Atharvaveda and Charaka Samhita

by Laxmi Maji | 2021 | 143,541 words

This page relates ‘Treatment of Vilohita (Polypus)’ found in the study on diseases and remedies found in the Atharvaveda and Charaka-samhita. These texts deal with Ayurveda—the ancient Indian Science of life—which lays down the principles for keeping a sound health involving the use of herbs, roots and leaves. The Atharvaveda refers to one of the four Vedas (ancient Sanskrit texts encompassing all kinds of knowledge and science) containing many details on Ayurveda, which is here taken up for study.

The Atharvaveda discusses the treatment of Vilohita or Polypus[1]. Nakasīra means nasal blood-bile. Naksī is treated with sun rays. Or if you take the rays of the rising sun every day, this disease will end[2]. In the Ṛgveda, Pākadūrvā and the Atharvaveda, the treatment of Naksī by Śāṇḍadūrvā is mentioned.

Footnotes and references:

[1]:

śīrṣāktiśīrṣāmayaṃ karṇaśūlaṃ vilohitam |
sarvaṃ śīrṣaṇyaṃ te rogaṃ bahirnirmantrayāmahe ||
(AV. –IX/8/1); Acarya Vedanta Tirtha (ed.), Atharvaveda–Vol. 1, Delhi, Manoj Publication, 2012, p. 519.

[2]:

udarāt te klomno nābhyā hṛdayādadhi |
yakṣamāṇāṃ sarveṣāṃ viṣaṃ niravocamahaṃ tvat ||
(AV. –IX/8/12); K. L. Joshi(ed.), Atharvaveda Saṃhitā–Vol. II, Delhi, Parimal Publication, 2015, p. 273.

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