Ayurvedic medicine originated in the early evolution of India about 3,000-5,000 years ago. These formulations are taken from the ancient Vedic text or Vedas (books of Ayurveda), the ancient religious and philosophical texts that are the oldest surviving literature in the world, which makes Ayurvedic medicine the oldest surviving healing system. According to the texts, Ayurveda is the most ancient science of life having a holistic health approach. In Sanskrit, Ayur means life and veda means knowledge, so Ayurveda has been defined as the "knowledge of living" or the "science of longevity."
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