Treatment of anaemia with special reference to iron in ancient Indian medicine Ayurveda: a historical perspective.

  • K Swayam Prkasa
  • Published 1991 in
    Bulletin of the Indian Institute of History of…
The two main texts of Ayurveda viz. Charaka Samhita and Sushruta Samhita. which were said to be written around 1500 B.C. mentioned the use of iron. Iron powder pocessed along with herbs like Amalaki (Emb/ica officina/is), a rich source of ascorbic acid, is indicated in Pandu (anaemia). Vagbhata, a 4th Cent. A.D. author of Ashtangahridaya considered iron as… CONTINUE READING