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Ayurvedic Practitioners in India

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    Ayurvedic practitioners in India promoted Ayurveda or the ‘Science of Life’ since ages. Ayurveda in India is a system of traditional medicine that took birth in India and eventually got famous in other parts of the world as a form of alternative medicine.

    The earliest literature of Ayurveda in India appeared during the Vedic period by the earliest ayurvedic practitioner in India - Sushruta. The Sushruta Samhita and the Charaka Samhita were influential works on traditional medicine during this era. The Ayurvedic practitioners in India also acknowledged a number of medicinal preparations and surgical measures for curing various ailments and diseases.

    Sushruta: Sushruta was an Indian surgeon and teacher of Ayurveda who lived in the holy city of Kashi by the 6th century BC. He authors the medical book "Sushruta Samhita", found in Vedic Sanskrit. The Sushruta Samhita contains multiple detailed references to diseases and medical procedures. It is the complete book that deals with the practical problems of surgery and midwifery or obstetrics. Sushruta was the first person who studied human anatomy and his book is the detailed study of anatomy. Sushruta was the specialist of Rhinoplasty or plastic surgery and ophthalmology or the removal of cataracts.
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