Review Article of International Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
Review on Sharngadhara Samhita
Dr. Remya. A*, Dr. Divya Ravindran*, Dr. Aparna Sharma*, Dr. Anju Revi Kumar*, Dr. Abhaya kumar Mishra. M.D(Ayu), Ph.D**.
*PG Scholars &**Associate Professor, Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, Amrita School of Ayurveda, Kollam, Kerala.
Bhaishajya kalpana is a very well developed sub-discipline of Ayurveda entirely devoted to drug formulations. Sharangadhara Samhitha is an epitome of Ayurvedic literature of medieval India. Since the drug manufacturing part is elaborately dealt in this, it is considered as an authentic text book of Bhaishajya Kalpana. It is one pioneering work, aptly included in the list of Laghutrayi, the other two being Bhavaprakasha & Madhava nidana. Acharya Sharngadhara, son of Damodara is considered as the author of this text. Except giving out his name as the author at the commencement of the text, he has not furnished any information about himself or his other works. Sharngadhara Samhita composed of 3 parts or khandas in which 32 chapters and 2600 verses are explained. This book is designed in a simple and easy language to serve as a handbook and thus it shines in the pure hearts of Scholars and Practitioners.
Keywords: Bhaishajya kalpana, Sharangadhara Samhitha.