Many Ayurvedic practices predate written records and were handed down from generation to generation. There are three ancient books known as the Great Trilogy. They were written in Sanskrit more than 2,000 years ago and are considered the main texts on Ayurvedic medicine.
Ayurvedic medicine is entirely holistic. Its follower try to create harmony between the body, mind and spirit, maintaining that this balance prevents illness, treats acute conditions and contributes to a long and healthy life. More than 90 percent of India’s population use some form of Ayurvedic therapy, including following its dietary principles, practicing traditional medicine or seeking professional help from trained Ayurvedic practitioners.