CONTRIBUTION OF CHARAK SAMHITA IN KAUMARBHRITYA
*V.d. Komal Rupak Sinha and Dr. Vijaykumar Uttamrao Gawai
charak samhita is a part of “brihat trayi” the three main compositions of ancient Indian medicine i.e, Ayurveda. It is a well known compostion among ayurvedic practioners for its excellence in “chikitsa” i.e, treatment. Charak acharya is also known as “father of medicine”. But contribution of charak towards other branch of ayurveda is not known to many. Kaumarbhritya is one of the branches in ashtang ayurveda which deals with care of infant, children; their disease and management. Though kashyap samhita is considered main text of kaumarbhritya but it is not available completely. So, the students and physicians have to go to through other texts to gain the knowledge and get rid of their queries. The list of contribution of acharya charak is never ending and in this review, an attempt has been made to highlight the contributions and knowledge of kaumarbhritya available in charak samhita.
Keywords: kaumarbhritya, acharya charak, kaumarbhritya in charak samhita.
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