CHARAKA: THE AYURVEDA ENCYCLOPAEDIA
Dr. Vaibhav Dadu*
The Ayurveda system of medicine is based on the fundamental principles having a deep relationship with the tenets of Indian Philosophy which are in the coded form mainly in the three great treatises namely the Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita and the Vagbhata Samhita. The Charaka Samhita is the numero-uno treatise of the Ayurveda system of medicine. The seers have used their own particular style of narration in Charaka Samhita which needs to be understood properly to bring about the desired levels of the theoretical and practical know-how in the Ayurveda scholars. The Charaka Samhita is unique in many sorts as it presents a comprehensive view of Ayurveda system. Thus, it is herewith termed as an Ayurveda encyclopaedia that is the guiding principle for understanding the classical approach as well as prospective of research activity in Ayurveda.
Keywords: Fundamental Principles, Charaka Samhita, Encyclopaedia, Research, Classical approach.
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