History of Ayurveda
Ayurveda is as old as 2nd Century BC. Ayurveda has its foundations by ancient school of Hindu Philosophical teachings, called Vaisheshika and school of logic, called Nyaya, along with being related to manifestation framework, also called Samkhya, established during the same time as Schools of Nyaya and Vaisheshika came up.
The Vaisheshika School propagated about inferences & indications, obtained about a patient’s clinical condition for treatment. While, Nyaya School propagated the teachings on basis that one should have a vast knowledge of patient’s condition and disease condition before proceeding for treatment. The Vaisheshika, classifies the features of any object into six types
Substance, activity in particular, generality, inherence and quality called Dravya, Vishesha, Karma, Samanya, Samavaya and Guna. After which Vaisheshika and Nayaya schools jointly worked to found the nyāya–vaiśeṣika school. The school in the later years brought glory to ancient knowledge and helped in circulating Ayurvedic knowledge. Ayurvedic has always & even, today in this day & age is considered divine, straight from Hindu God, Brahma, also called the creator of universe.
It is believed that Brahma himself passed on this knowledge to the sages for the well being of every one of us (human mankind). From sages it went on to disciples and from them to common man by methods of writing, oral narration and so on and so forth. The information about healing properties of herbs was written in the form of poems, also known as “Shlokas”. They are used by sages to describe their benefits. The Hindu system of healing is believed to be based on four complications of knowledge (Vedas), Known as Yajur Veda, Rig Veda, Sam Veda and Atharva Veda, out of which Rig Veda is the most well known of all, it describes 67 plants & 1028 Shlokas. The Atharva Veda & Yajur Veda describes 293 & 81 useful plants.