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  :: Welcome To Charak ::
Charaka carried out extensive work on the respiratory system, the vascular system, diseases - their diagnosis and treatment, all of which have been included in the Charaka Samhita.
Charaka was a highly respected member of society in the 1st and 2nd century A.D. He also laid down rules of professional behaviour for physicians to follow.
Charaka was the first physician to present the concept of digestion.
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 A Summary of the Late D. Chattopadhyaya's Critique of Charaka Samhita
Charaka's original was the samhita of Agnivesa, a disciple of the sage Atreya.
Charaka is a class title of a school of physicians, existing from Vedic times and also the personal title of a physician in the court of king Kanishka, and possibly the title of many other physicians belonging to the same school of medicine.
Charaka Samhita prescribes even flesh for the disorders caused by an excess of vayu, rhinitis, irregular fever, dry cough, fatigue and also in cases of excessive appetite.
www.indianscience.org /reviews/t_rv_tiwar_charaka.shtml   (709 words)

  
  : : . . Masters of Ayurveda : : . . Changampally Vaidya Bhavan
It is possible that Charaka Samhita some of whose portion had been lost by the time of Dridhabala would have been completely lost to posterity, if Dridhabala had not reconstructed it in time.
Charaka Samhita was composed originally by Agnivesha, the disciple of Atreya, who lived around 7th-8th century BC.
Charaka, in his work elaborately deals with foetal generation and development, anatomy of the human body, function and malfunction of the body, viz., vayu, pitha and kapha, etiology, classification, prognosis, treatment of various diseases and the science of rejuvenation of the body.
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 Charaka
Charaka (perhaps 6th century BC) is one of the founders of Ayurveda.
According to Charaka, health and disease are not predetermined and life may be prolonged by human effort.
The Agnivesha Samhitā was later revised by Charaka and it came to be known as Charaka Samhitā.
www.teachersparadise.com /ency/en/wikipedia/c/ch/charaka.html   (146 words)

  
 Charaka Samhita in India   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Charaka Samhita, composed by Sage Charaka, considered to be the most ancient and authoritative writing on ayurveda, also elaborates on the logic and philosophy on which this system of medicine is based.
Much of the treatise of Charaka Samhita is in the form of a symposium wherein various topics are discussed by groups of ayurvedic scholars.
Charaka followed the Atreya School of Physicians, which dealt with treatments involving internal and external application of medicine.
www.india9.com /i9show/Charaka-Samhita-30897.htm   (176 words)

  
 Charaka - Search Results - MSN Encarta
While Charaka has entire chapters dealing with the Self, these works merely mention that the body is the home for the Self without any...
The Charaka Samhita is among the earliest surviving Sanskrit medical manuals, and the most authoritative.
Samhita is Sanskrit for compendium, and Charaka is a proper name.
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 Ayurveda - the ancient Indian herbal medicine curing system - astrojyoti.com by astrologer S.P.Tata
Charaka Samhita deals elaborately with subjects such as foetal generation and development, anatomy of the human body, function and malfunction of the body depending upon the equilibrium or otherwise of the three humours of the body, viz., of vayu, pitta and kapha.
Some Indian scholars have stated that Charaka of Charaka Samhita existed before Panini, the grammarian, who is said to have lived before the sixth century B. Another school argues that Patanjali wrote a commentary on the medical work of Charaka, which is corroborated by his commentator, Chakrapanidatta.
Sharangadhara Samhita is not a tantric treatise though the author devotes the "Madhya khanda" to a detailed description of metals and their purification, mercury and the methods of 'swooning', 'killing' and fixing of mercury.
www.astrojyoti.com /ayurvedaclassics.htm   (3128 words)

  
 History of Ayurveda
Charaka was said to have been in the court of the Kushana king, Kanishka during the 1st century A. Some authors date him as far back as the 6th century B.C. during Buddha period.
The sacred trust between physician and patient was held in high esteem by Charaka and patient confidentiality, similar to the Hippocratic Oath, was deemed the proper conduct for a practicing physician.
Compiled by Charaka in the form of discussions and symposiums held by many scholars, Charaka Samhita is the most ancient and authoritative text that has survived.
www.ayurvedapages.com /ayurveda_history.html   (1877 words)

