TRIDOSHA THEORY - ORIGIN AND ACCEPTANCE IN ANCIENT LITERATURE
Vedas have been considered oldest texts of world. The term Veda conveys the meaning of knowledge, so the four Vedas are source of knowledge. The existing each and every theories of knowledge have been originated from Vedic literature. This is a common and popular view of Indians. Considering this view, certainly the Theory of Tridosha had been described in Vedas directly or indirectly. History of Ayurveda can be described in different periods, the earliest being Vedic period. This is the period when the Aryans compiled four Vedas or sacred Books of knowledge during the period, amongst them Rigveda and Atharvaveda have quoted maximum references to the Healing Art. They have in these texts mentioned in detail the methods of preservation of life, prevention of illness and healing of sick.
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