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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