They are given the names as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha in Charaka Samhita
. The word vata derives its roots from Sanskrit meaning "wind" or "that which moves"; hence its dosha is associated with the movement.
Diabetes has been known in India since ancient times and finds mention in the well-referenced samhita texts, Charaka Samhita
and Susruta Samhita.
He gave examples of the ancient Charaka Samhita
that introduced Ayurveda and Yoga as various innovations in India.
In the canonical text Charaka Samhita
, there is also an oath of initiation similar to the Hippocratic Oath.
He has undertaken the monumental work bringing out the foundational text of Indian Medicine in Sanskrit -- Charaka Samhita
It is mentioned in the Ayurvedic text Charaka Samhita
where it is called Kavala or Gandusha, and is claimed to cure about 30 systemic diseases ranging from headache, migraine to diabetes and asthma.
The transcripts of classical traditional medicine systems in India include Rigveda, Atherveda, Charaka Samhita
and Sushruta Samhita.
It is interesting that the Ayurvedic medical treatise Charaka Samhita
dating back to 175 BC mentioned the plant as a cure for jaundice .
The Charaka Samhita
is the first recorded treatise fully devoted to the concepts and practice of Ayurveda, with a primary focus on therapeutics .
Mention of plants for medicinal uses can be found in Rig Veda and Atharva Veda, besides classical Ayurvedic texts like Charaka Samhita
and Sushruta Samhita, the latter being written somewhere between 1,000 and 600 BC.
is a well known classical Sanskrit text on Ayurveda.