CRITICAL REVIEW OF DISEASES OF ANNAVAHA SROTAS IN CHAKRADATTA WITH REFERENCE TO CONTEMPORARY COMPENDIUM
*Dr. Jyotima Pandey, Dr. Deepak Tiwari, Dr. Manohar Ram, Dr. Ramnihor Tapsi Jaiswal and Dr. Ajay Kumar
As eon progressed many Acharyas came into existence & expounded different Samhitas as per suitability of changing environment, habit & habitat. The origin of this system goes back to a far past to Vedic and Pre-Vedic period. Agnivesa Samhita, Bhela Samhita, Harita Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, Kashyapa Samhita and many more Samhitas are expounded with full of compassion & for the service of mankind; in the ancient time. Earlier treatises are very voluminous; apart from treatment part, subject matters related with every aspects of life like social ethics, spiritual ethics, personal ethics are endorsed too much elaborately. Chakradatta is very peculiar in its presentation. It emerged as best handy book for clinical practices. He has directly described treatment protocol for several diseases as well as Panchkarma procedures are also described. He compiled all daily and seasonal regimens in only one chapter named as ‘Susthadhikar’. It reduces the need to go through all the Samhitas so in a sand of time a physician can get best of treatment protocol for any disease as Chakradatta has the best essence of all the Granthas prevailing in that period. Incorporation of herbo-mineral formulation is also a unique feature of Chakradatta.
Keywords: Chakradatta, Annavaha Srotas, Chakrapanidatta, Chikitsa Samgraha.
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