Ayurveda is a system of medicine with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent.
Ayurveda therapies and practices have been integrated in general wellness applications and in some cases in medical use.
The main classical Ayurveda texts begin with accounts of the transmission of medical knowledge from the Gods to sages, and then to human physicians.
Ayurveda therapies have varied and evolved over more than two millennia.
Therapies are typically based on complex herbal compounds, minerals and metal substances.
Ancient Ayurveda texts also taught surgical techniques, including rhinoplasty, kidney stone extractions, sutures, and the extraction of foreign objects