Outline of Ayurvedic Medicine

Pancha-karma (पंचकर्म, 5 act of treatment)
1. Vomiting (उल्टी / वमन)
Related diseses: श्वास, कास, प्रमेह, पांडु रोग (एनीमिया), मुख रोग अर्बुद



2. Bowel with laxative (विरेचन)
Related diseses: शिरः शूल, अग्निदग्ध, अर्श, भगंदर, गुल्म, रक्त पित्त

3. Medication/ decoction of medicine (बस्ति – अनुवासन)
Decoction of medicine are inserted through anus, urethra, wound opening, etc.
Related diseses: अंग सुप्ति, जोड़ों के रोग, शुक्र क्षय, योनि शूल

4. Medication (बस्ति – आस्‍थापन)
Related diseses: अंग सुप्ति, जोड़ों के रोग, शुक्र क्षय, योनि शूल

5. Medication through nose (नस्‍य)
Related diseases- प्रतिश्याय, मुख विरसता, स्वर भेद, भारी सिर , दंत शूल, कर्ण शूल, कर्ण नाद

Acharya/ specialists related to Ayurveda: 

* Lord Dhanwantari (देव धन्वन्तरि), re-incarnation of Vishnu, doctor, birthday: Dhanteras.
* Ashwanikumar (अश्विनीकुमार), Acharya of ayurveda
* Sushrut (सुश्रुत) (700BC), (aka founder of surgery) writer of Sushrut Samhita
* Agnivesh (अग्निवेश) (700 BC), writer of Agnivesh samhita, charak samhita is edition of this.
* Charak (चरक) (300 BC), writer of Charak Samhita
* Bagvat (वाग्भट) (500 BC), writer of AstangHridayam (अष्टाङ्गहृदयम्) &Ashtang-sangraha (अष्टांगसंग्रह)
* Madhavkar (माधवकर) (7th Century), writer of Madhav nidanam (माधवनिदानम्)
* Shrangdhar (शार्ङ्गधर) (13th century AD), writer of Shrangadhar Samhita
* Bhaw Mishra (भाव मिश्र) (1550 AD), known as the last acharya of ancient Ayurveda, writer of BhawPrakash (भावप्रकाश).

Now available key books: Sushrut Samhita (li), Charak Samhita (li), & Astang-Hridayam (li),



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