02 What is Charak Samhita?

  • Charak Samhita is the part of Vedas (Ancient Indian vedic literature).
  • Charak is the name of Maharishi Charak and Samhita means text or encyclopedia.
  • Charak Samhita on Wikipedia

  • It is part of vedas ancient Indian texts.

  • It is a scientific document which contains information about seasons, diet, thinking, therapies and various other guidelines for getting good health for everyone.

  • Charak Samhita tells us moral and holistic method of treatment.

  • I wrote this online version of Charak Samhita online so that everyone can understand importance of holistic approach for curing a disease.

This website is a part of Natural Treatment project and aims to disseminate information about health to the internet masses.
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July 22, 2011 at 8:28 PM delete

This site is less credible unless and until the administrator add the verses either in Devnagari or Standard english transliteration showing the verses of Charak Samhita. So please try to add them.

October 1, 2011 at 10:35 PM delete


thanks for your comment, these are exact translation of what is written in the book. Nothing has been added as my personal point of view.

May 11, 2012 at 1:53 AM delete

@P P, the references will add the authenticity of the document, and it has been the practice of Hindu's to always sell their religion on good things of others. so if it's source is veda then please also mention the reference .

August 1, 2013 at 2:58 AM delete

@Dan WTF ! When do Hindus sold their religion on good things of others (Give me one example) . Are you a Christian (you must be) who can't tolerate great things written in Hinduism. If you want you can always refer the original book on Amazon.com written in Sanskrit which I beleive you can't understand. That's why this blog was written for fools like you to get in English.

July 5, 2015 at 7:12 AM delete

Pl. add relative Sanskrit verse in Latin Roman Script of English alphabets.

NOTICE: This is the exact translation of Charaka Samhita in sanskrit. We have tried our best to replicate the information contained in that book. But we do not hold any responsibility for authenticity of the same. The ideas presented here are not owned by the web master of this site. If you want exact sanskrit Charaka Samhita you can buy from Amazon It costs $300 and is written in Sanskrit.

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Page 1 - copyright notice
02 What is Charak Samhita?
03 The purpose of life
04 Importance of health for a good life
05 Purpose of this website
06 origin of the vedas and Ayurveda
07 Ayurveda Vs modern medicine which is better?
08 Ayurveda introduction and background informatio...
09 Importance of Ayurveda
10 Holistic approach in Ayurveda
11 - where does disease come from?
11 - Types of substances and medicines Gems, medic...
12 - Different categories of aushidhi or the medic...
13 - how to discover new medicines | testing the m...
14 Ideal doctor and idiot doctor
15 A wise doctor's definition according to Charak ...
16 - how much you should eat
17- Personal hygiene for good health according to ...
18- Harmful effects of not attending to nature's ...
Chapter 19 - stopping mental urges
20 - how you should exercise - | how much exercise...
21 - Proper way to cure addiction
22- Karma and health ... Karma and mind
23 - don't break the rules to get good health
24 - Indriyas or the senses - control senses for g...
25 - Importance of manners and good health
26- Food guidelines - how to eat food the vedic wa...
27 - Factors important to cure a disease - how to ...
28 - Questions by lord Matreya on treatment
29 - Three Wishes in life and proof of rebirth
30 - proof of birth continued...
31 - seed and fruit - proof of birth
32 --- Seven pillars of health and treatment
33 - Vata dosha - Vata means air - Kapha and pitta...
34 oils - everything about them
35 - Obestiy and underweight reasons | how to lose...
36- sleep ayurveda
37 - Where do diseases originate?
38- Beneficial and harmful food
39 - The karma or the action of harmful and benefi...
40 - Factros related to diseases and bad health
41 - Rasa in Ayurveda
42 - Origination of the rasas
43 - Wrong combination of food items on the basis ...
44 - proper way of eating foods
45 - Detailed type of foods and their benefits
46 - Water therapy
47- everything about milk camel and other animals ...
48- trunk of plants
49 - honey benefits and types according to Ayurved...
50 - info about drinks oils and other substances
51 - Food quality and quantity
52 - Liquid desserts and their benefits
53 - Diet planning - the Ayurvedic diet basis
54- Beneficial and harmful -- food and karmas
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