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Health And Harmony
Ayurveda & Siddha Fifty centuries ago, India evolved two systems of medicine, to protect and promote the health of the human as well as the animal race. One had its origins in the Northern hills and dales and the other evolved from the Southern plateau portion of this vast land mass.

The former was documented in the language of Sanskrit and the other in the language of Tamil. The former was called Ayurveda and the latter was named as Siddha. A tall and hefty personality, sage Dhanvantri was the chief promoter of Ayurveda medicine while a short and small person Maharishi Agasthya, mainly promoted the Siddha medicine.

However, these two parallel systems of the Indian Medicine have remarkable similarities. Both produce, three forms of drugs, the powder, the oil and the paste. Both depend for their diagnosis on the three basic doshas, or causes that exist in the physical state. Both recognize the three gunas that affect the mental state.

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