History of Indian Medicine (and Ayurveda)

by Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurvedic Society | 1949 | 162,724 words | ISBN-13: 9788176370813

The History of Indian medicine and Ayurveda (i.e., the science of life) represents the introductory pages of the Charaka Samhita composed of six large sections dealing with every facet of Medicine in ancient India in a Socio-Historical context. Caraka is regarded as one of the pioneers in the field of scientific healthcare. As an important final a...

Chapter 12a - Routine observed during the Purificatory Procedures

The excerpts given below describe the various observances and regulations that are necessary in the preparation of the patient for undergoing the procedures of purification. The excerpts describe both the sanitary as well as the aesthetic aspects of the subject.

[Carakasaṃhitā Sūtrasthāna 15.9]

“After the person has taken the oleation and sedation procedures, and is of tranquil mind and has slept soundly, digested the food well, taken a full bath, anointed the body, worn a garland and untorn clothes, worshipped the deities, the fire, the Brahmana, the Guru, the elders and the physicians, he should be administered a dose of the decoction of emetic-nut together with honey, liquorice, rock-salt and treacle sanctified by the benediction of the ‘Svastivacana’ chantings of the Brahmins performed under an auspicious constellation, day, Karana and Muhurta”.

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