Cakradatta   - A Treatise on Principles and Practices of Ayurvedic Medicine (Sanskrit Text with Engl

Cakradatta - A Treatise on Principles and Practices of Ayurvedic Medicine (Sanskrit Text with Engl

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Author: P V Sharma
Publisher: Chaukhambha Orientalia
Year: 2002
Language: multilingual
Pages: 731
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A


Cakradatta or Cikitsasangraha of Sri Cakrapanidatta (11th Cent. A D) is an authoritative work on Ayurvedic Medicine dealing exhaustively and lucidly with principles and practices. It has remained, for the last about 2000 years, a popular handbook for the physicians of Ayurveda and a source-book for the later compilations on Medicine.

Though Cakradatta followed Vrnda he excelled the latter by adding many single drugs and compound formulations particularly the mercurial compounds which are absent in Vrnda’s work. This clearly draws a line between the ancient and the medieval periods the Cakradatta being the first representative work of the latter. Thus the Cakradatta is not valuable only for its contributions in medicine but also as an important historical landmark.

In past years a number of Sanskrit works in Ayurveda have been translated into English but so far no work was available on Ayurvedic Medicine. This edition serves this purpose and has been intended for those who are interested in Ayurvedic Medicine, its principles and practices, and are curious to know more in this subject.

In 79 chapters this book covers almost the entire field of Ayurvedic Medicine including Pancakarma and its preparatory methods. Besides, venesection, surgical operations and medicaments in diseases of eye, ear, nose, throat, mouth and teeth are also described. Thus the book will serve not only as a faithful guide for Ayurvedic practitioners but also as important material for research for modern physicians and surgeons.



I.Treatment of jvara (fever)
II.Treatment of jvaratisara (fever associated with diarrhea)
III.Treatment of atisara (diarrhea)
IV.Treatment of grahani
V.Treatment of arsa (piles)
VI.Treatment of agnimandya (deficient digestion) etc.
VII.Treatment of krimi (worms)
VIII.Treatment of panduroga (anaemia)
IX.Treatment of raktapitta (innate haemorrhage)
X.Treatment of yaksma (consumption)
XI.Treatment of kasa (cough)
XII.Treatment of hikka-svasa (hiccough and dyspnoea)
XIII.Treatment of svarabheda (hoarseness of voice)
XIV.Treatment of arocaka (anorexia)
XV.Treatment of chardi (vomiting)
XVI.Treatment of trsna (polydipsia)
XVII.Treatment of murccha (fainting)
XVIII.Treatment of madatyaya (alcoholism)
XIX.Treatment of daha (burning sensation)
XX.Treatment of unmade (insanity)
XXI.Treatment of apasmara (epilepsy)
XXII.Treatment of vatavyadhi
XXIII.Treatment of vatarakta
XXIV.Treatment of urustambha (paraplegia)
XXV.Treatment of amavata
XXVI.Treatment of sula (colic)
XXVII.Treatment of parinamasula
XXVIII.Treatment of udavartta (upward movement of vayu)
XXIX.Treatment of anaha (hardness of bowels)
XXX.Treatment of gulma (abdominal lump)
XXXI.Treatment of hrdroga (heart disease)
XXXII.Treatment of mutrakrcchra (dysuria)
XXXIII.Treatment of mutraghata (retention of urine)
XXXIV.Treatment of asmari (caluculus)
XXXV.Treatment of prameha
XXXVI.Treatment of sthaulya (obesity)
XXXVII.Treatment of udara (abdominal enlargement)
XXXVIII.Treatment of pliha-yakri (spleen-liver)
XXXIX.Treatment of sotha (oedema)
XL.Treatment of vrddhi-bradhna(scrotal enlargement)
XLI.Treatment of galaganda (goiter), gandamala (cervical adenitis), apaci (scrofula), granthi(cyst) and arbuda (tumour)
XLII.Treatment of slipada (filarial)
XLIII.Treatment of vidradhi (abscess)
XLIV.Treatment of vranasotha (inflammation)
XLV.Treatment of nadivrana (sinus)
XLVI.Treatment of bhagandara (fistula-in-ano)
XLVII.Treatment of upadamsa (soft chancre)
XLVIII.Treatment of sukadosa
XLIX.Treatment of bhagna (fracture)
L.Treatment of kustha (leprosy)
LI.Treatment of udarda, kotha and sitapitta (allergic manifestations)
LII.Treatment of amlapitta (acid gastritis)
LIII.Treatment of visarpa (erysipelas) and visphota (boils)
LIV.Treatment of masurika (chicken pox)
LV.Treatment of ksudraroga (minor diseases)
LVI.Treatment of mukharoga (disease of mouth)
LVII.Treatment of karnaroga (diseases of ear)
LVIII.Treatment of nasaroga (disease of nose)
LIX.Treatment of netraroga (diseases of eye)
LX.Treatment of siroroga (head-disease)
LXI.Treatment of asrgdara (menorrhagia, metrorrhagia)
LXII.Treatment of yonivyapad (diseases of female genital tracts)
LXIII.Treatment of striroga (diseases of women)
LXIV.Treatment of balaroga (diseases of children)
LXV.Treatment of visa (poisoning)
LXVI.On Rasayana (promotive therapy)
LXVII. On Vrsya (aphrodisiac therapy)
LXVIII.On Sneha (unction)
LXIX.On Sveda (sudation)
LXX.On Vamana (emesis)
LXXI.On Virecana (purgation)
LXXII. On Anuvasana (unctuous enema)
LXXIII.On Niruha (non-unctuous enema)
LXXIV.On Nasya (nasal therapy)
LXXV.On Dhumapana (smoking)
LXXVI.On Kavala-gandusa(gargles)
LXXVII.On Ascyotana (eye drops), anjana (collyrium), tarpana (saturation) and putapaka
LXXVIII.On Siravyadha (venesection)
LXXIX.On Sustha (Code of conduct for the healthy)

Appendix-I: Plant names with botanicl identification

Appendix-II-Units of weight with metric equivalents

Index-I: Diseases

Index-II: Drug Formulations

Index-III: General