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, 35 (4), 371-7

Medical Geography in Charaka Samhita

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Medical Geography in Charaka Samhita

K R Bhavana et al. Ayu.

Abstract

Charaka Samhita is the oldest and the most authentic treatise on Ayurveda and is the ancient medical science of India. Apart from giving information on medical conditions and their treatment; it also gives valuable information on geographical, social, and economic conditions of India. This article is an attempt to explore geographical conditions of the ancient India, its geographical position in present India and its medical significance.

Keywords: Ayurveda; Charaka Samhita; Desha; geography; medical geography.

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Conflict of Interest: None declared.

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Map of India indicating the regions mentioned in Charaka Samhita

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