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Indigenous Medicine2018-10-01T11:23:58+00:00

Indigenous Medicine

Sri Lanka developed its own Ayurvedic system based on a series of prescriptions handed down from generation to generation over a period of 3,000 years. The ancient kings, who were also prominent physicians, sustained its survival and longevity. King Buddhadasa (398 AD), the most influential of these physicians, wrote the “Sarartha Sangrahaya”, a comprehensive manuscript which Sri Lankan physicians still use today for reference.