Sushruta-samhita, Suśruta-saṃhitā: 3 definitions

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Sushruta-samhita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Suśruta-saṃhitā can be transliterated into English as Susruta-samhita or Sushruta-samhita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India

Suśrutasaṃhitā (सुश्रुतसंहिता) is the first one to deal with the surgical aspects of Ayurveda. The Ayurvedic discourses of the teacher Divodasa are believed to be summarised by his disciple Suśruta, who wrote the work Suśrutasaṃhitā in 4th century CE.

Suśrutasaṃhitā contains six sections:—

  1. sūtrasthāna,
  2. nidānasthāna,
  3. śarīrasthāna,
  4. cikitsāsthāna,
  5. kalpasthāna,
  6. uttaratantra.
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

1) The Sushruta Samhita (सुश्रुतसंहिता) is a Sanskrit text on surgery, attributed to Sushruta, likely a historical physician of 6th century BCE Varanasi. The text as preserved dates to the 3rd or 4th century CE. It is one of three foundational texts of Ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine), alongside the Charaka Samhita and the medical portions of the Bower Manuscript. The Sushruta Samhita contains 184 chapters and description of 1120 illnesses, 700 medicinal plants, 64 preparations from mineral sources and 57 preparations based on animal sources.

2) Suśruta Saṃhitā is a Sanskrit redaction text on all of the major concepts of ayurvedic medicine with innovative chapters on surgery, attributed to Sushruta, likely a historical sage physician of 6th century BC.

Source: Medical Dictionary: Hinduism

Ancient text of Ayurveda on surgery, written by sage Sushruta; includes description of surgical operations done to remove obstructions in the intestines, bladder stones, cataracts of the eye, and rhinoplasty.

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