system is called Ayurveda -[ Science of Life
-- knowledge of combined state of body, senses, mind and soul ]. Ayur
Veda considers ill health emerging from the external [ toxins and
pathogens ], and derangement of body [ metabolic, immune response or host resistance
]. Ayurveda developed from Atharva Veda which dealt mostly in science.
Sage Dhanvatari renounced his royal status
as Prince of Kasi [ Varanasi ] and retired into forest where he dictated his Ayur
Veda to Susruta.
on the present Jhelum River, Takshasila [ also known as Taxila ] was the second
ancient school of medicine. Sage Atreya, who is believed to have imbibed
the Ayur Veda [ science of life ] directly from Sage Bharadwaja,
headed the medical school in Taxila. His treatise on medicine is contained in
Emperor Alexander invaded India in 327 B.C., physicians and surgeons in India
were well respected for their knowledge and skill. Some writers say that Aristotle
was inspired by Eastern knowledge.