It is the oldest system of medicine known to mankind. There's a saying in Ayurveda that goes "As is the microcosm, so is the macrocosm." In other words, Ayurveda is based on the study of nature in its totality, and therefore its fundamental principles are universal.

Ayurveda, discovered as nature's gift to suffering mankind, is based on fundamental laws of nature and is receiving more attention for its insight and practicality in modern times.

It has provided founding principles for Tibetan and Chinese medicine, early Arabic, Unani, and Greek systems of medicine. It was influential in all of these places.
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