Evolution of Ayurveda
Atreya and other sages got their natural herbal medicine knowledge directly from Indra according to Charak Shanita.
When these students of herbal medicines started living in human villages, due to the humans’ cooking especially the godhum (sweets), they were turning fat and their general bodily health was getting weaker.
Seeing this they set out to the Himalayas where they set home adorned by the calm environment which is also home to the divine souls and root of the river Ganges. This was the same time when Indra decided he should share the knowledge of herbal remedies or better, Ayurveda medicine.
The reasons that induced him to take this choice where ‘self protection’ and ‘helping the praja’ (citizens).
The Ayurveda care herbal science is all about hearing, learning and understanding.
Brahma is referred to as the most wise and knowledgeable person in every scientific subject. He is also recognized as the founder of Ayurveda herb science for which he also wrote a text book on, the Brahmasanhita.
Brahma passed over this art of healing herbals to ‘Daksha Prajapati’ and ‘Bhaskara’. Ashwinikumar also learnt directly from Brahma which consequently wrote such books as Aswin Sanhita, Chikitsa Sartantra, Bhramaghna and Nadipariksha.
Through these routes, Ayurveda therapy and remedy science was spread with many people, and succeeded in breaking the borders, reaching out many foreign countries all over the world.