India is known for its traditional medicinal systems—Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani. Medical systems are found mentioned even in the ancient Vedas and other scriptures. The Ayurvedic concept appeared and developed between 2500 and 500 BC in India.
Ayurvedic Medicine is the world’s oldest comprehensive health care system and is indigenous to India where it is widely practiced. “This ancient art of healing asserts that the science, philosophy and spirituality are all necessary aspects of healthy living.” Thus Ayurveda is not only a comprehensive medical system but also a way of living and the very concept of “mind, body and spirit” originates from Ayurveda.
India has gained worldwide recognition for its indigenous and extensive Ayurvedic treatment. Various centers are established throughout the length and breadth of the country, wherein authentic Ayurvedic treatment is given. Kerala is the hub of Ayurvedic treatments in India. Ayurvedic treatment’s soothing effect on the body and soul has attracted tourists from different parts of the country as well as from across the globe. This has proved a boon for tourism in the states of India, especially Kerala, where Ayurvedic treatment is given at various health centers and tourists resorts.