Ayurvedic medicine (also called Ayurveda) is one of the world’s oldest medical systems. It originated in India more than  3,000 years ago and remains one of the country’s traditional health care systems. Its concepts about health and disease promote the use of herbal compounds, special diets, and other unique health practices. Today, Ayurveda is widely recognized globally and there are spas, retreats, health centres and accredited ayurvedic practitioners all over the UK today.