Contributors of Ayurveda | Dr franklin's ayurveda center
Here are the principal contributors of ancient art and science of ayurveda, a sysytem of medicine and life style developed in ancient India.
Sushrutha B.C.700 -B.C.350
Sushrutha is accepted today as the ‘Father of Plastic Surgery’. He belongs to Dhanvanthari School of Ayurveda. The compendium of Sushrutha includes many chapters on the training and practice of surgeons. Sushrutha details about 650 Drugs of animal, plant, and mineral origin. It describes more than 300 types of operations that call for nearly 42 different surgical processes and more than 121 different types of instruments.
Charaka 1 A.D.
Charaka proclaimed that health and disease are not predetermined and life may be prolonged by human effort. Charaka was the first physician to present the concept of digestion, metabolism, and immunity.
Vagbhata 400 A.D.
Vagbhata, renowned for his great critical analysis on ancestral Ayurveda works, wrote two books namely Ashtanga Hrudaya and Ashtanga Samgraha. They are helpful in the everyday practice of Ayurveda.
Madhavacharya 700 A.D
His contribution to Ayurveda includes his inferences to pathology and diagnosis of illnesses.
Madhava nidana is the authentic book that describes the diagnosis of many diseases. He described pathology, diagnosis, causes, symptoms and conditions of several diseases.
Sarngadhara 1300 A.D.
His work is a reliable pharmaceutical text of Ayurveda. The preparation procedures and dosage of medicines are explained by him.
Bhavamisra ( 1500 A.D)
The compilations of Bhavamisra have reference to all the diverse divisions of zoology, medicine, anatomy, embryology, physiology, pathology, diseases and diagnosis