History of Ayurvedic System of Medicines: From Prehistoric to Present

  • S. B. Tiwari Faculty Dept of Pharmacy, MJP Rohilkhand University Bareilly U.P-India
  • S. D. Singh Faculty Dept of Pharmacy, MJP Rohilkhand University Bareilly U.P-India
  • Amit Kumar Verma Faculty Dept of Pharmacy, MJP Rohilkhand University Bareilly U.P-India
  • Divyank Awasthi Faculty, Varun Arjun College of Pharmacy, Banthra Shahjanpur UP-India
  • Arun Kumar Rastogi Faculty, Varun Arjun College of Pharmacy, Banthra Shahjanpur UP-India

Abstract

Ayurvedic system of medicine is considered the most ancient system of the world. In the prehistoric times medicinal plants were used by the various tribes. Evidence suggests that the people of Indus valley civilization followed this system of medicines. The Vedic and post Vedic period saw the rapid development of Ayurveda supported by the efforts of Charaka, Susrutra and Vagbhata etc. Buddhist monks played important role in the propagation of Ayurveda. However, the invasion of Muslims after 10th century destroyed Ayurveda and Unani system of medicines flourished in the country. Pre independence period again saw the emergence of Ayurveda. After Independence it attains new height with its incorporation into the Drug and Cosmetic Act. The preparation of Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia helps in the standardization of Ayurvedic drugs to compete at global level with allopathic system of medicines.


Keywords: ayurvedic system, Vedic and post Vedic period, Charaka, Susrutra and Vagbhata, Ayurvedic drugs

Keywords: ayurvedic system, Vedic and post Vedic period, Charaka, Susrutra and Vagbhata, Ayurvedic drugs

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Author Biographies

S. B. Tiwari, Faculty Dept of Pharmacy, MJP Rohilkhand University Bareilly U.P-India

Faculty Dept of Pharmacy, MJP Rohilkhand University Bareilly U.P-India

S. D. Singh, Faculty Dept of Pharmacy, MJP Rohilkhand University Bareilly U.P-India

Faculty Dept of Pharmacy, MJP Rohilkhand University Bareilly U.P-India

Amit Kumar Verma, Faculty Dept of Pharmacy, MJP Rohilkhand University Bareilly U.P-India

Faculty Dept of Pharmacy, MJP Rohilkhand University Bareilly U.P-India

Divyank Awasthi, Faculty, Varun Arjun College of Pharmacy, Banthra Shahjanpur UP-India

Faculty, Varun Arjun College of Pharmacy, Banthra Shahjanpur UP-India

Arun Kumar Rastogi, Faculty, Varun Arjun College of Pharmacy, Banthra Shahjanpur UP-India

Faculty, Varun Arjun College of Pharmacy, Banthra Shahjanpur UP-India

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Tiwari SB, Singh SD, Verma AK, Awasthi D, Rastogi AK. History of Ayurvedic System of Medicines: From Prehistoric to Present. JDDT [Internet]. 15Feb.2021 [cited 4Mar.2021];11(1-s):212-4. Available from: http://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/4689