  
 Ayurveda in India, History of Herbal Remedies of this Natural and Alternative Medicine, Dosha and Panchamahabhut ...
Though the samhita contains all the theoretical knowledge of ayurveda it's focus is on healing the body, mind and soul of a patient in the minimum invasive manner that's Kayachikitsa.
Charaka sought to correct the element of fire or the digestive function in a body.
Susruta wrote his samhita, the most authentic text on the practice of ayurvedic surgery around the sixth century BC Susruta is, also, renowned as the father of plastic surgery.
www.lifepositive.com /Body/ayurveda/ayurveda-in-india.asp   (2097 words)

  
 Swaveda - Background - Ayurveda - Ayurvedic Literature
During the ninth century, Charaka Samhita was again edited and reconstructed by a Kashmiri Pandit named Dridhabala, son of Kapilabala, a resident of Panchanadapura, now known as Panjor situated seven miles north of Srinagar.
Charaka Samhita deals elaborately with subjects such as foetal generation and development, anatomy of the human body, function and malfunction of the body depending upon the equilibrium or otherwise of the three humours of the body, viz., of vayu, pitta and kapha.
Sharangadhara Samhita is not a tantric treatise though the author devotes the "Madhya khanda" to a detailed description of metals and their purification, mercury and the methods of 'swooning', 'killing' and fixing of mercury.
www.swaveda.com /background.php?category=32&title=Ayurveda&page=2   (3172 words)

  
 Charaka, Information about Charaka
The Charaka Samhita is among the earliest surviving Sanskrit medical manuals, and the most authoritative.
Charaka was translated into Persion and Arabic in the eighth century, and is still used today.
By the time Charaka was written, doctoring was recognized as a profession, and sons often followed in the footsteps of their fathers.
www.faqs.org /health/topics/47/Charaka.html   (586 words)

  
 India’s Medical Legacy:  Speech by  Dr. M.S. Valiathan
According to the Charaka Samhita, the outbreak of diseases and people’s suffering were the theme of a conference of noted sages long ago in a Himalayan valley.
Charaka would say that there were always people who understood the science of life in their own way, and it was only with reference to its first systematic understanding or formulation that it could be said to have had a beginning.
Charaka Samhita is, in fact, a compilation of many such discussions under Atreya’s supervision, with the chapters and discussions probably representing the disclosures of Atreya.
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 Zandu: The Science of Ayurveda
The language of Charaka is Samskrt and its style is poetry—with meter and melody.
Charaka never discusses the sub-typesof pitta and kapha, but it does list and describe the 5 sub-types of vata.
The Sarangadhara Samhita is a concise exposition of Ayurvedic principles.
www.zanduayurveda.com /scienc18.htm   (945 words)

  
 Ayurevda Charaka Club   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Charaka Club was one such formed with select gathering in November 1898 and was simply known as medico-historico-social club that discussed a range of subjects involving fields like medical, medical history, literature and poetry even.
The Charaka club started in 1900 at New York is a sure way to respect our ancient seer but it would be much better if we could really understand the principles and practices and adopt some of them today.
Charaka states that Alzheimer’s is passed on to the off spring by the father’s genes.
www.ayurveda-foryou.com /archive/charaka.html   (1352 words)

  
 The Ancient Ayurvedic Writings
The Sharngadhara Samhita is a concise exposition of Ayurvedic principles.
The Sharngadhara Samhita is prized for its enumeration and description of numerous pharmacological formulations used in panchakarma and contains the first textual elaboration of diagnosis by means of the pulse.
Charaka is often transliterated as Caraka as kayachikitsa is often kayacikitsa.
www.ayurveda.com /online%20resource/ancient_writings.htm   (1221 words)

