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History of Ayurveda

Resources and articles about the history and heritage of Ayurveda

Agasthyakoodam

Agasthyakoodam is a legendary herbal mountain near Neyyar Dam, 20 kms south of Thiruvananthapuram, The mountain has a mythical history as the home of Siddha medicine.

Ashtangas of Ayurveda

The ashtangas are the branches of Ayurveda that deal specific classes of diseases or conditions

Ayurveda in Kerala

The importance of Kerala to Ayurveda

The importance of Ayurveda in Kerala and why so many people visit Kerala to undertake ayurveda treatments and programmes

Charaka Philosophy

The philosophy of Charaka, arguably the most important theorist of Ayurveda.

Charaka’s Evaluation of Panchakarma

A quick outline of Charaka's approach to Panchakarma, the predominant version of Ayurveda practised in Kerala.

Essence of Human Life

The essence of human life according to Ayurveda

How Atharva Veda Mattered to Charaka

Atharva Veda also called Brahma Veda was very dear to him and tried to propagate it for the sole benefit of ayurveda. Atharva Veda contains six thousand hymns and one thousand quotes.