Dosha Test | Find your body type

In Ayurveda one of the ways to diagnose a body or find body type is by asking questions (प्रश्न परिक्षा (Questionnaire test )) . Below test helps you to find your body type or dosha type. There are two ways of dosha assisment.

First find prakriti or the normal body type that is gifted at the time of birth,
For prakriti assisment – Go through the option what is most consistent over a long period of your life.

Second find the vikruti or the imbalanced dosha that has been built up over the time having wrong diet or lifestyle.
For vikruti assisment – Go through the option responding to how you have been
feeling more recently.

After you complete click on Get test Results

Shalyatantra (Surgery in Ayurveda)

sushruta-samhitaSushruta has described it as the first and foremost specialty. Sushruta can be well-defined as the father of not only Indian surgery but of world surgery. He has described various stages (types) of inflammation, accidental wounds, burns, fractures and many major abdominal operations like intestinal—obstruction, stone in the bladder etc., and also specialized surgery like Plastic surgery (Rhinoplasty). Continue reading Shalyatantra (Surgery in Ayurveda)

Analysis of Charaka Samhita. (Sutrasthana)

Charak Samhita is one of the great three triads in Ayurveda. It has total of 8 divisions with 120 chapters.
The first division of Charaka’s Samhita is called Sutrasthana. It consists of thirty chapters. So let’s see the medical techniques included in Charak Samhita. Continue reading Analysis of Charaka Samhita. (Sutrasthana)

Kayachikitsa (Internal Medicine / General medicine)

According to Ayurveda, man as a whole lies within the purview of the science. (Aturastu Khalu Karya Desah). Mind and body can both affect each other and they comprise the seat of diseases. Thus the approach of Ayurveda from the very beginning is psychosomatic. Ayurveda has grouped all human beings into seven different types of Prakriti (Constitution) according to the predominance of one or more doshas and has similarly also grouped into seven psychic Prakriti (Temperaments) according to the predominance of psychic Doshas. This factor is always taken into account in diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of diseases. Continue reading Kayachikitsa (Internal Medicine / General medicine)

Sushruta Samhita | First book on Surgery

Sushruta Samhita is great work on surgery communicated by Dhanwantari to his pupils and arranged by the great Rishi Sushruta. Sushruta Samhita is also one of the three great triads (Brihat trayi) in Ayurveda. Rishi Sushruta is also known as father of Surgury. The eight divisions of the original Ayurveda are arranged in the different six division by Sushruta. In this article we discuss not only on surgery , but everything about Sushruta Samhita.

1st. Sutrasthana—Medical doctrine. This book deals with miscellaneous introductory subjects, such as the principles of medicine; the origin of medicine ; the selection, management and the instruction of pupils; their faculties; the first principles and elements of the body; the various forms of diseases and accidents and their treatment; the rules for teaching; Continue reading Sushruta Samhita | First book on Surgery

Three period of a man’s life

The Ayurvedic Physician has divided a man’s life into periods namely childhood(Kapha), manhood(Pitta) and decrepitude(Old-age)(Vata). Ancient text refer this three as Balya avasta, Madhya avasta and Briddha avastha respectively.

The first extends up to the fifteenth year when phlegm is in excess which is Kapha predominant.

Manhood extends from the sixteenth to the seventieth year while bile is in excess. Continue reading Three period of a man’s life

9 Tips for administration of medicines

Ayurveda believes the treatment has four pillars (Chatushpad of Chikitsa) they are Doctors, Drugs, Medical Attendant and patient himself. Without any one of them treatment is not possible. In todays article post I am just focusing on medicine. While prescribing the medicine , the reaction of medicine, its dose everything are considered by the physician himself. However patient himself must have some idea regarding the Administration of the medicine.Here I have tried to enlist the nine precepts regarding it according to Ayurveda. And also all the Ayurvedic physicians should also pay much attention to the administration of medicines. Continue reading 9 Tips for administration of medicines

Agadhtantra | Science of Toxin in Ayurveda

The foundation of Ayurveda is based on eight branches (Astanga Ayurveda) and in those one of the divisions is Agadh Tantra. According to Ayurveda classic reference, the detail description about the visha (poision) , its classification and examination, disease caused by it, different treatment principles, preventive measures of poision etc are described under the study of toxin or Agadhtantra.

The word Agadhtantra is derived from the combination of two words- Agada and Tantra. Continue reading Agadhtantra | Science of Toxin in Ayurveda

Dravyaguna Vijnayan (Science of Medicinal Herbs)

The term “Dravyaguna Vijnana” means the pharmacological & Clinical properties and the actions of medicinal plants with morphological & clinical application. 

It is the branch of medicine dealing with the properties (Guna),  action (Karma) therapeutic uses of Dravya and also the knowledge of the properties, Karma and action of the drug. This subject also includes identification the drug and source of drug  Continue reading Dravyaguna Vijnayan (Science of Medicinal Herbs)

Rasa Shastra and use of Mercury in Ayurveda

Rasa Shastra is a branch of Ayurveda Science which deals with the preparation of rasa medicine including different forms of medicine. Rasa here gives the meaning of Mercury (Hg). Parad is Sanskrit name for mercury. Why mercury is called as Rasa is because it has the capacity to form amalgam with other metals. Gold reacts with nothing; however mercury can for an amalgam with gold. Not only with gold, with many other metals on the periodic table, it can form amalgam. Continue reading Rasa Shastra and use of Mercury in Ayurveda