Ayurveda is attributed to Dhanvantari, the physician to the gods in Hindu mythology, who received it from Brahma. Its earliest concepts were set out in the portion of the Vedas which are rich in magical practices for the treatment of diseases and in charms for the expulsion of the demons traditionally supposed to cause diseases. The chief conditions mentioned are fever, cough, consumption, diarrhea, dropsy (generalized edema), abscesses, seizures, tumors, and skin diseases, joint pain etc.
Treatment with herbal medicinal plants also hold a strong ground because these plants are considered to be safe and have no side effects. Since they are gifts of nature, they hold greater advantage over chemically treated products and synthetic medicines. As opposed to other drugs and medicines, Ayurvedic herbs are known to treat the disease from the root and thus aid in keeping you healthy and fit in the long run.