Pre-Vedic Medicinal Systems in India

Author: Subhrajit Paul, Rupa Paul and Chiranjib Bhattacharjee*

1. Dr. Reddy’s Lab. Ltd. 7-1-27, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-500016, India 2. Asst Teacher, History, Dumdum Subhash Nagar High School, Kolkata- 700065, India 3. Srikrupa Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vill: Velkatta, Mdl: Kondapak, Dist: Siddipet. Tela

Abstract
Health and illness started annoying human since his existence on the earth. A group of people, majorly the priests, started cultivating knowledge of science. They started observing different diseases, symptoms and analyzing the reasons of them to the best of their abilities, of course with the flavor of religion. Gradually a treatment objective is formed. In the present studies we tried to focus on the ancient system of medicine used by Indian like tribes lived in the Andaman Islands, Tribes of North-East, ‘Samhitas’ and the ‘brahmanas’, The Siddha system of medicine, Indus Valley Civilization. From the present studied we can conclude that Ancient pre-historic pre-Vedic India was rich in indigenous medicinal system developed by different tribes, inhabitants at different parts of the sub-continent. Those were methodical, proven and time-tested, but not well documented. Extensive research is required to un-earth and preserve the treasure before they are lost forever in the era of aggressive modernization.


Chiranjib Bhattacharjee
Srikrupa Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vill: Velkatta, Mdl: Kondapak, Dist: Siddipet. Telangana – 502277, India
Article Type : Review Article
Date : 2019-07-05
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