Rigveda

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Rigveda

Herbal medicine
An ancient Hindu scripture which describes more than 1000 herbal remedies and their uses.
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It appears from the Vedic literature that generally marriage used to be settled by the eldest male member of the family but there are other references in the Rigveda Samhita which shows that when brides were of 16 or 17 they had more or less effective voice in the selection of their partners.
I pray to you to accept me as your husband and live with me until our old age" (Rigveda Samhita Part 4, sukta 85, sloka 9702)