VARIOUS HISTORICAL ASPECT OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES DESCRIBED IN ANCIENT KALA OF VEDA AND SAMHITA
The development of medical system in India witnessed by all common era and the seeding of ancient ayurveda science starts from early development of civilization. The emergence of traditional medical system involves description of religious medicine practiced from the Vedic period in India. The initial development phase of natural medical system later on shaped as Ayurveda which encompasses various logical and rational concept related to the health and well being. The theory and practice of ayurveda mainly based on experimental conclusion of vaidya and ancient practitioners. Similarly the historical perspective of infectious diseases is very vast as per the modern and traditional science. Ayurveda researchers and practitioners described various types of infectious diseases time by time and also offered textual evidences of pathogenic organisms. This article presented historical review on infectious diseases as per ayurveda in a view to explore ayurveda perspective of such diseases and their causative organisms.
Keywords: Ayurveda, Sankramak disease, infections, microbes, pathogens, Vedic period.Â
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