  
 Charaka Samhita - Alternative medicine - Alternative medicine
The Charaka Samhita is thought to be the oldest and the most important ancient writings on Ayurveda.
It is not known who this person was or, if indeed, this represents the work of a "school of thought." It could have been from a group of scholars or followers of a man known as Charaka or an original composition from a single person named Charaka.
This work is sometimes considered a redaction of an older and more voluminous work, Agnivesha Samhita (46,000 verses), which is no longer in existence.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Charaka_Samhita   (221 words)

  
 Ayurveda in India, History of Herbal Remedies of this Natural and Alternative Medicine, Dosha and Panchamahabhut ...
Charaka Samhita is considered to be the most ancient and authoritative writing on ayurveda available today.
According to Charaka, science is dependent upon yukti—a quality of the intellect that enables it to perceive phenomena brought into existence by a multiplicity of causes.
His samhita discussed in minute details on how to perform prosthetic surgery to replace limbs, cosmetic surgery on nose and on other parts of the body, cesarean operations, setting of compound fractures, and even brain surgery.
www.lifepositive.com /body/ayurveda/ayurveda-in-india.asp   (2097 words)

  
 Drink a glass of warm milk before bed to induce sleep
According to Charaka Samhita, the oldest text on health and the basis of the ancient Indian system of Ayurvedic Medicine, there are various types of milk fit for human consumption and each has it's own curative properties.
Charaka Samhita outlines the healing properties of milk and its usefulness in inducing the sleep state.
Charaka then states that though " cow's milk is the unsurpassable elixir" that the milk of the buffalo is more heavy, cold and unctuous than cow's milk and is therefore even more useful for persons suffering from insomnia and over rapid digestion.
www.absolutecomfortonsale.com /a-recipe-warm-milk.htm   (418 words)

  
 Toronto Catalog   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Charaka Samhita is an ancient Indian manuscript, originating partly from early as 1000 BCE, on Ayurvedic internal medicine.
It is central to the modern-day practice of Ayurvedic medicine; and, along with the Sushruta Samhita it is now identified worldwide as an important early source of medical understanding and practice, independent of ancient Greece.
The Samhita emphasises that of all types of evidence the most dependable ones are those that are directly observed by the eyes.
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 Masters of Ayurveda
According to Charaka Samhita and other sources, Bharadwaja was the first man to have known and taught Ayurvedic medicine.
It is possible that Charaka Samhita some of whose portion had been lost by the time of Dridhabala would have been completely lost to posterity, if Dridhabala had not reconstructed it in time.
Charaka, in his work elaborately deals with foetal generation and development, anatomy of the human body, function and malfunction of the body, viz., vayu, pitha and kapha, etiology, classification, prognosis, treatment of various diseases and the science of rejuvenation of the body.
internaturalhealth.com /ayur_masters.htm   (2514 words)

  
 A Brief Review Of Ayurvedic Concepts: Sources Of Traditional Medicine Information
The two dominant texts are the Charaka Samhita (already described) and the Susruta Samhita, both estimated to have been written around 100 A.D. These are huge volumes (an English translation of the two Indian texts runs 2,700 pages).
A 5-volume translation of the Charaka Samhita, revised for publication in 1996, is available from India (a 6-volume set is also produced).
The Charaka presents steps to take in one's daily life to promote health; it also describes causes of disease (such as environmental, dietary, and emotional factors), has many chapters devoted to specific diseases with some details of disease progression, and offers a variety therapeutic measures.
www.itmonline.org /ayurreview/ayur3.htm   (470 words)

  
 Ayurveda - Indain way of Healthy Leaving
Ayurvedic medicine is a form of alternative medicine, first described by Agnivesha in his book Agnivesh tantra, which later revised by the Charaka and presently known as Charaka Samhita.
Charaka around the beginning of the Common Era, and based on a holistic approach rooted in earlier Vedic culture.
Two early texts of Ayurveda are the Charaka Samhita and the Sushruta Samhita.
ayurveda.in   (742 words)

