08 Ayurveda introduction and background information

Ayurvedas and other vedas were written by Lord Brahma

Lord Brahma wrote 100,000 shlokas (hymns). It contained 1000 chaperts. Brahma taught this subject to Prajapti. Prajapati taught this to Ashwini kumars.

Ashiwini kumars taught this to Lord Indra and Indra taught it to Lord Dhanwantari.

In the vedic times there was one time when people inspite of living sattvic life started getting ailments and diseases

The following saints and rishis conducted a meeting at the Himalaya mountains:
  • Angira
  • Jamdagni
  • VAshishtha
  • Bhrigu
  • Atreya
  • gautam
  • sankhya
  • Pulastya
  • Naarad
  • Asit
  • Agastya
  • Vaamdev
  • Markendaye
  • Ashwalayana
  • Parikshi
  • Bhikshu
  • Atreya
  • bhardwaj
  • Kapinjal
  • Vishwamitra
  • Ashmarathya
  • Bhargava
  • chywan
  • Abhijit
  • Gargya
  • Shandilya
  • kaundilya
  • vakshi
  • deval
  • galav
  • sankritya
  • vaijvapi
  • kushik
  • baadramyana
  • badish
  • sharloma
  • kaapya
  • kaatyayan
  • kankayan
  • kaikashey
  • dhaumya
  • marishi
  • kaashyap
  • sharkarash
  • hiranyaksh
  • lookaksh
  • paingi
  • shaulak
  • shakunaye
  • maitreya
  • maimayatani
  • vaikhanas
  • balrivalya etc


How old is Ayurvedic Science
Charaka Samhita contains info about disease of body and the mind.

It mentions guidelines to prevent a disease, diagnose and how to cure it

It talks about types of milk, vegetables, fruits, medicines, meat, and even urine. Their individual qualities and pros and cons.

It also contains information about surgery and how to conduct it with help of tools and medicines.

Apart from this it contains information about Anatomy and physiology.


Ayurveda was originally written by Lord Brahma.

He wrote 100,000 shlokas (hymns). It contained 1000 chaperts. Brahma taught this subject to Prajapti and Prajapati taught this to Ashwini kumars.

Ashiwini kumars taught this to Lord Indra and Indra taught it to Lord Dhanwantari.

Sushrut saint wrote the Ayurveda by learning it from Lord dhanwantari.



There were eight sections namely:

1. Shalya tantra
2. Shalakya tantra.
3. Kaya chikitsa
4 bhoot vidya
5. kaumar bhutya tantra
6. Agad tantra
7. Rasayana Tantra
8.Vajikaran tantra


Hence Ayuveda are also called Ashtang Ayurveda. (note: Ashtang means eight)

Ayuveda include information about anatomy, body science, surgery, qualities of herbs and other eatables


According to Rishi charaka-
According to Rishi charak, Ayurveda is a subject that contains information about "age" on the basis of beneficial and detrimental foods, herbs and other factors that influence life span.


Sushruta defines Ayurveda as a means of increasing "life span and age."




The sanskrit word Ayu means age. The age depends upon your karma. 100 years of age is considered standard life span.


According to the vedas a man is supposed to live for 100 years.


Ishopnishada, a branch of veda says that we must do karma yoga and strive to live for 100 years.

This is what Ayurveda has to offer!
Good health and longer age. Dharma (religion), Karma, Arth (meaning) and moksha (salvation) won't be attainable without good health.

A person suffering from any ailment cannot attain any of the above mentioned milestones.
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02 What is Charak Samhita?
03 The purpose of life
04 Importance of health for a good life
05 Purpose of this website
06 origin of the vedas and Ayurveda
07 Ayurveda Vs modern medicine which is better?
08 Ayurveda introduction and background informatio...
09 Importance of Ayurveda
10 Holistic approach in Ayurveda
11 - where does disease come from?
11 - Types of substances and medicines Gems, medic...
12 - Different categories of aushidhi or the medic...
13 - how to discover new medicines | testing the m...
14 Ideal doctor and idiot doctor
15 A wise doctor's definition according to Charak ...
16 - how much you should eat
17- Personal hygiene for good health according to ...
18- Harmful effects of not attending to nature's ...
Chapter 19 - stopping mental urges
20 - how you should exercise - | how much exercise...
21 - Proper way to cure addiction
22- Karma and health ... Karma and mind
23 - don't break the rules to get good health
24 - Indriyas or the senses - control senses for g...
25 - Importance of manners and good health
26- Food guidelines - how to eat food the vedic wa...
27 - Factors important to cure a disease - how to ...
28 - Questions by lord Matreya on treatment
29 - Three Wishes in life and proof of rebirth
30 - proof of birth continued...
31 - seed and fruit - proof of birth
32 --- Seven pillars of health and treatment
33 - Vata dosha - Vata means air - Kapha and pitta...
34 oils - everything about them
35 - Obestiy and underweight reasons | how to lose...
36- sleep ayurveda
37 - Where do diseases originate?
38- Beneficial and harmful food
39 - The karma or the action of harmful and benefi...
40 - Factros related to diseases and bad health
41 - Rasa in Ayurveda
42 - Origination of the rasas
43 - Wrong combination of food items on the basis ...
44 - proper way of eating foods
45 - Detailed type of foods and their benefits
46 - Water therapy
47- everything about milk camel and other animals ...
48- trunk of plants
49 - honey benefits and types according to Ayurved...
50 - info about drinks oils and other substances
51 - Food quality and quantity
52 - Liquid desserts and their benefits
53 - Diet planning - the Ayurvedic diet basis
54- Beneficial and harmful -- food and karmas
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