What do you think the relation of ayurvedic medicinal practises are to the Buddha in his time?
What roots of ayurveda do we see substantiated in the EBTs, if any?
I know that by the time we have vajrayāna Buddhism, the mastery of ayurveda is considered one of the activities of the bodhisattva, one of those masterings necessary for complete awakening, but this is at a much later stage of Buddhism. Certainly some degree of ayurvedic thinking can be found in Abhidharma scholasticism and particularly influences some commentaries.
How much ayurveda do we find in EBTs, though?