  
 A Brief Review of Ayurvedic Concepts: Ayurveda: What It Means
Samhita refers to a collection of rules that is part of the larger collection of sacred texts known as the Vedas.
Kutumbiah, author of Ancient Indian Medicine (1969): "The Charaka Samhita stands as the finest document of the creative period (600 B.C.-200 A.D.) of ancient Indian medicine, in regard to the extent of its contents and to the state of its preservation....Charaka is the most rewarding author among the writers of classic medicine…."
The largest part of the Charaka Samhita describes herbs for treating various conditions; even though it is presented in the context of the religion, the listing of herbs and their uses (often in complex formulas) is today taken out of that context.
www.itmonline.org /ayurreview/ayur2.htm   (978 words)

  
 Medicinal Systems Ayurveda literature
Charaka is one of the best known and the most popular name, in Ayurvedic medicine.
During the ninth Century AD, 'Charaka Samhita' was again edited and reconstructed by a Kashmiri Pandit named Dridhabala, a resident of Panjore, situated 7 miles north of Srinagar.
Charaka Samhita deals elaborately with subjects such as foetal generation and development, anatomy of the human body, function and malfunction of the body depending upon the equilibrium or otherwise of the 3 humours of the body; Vata, pitta, and Kapha.
www.webindia123.com /medicine/systems/Ayurveda/litera.htm   (712 words)

  
 Ayurveda and Modern Medicine
Charaka Samhita is the most complete text on health care and longevity, i.e.
Emphasis on promotive and preventive aspects: Charaka Samhita starts its first chapter on the longevity of life in which the practice of rasayana (promotive health care), aachar (conduct) and lifestyle are given importance.
In the chapter on heart disease, the Charaka Samhita mentions at several places the reasons for cardiac problems and the means of prevention.
www.yogamag.net /archives/1995/3may95/modmed.shtml   (1727 words)

  
 WARFT: Cutting edge research
The Charaka group’s research focus is towards Billion Neuron Interconnect Prediction, involving dendrites, soma and synapse.
The Charaka group aims to merge the paradigms of computer science and engineering, electronics, signal processing and computational neuroscience to design and develop high performance supercomputing systems for mapping neural conglomerations and predict Billion Neuron Interconnectivity.
The Charaka group is involved in identifying the stochastic resonance phenomenon in the hippocampus by modeling it as a Kalman filter with learning incorporated in it.
www.warftindia.org /research.php?id=CHARAKA   (1445 words)

  
 Rasayana: The key to Rejuvenation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This handbook was enlarged and revised by Charaka around the first century A.D. and hence came to be known as the Charaka Samhita.
Between the seventh and ninth centuries A.D., the Charaka Samhita was acknowledged as an authority on medicine in the Islamic and Roman worlds.
The Charaka Samhita, in its present form, is thus the handiwork of Dridhabala.
www.indiangyan.com /books/ayurvedabooks/ayurvedic_cures/rasayana_key_rejuvenation.shtml   (2024 words)

  
 Charaka Samhita at AllExperts
The Charaka Samhita is an ancient Indian manuscript, originating partly from early as 1000 BCE, on Ayurvedic internal medicine.
It is central to the modern-day practice of Ayurvedic medicine; and, along with the Sushruta Samhita it is now identified worldwide as an important early source of medical understanding and practice, independent of ancient Greece.
The Samhita emphasises that of all types of evidences the most dependable ones are those that are directly observed by the eyes.
en.allexperts.com /e/c/ch/charaka_samhita.htm   (514 words)

  
 WHO | Epilepsy: historical overview
In the Ayurvedic literature of Charaka Samhita (which has been dated to 400BC and is the oldest existing description of the complete Ayurvedic medical system), epilepsy is described as "apasmara" which means "loss of consciousness".
In contrast to the Ayurvedic medicine of Charaka Samhita, however, it emphasizes the supernatural nature of epilepsy, with each seizure type associated with the name of a spirit or god - usually evil.
While both Hippocrates and the Charaka Samhita provided this less spiritualized understanding, the perception that epilepsy was a brain disorder did not begin to take root until the 18th and 19th Centuries AD.
www.who.int /mediacentre/factsheets/fs168/en/index.html   (1161 words)

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