Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Review Article Volume 6 Issue 6

Contributions of Sage Charaka to Dentistry - A Review

K Chandrasekharan Nair1*, MV Anil Kumar2 and Pradeep Dathan3

1Professor Emeritus, Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
2Superintendent and Professor, Women and Child Care Hospital, Govt Ayurveda, College, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
3Professor and Head of the Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental, College, Akathumuri, Thiruvavananthapuram, Kerala, India

*Corresponding Author: K Chandrasekharan Nair, Professor Emeritus, Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Received: April 18, 2022; Published: May 05, 2022


Sage Charaka is considered as a father figure of the renowned treatment system of Ayurveda. He lived any time between 2nd cen- tury BC to 1st century AD. Scholars of Charaka Samhita states that the Sage lived in the north west India. Charaka Samhita had many commentaries and still remains to be the widely accepted text of Ayurveda amongst students and practitioners.

Keywords: Charaka; Charaka Samhita; Charaka Sapadh; Oath of Charaka; Gandoosha


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Citation: K Chandrasekharan Nair., et al. “Contributions of Sage Charaka to Dentistry - A Review". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 6.6 (2022): 20-24.


Copyright: © 2022 K Chandrasekharan Nair., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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