Sushruta Samhita


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Sushruta Samhita (sōō·shrōōˑ·t säm·hēˑ·t),

n.pr ancient text of Ayurveda on surgery, written by sage Sushruta; includes description of surgical operations done to remove obstructions in the intestines, bladder stones, cataracts of the eye, and rhinoplasty.
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in the Sushruta Samhita for correcting cutaneous defects, the Nasolabial Flap was used in 1868 by Thiersch for palatal intraoral reconstruction.
Rig-Veda (2500-1800 BC) offers the earliest depiction of healing properties of medicinal plants, while Charka Samhita and Sushruta Samhita unfold elaborately on several medicinal herbs.
Nearly, in 500 BC, Sushruta Samhita noted that Indian girls commenced to menstruate at the age of 12 years.
Sushruta Samhita records written in Sanskrit language are saved only in Arabic translation.
The transcripts of classical traditional medicine systems in India include Rigveda, Atherveda, Charaka Samhita and Sushruta Samhita.
The most notable ancient medical descriptions are texts from Egypt (Imhotep, Edwin Smith Papyrus, Ebers Papyrus, Kahun Gynecological Papyrus), Mesopotamia (Diagnostic Handbook, Alkindus, De Gradibus), India (Ayurveda, Sushruta Samhita, Charaka Samhita), China (Yellow Emperor, Huangdi Neijing), Greece (Iliad and Odyssey are the earliest sources of Greek medical practice; Hippocratic medicine), Persia (Rhazes, Avicenna, The Canon of Medicine, The Book of Healing), Spain (Abulcasis, Kitab al-Tasrif) and Syria (Ibn al-Nafis, Commentary on Anatomy in Avicenna's Canon, Comprehensive Book on Medicine).
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.
Sushruta, who described more than 300 procedures and 120 instruments in Sushruta Samhita and is widely regarded as the 'Father of Surgery', made important contributions to reconstructive surgery in 6 BC.
Its first description is found in Sushruta Samhita, India, in the 6th century.
Another ancient work still relevant today is the Sushruta Samhita.
2) According to sushruta samhita in his 20th shloka has stated that Triphala can be used as a gargling agent in dental diseases.
In Sushruta Samhita he describes: "With the patient recumbent on an operation table, the pterygium is loosened and disturbed by sprinkling powdered salt into the eye.