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̇Words of truth and wisdom from the guardian of your overall health, Ayurveda

A fine example of an efficient arrangement of conventional medical services, both preventive and healing, Ayurveda is an accepted practice in multiple parts of Asia. Ayurveda has a long custom tailing it, having started in India 3000 years back. Today it is highly prominent as a favored healing approach and medical care in numerous parts of the Eastern world, particularly in India, where a huge level of the populace utilizes it either as a standalone treatment or in combination with other medical treatments. It depends on the fact that the well-being of an individual depends on the amicable harmony between their body, soul, and psyche. Its fundamental objective is to advance great well-being, not to battle infection. Medicines are tailor-made for each patient. Under an Ayurvedic treatment, patients are encouraged to love themselves, which reduces levels of stress. It enables toxic elimination in the body, leads to stronger digestion, and overall great health at a cellular level. Ayurveda's focal idea is that life is all about the psyche, soul, body, and spirit. The body and psyche are inclined to endure hardships while the soul is liberated from any such features of life. In this way to stay sound and cheerful, endeavors are expected to be made toward keeping up with amicability among this multitude of components. Some of the well-known books on Ayurveda in India are-


  1. Sushruta-Samhita


The Sushruta Samhita is an old Sanskrit text on medication and medical procedures, and one of the main compositions regarding this matter is to get by from the ancient world. The Suśrutasaṃhitā is of extraordinary verifiable significance since it incorporates generally interesting sections portraying careful preparation, instruments, and systems which are as yet followed by the present-day study of a medical procedure. The Sushruta Samhita was formed after Charaka Samhita, and aside from certain points and their accentuation, both examine numerous comparable subjects like General Principles, Pathology, Diagnosis, Anatomy, Sensorial Prognosis, Therapeutics, Pharmaceutics, and Toxicology.


  1. Laghu Trayi


Laghu Trayi signifies 'Lesser Trio' or 'Lesser Triad' (Lesser Trilogy) of Ayurveda.

It contains 3 compositions covering the Basics of Ayurveda and the depiction of illnesses, treatments, and medicines in detail. Laghu Trayees - include:


  • Madhava Nidana - composed by Acharya Madhavakara

  • Sharangadhara Samhita - composed by Acharya Sharangadhara

  • Bhavaprakasha - composed by Acharya Bhavamishra


  1. Astanga Samgraha


The Aṣṭāṅgasaṅgraha is a Sanskrit text rumoured to be written by the old Indian researcher Vagbhata. As a piece of the Brhat Trayi, it is one of the essential messages of Ayurveda.


  1. Charaka Samhita


The Charaka Samhita is a Sanskrit text on Ayurveda (Indian conventional medicine). Along with the Sushruta Samhita, it is one of the two fundamental texts of this field that have been around and famous since ancient India. It is one of the three works that comprise the Brhat Trayi. The ancient text has eight sthāna (books), with a total of 120 parts. The text incorporates a chapter by chapter list installed in its stanzas, expressing the names and depicting the idea of the eight books, trailed by a list of what the 120 chapters are about.


Q1. What is Charaka known for? 


Charaka was one of the primary founders of the concept of Ayurveda, an arrangement of medication and way of life created in Ancient India. He is known as the composer of the clinical composition entitled Charaka Samhita, one of the fundamental texts of traditional Indian medication and Ayurveda, included under Brhat-Trayi.


Q2. What are the principles of Ayurveda? 


The five mahabhutas are Akasa, Vayu, Agni, Ap or jala, and Prithvi .- Sound, Touch, Vision, Taste, and Smell are their properties separately. As per Ayurveda, everything in Universe is made out of the Pancamahabhutas - Akasa Space), Vayu (Air), Teja or Agni(Fire), Jala(Water), and Prithvi (Earth).