of life processes in this universe. However , for the practical purposes, history of Ayurveda can be covered under two major heads :
To this perspective, origin of Ayurveda is linked to Gods, dieties and heavens.
Evolution of Ayurveda started with compilation of health care information scattered in Vedas.