Wow - microbiome!
We just found out an organ, that the science failed to see for over a hundred years! Microbiome or Microbiota!
According to wikipedia microbiome or a microbiota is an "ecological community of commensal, symbiotic and pathogenicmicroorganisms found in and on all multicellular organisms studied to date from plants to animals. A microbiota includes bacteria, archaea, protists, fungi and viruses.
New name, Old organ!
Connection between nature and a living body is well documented in Ayurveda. Conversion of nutrients into body is also well studied in Ayurveda. Grahani, Pittadharakala, Paachakapittam, Jatharagni, Udaanavata etc are major topics or terminology when it comes to digestion and absorption of nutrient that involves the concept of microbiome. Ayurvedic recommendation of the use of small dose of traditionally fermented food preparations explains the vital role of microbes in this area!
This sudden discovery of the "new" organ suggest that the modern science is following the Ayurvedic understanding that health is based on a happy gut and any "cure" or "effective management" of disease must start with gut correction! But, it might take another 1000 years before they can actually do it as the scientists are still thinking in terms of molecules than "synergy".
I will give you an example. Ayurveda uses plant parts to speed up the healing. A plant part can have 5000+ phytochemical molecules. Its easy to prove or disprove the effect of a single molecule (most pharmaceutical drugs are single molecules) but, how to you prove the effect of a spinach leaf or ginger root in the lab! Its impossible!
Ayurveda has a simple mechanism to understand and use plant parts in a health issue effectively. It has the precise methodology to study the healing progress so that they can prescribe the appropriate plant parts in each stage of healing. Modern science is nowhere near.
I am trying to say that Ayurveda has a different, unique and precise approach. Both sciences are different in their angles and methodologies. So, assessing one with the other is not going to draw a clear conclusion.
Gut and psychology syndrome
Recently, our modern researchers found out there is "some" strong connection between gut and brain, as they unexpectedly found a chemical pathway! Ayurvedic healing is always based on Gut and Tissue connection.
In every treatment, we cleanse, correct and upgrade the gut functions along with a holistic Ayurveda treatment.
Even when the so-called incurable genetic conditions are treated effectively with Ayurveda, the first step is to work with gut functions - microbiome!