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Hinduism - What Is The Sushruta Samhita?



Sushruta Samhita is a Hindu scripture.

One of the two key sources for the Indian medicinal tradition known as ayurveda, together with the somewhat older Charaka Samhita.

The principle of the three body humors—vata (wind), pitta (bile), and kapha (blood)—underpins ayurveda (phlegm).

Although everyone has all three humors, their variable quantities are used to explain differences in body types, metabolic dispositions, and personality traits.

An imbalance of these humors is the cause of sickness, whether produced by environmental factors or personal behaviors, and the condition of this equilibrium is the state of health.

The Sushruta Samhita has been edited and translated into other languages, and it has been used as a source for secondary research, such as Debiprasad Chatto padhyaya's Science and Society in Ancient India, published in 1977.

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