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The relationship between natural environment and human health has been known to man since ages. Geosphere as a part of natural environmental system along with other spheres have been influenced human and animal health by being parental body of aetiological factors as well as medicinal substances. Archaeological evidences suggest that geological materials as remedies to various diseases – both geogenic and non-geogenic have been used by various ancient civilizations since long. Like other contemporary civilizations a unique medical system too evolved in Indian subcontinent as is evident from its archaeological evidences and literary texts.