Classification of Ancient Indian Medicine

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Who is known as the Father of Indian Medicine?

Atreya

Which sage is compared to Hippocrates in Ancient Indian Medicine?

Atreya

Where did Atreya teach medicine and observe symptoms and diseases?

Takshashila

Who is referred to as the Patron Saint of Surgery in Ancient India?

Dhanvantari

Which disciple of Dhanvantari wrote the Sushruta Samhita dedicated to surgery?

Sushruta

What aspect of medicine did Sushruta NOT write about in his works?

Herbal Remedies

Explore the classification of ancient Indian medicine into three broad groups based on different time periods: Pre-Vedic period, Vedic period, and Post-Vedic period. Learn about the evolution of medical practices from attributing illnesses to supernatural powers to the use of prayers, rituals, and talismans for treatment.

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