Although most sources date back the beginning of Ayurveda to a time between 3,000 and 5,000 years ago, it is actually as old as mankind ... because there was always someone whose health needed improvement of some kind and always someone who had learned how to address this improvement – a true science of life.
And it is no coincidence that this ancient medical System of Ayurveda developed in the area of today's Indian federal state Kerala and the Sri Lankan Island nearby: The natural surroundings are unique in the world in their richness in flora and fauna. Over the years, people learned how to benefit from this "natural pharmacy" and developed the holistic science of life, Ayurveda.
People from numerous countries like China, Tibet, the Roman Empire, Greece, Egypt, Afghanistan, and Persia came to Indian Ayurvedic schools to learn about this world of medicine Many natural healing systems like homeopathy, Chinese medicine, Unani medicine, polarity medicine, and the humoral medicine practiced by Hippocrates in Greece have their roots in Ayurveda. For this reason, Ayurveda is often referred to as the "mother of all healing."