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आयुर्वेद प्राचीन भारत में जनमल चिकित्सा क पद्धति हवे।

Eight components of Ayurveda[संपादन]

In classical Sanskrit literature, Ayurveda was called "the science of eight components" (Sanskrit aṣṭāṅga अष्टांग), a classification that became canonical for Ayurveda:[1][2][3][4][5][6]

  • Kayachikitsa (General medicine): "cure of diseases affecting the body".
  • Kaumāra-bhṛtya and Bala Roga : "treatment of children".
  • Shalya tantra: surgical techniques.
  • Śālākya-tantra (Ophthalmology): cure of diseases of the teeth, eye, nose or ear etc.
  • Bhuta-vidyadeals with the causes, which are directly not visible and not explained directly from tridosha.:[6] pertaining to micro-organisms or spirits.[7][8]
  • Agada-tantra : Gada means Poison. "doctrine of antidotes"
  • Rasayana-tantra (Geriatrics)/(Anti Agings) : Doctrine of Rasayana/Rejuvenation.
  • Vajikarana tantra (Aphrodisiacs): deals with healthy and desired progeny.


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  2. Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit Dictionary (1899), s.v. "Āyurveda" OL 7164320M
  3. Poonam Bala; Medicine and Medical Policies in India: Social and Historical Perspectives; Lexington Books; p. 25. 
  4. David Rakel, Nancy Faass; Complementary Medicine in Clinical Practice: Integrative Practice in American Healthcare; Jones & Bartlett Learning; p. 170. 
  5. Benchmarks for training in traditional / complementary and alternative medicine (p. 23-25)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Birgit Heyn; Ayurveda: The Indian Art of Natural Medicine and Life Extension; Inner Traditions / Bear & Co; p. 17. 
  7. The Healthy Living Space: 70 Practical Ways to Detoxify the Body and Home; Hampton Roads Publishing; p. 390. 
  8. Fluent Bodies: Ayurvedic Remedies for Postcolonial Imbalance; Duke University; p. 87.