Cakradatta is one of the most popular and authentic classics of Ayurveda. It is also known as Cikitsa Sangraha compiled by Sri Cakrapanidatta from the previous texts till Vrinda Mddhava in 1 century A.D. It contains 79 chapters and deals with all the eight branches of Ayurveda extensively and systematically with all the principles and practice of medicine and surgery. Most commonly used and trusted as well as tested formulations have been incorporated in this text. Some of the mercurial compounds particularly Rasa parpati, Amrita sara lauha and addition of many single drugs are few contributions of this text. In this text approximately 1500 formulations have gained place with different pharmaceutical dosage forms for the treatment of paediatric to geriatric disorders in addition to obstetric and gynecological diseases. Tantric practices advised in case of mudha garbha, seminal retention, epilepsy; ksdrasfitra preparation and its applications in nadivrana, bhagandara are unique contributions of this text. A good number of chapters devoted to pancakarma procedures and its preparatory methods. Special procedures for ENT and eye as well diseases of mouth described systematically and lucidly. Last but not least the last chapter of this text dealt with the principles of social and preventive medicine inorder to give the healthy longevity to mankind. Finally, this book definitely serves the purpose of all the undergraduates, graduates, P.G. scholars, research scholars, teaching faculty and physicians fraternity in addition to drug manufacturers of Ayurveda.
Dr. G. Prabhakara Rao born on 01-07-1964 to the parents Vaidya Sri Gonugunta Ramanaiah & Sitharamulamma at Botlagudur village Prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh, India; did his BAMS from Dr. N. R. S. Govt. Ayurvedic College, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh and both M.D. (Ayu) Ph.D. (Ayu) with specialization in Rasa shastra from IMS, BHU. He is presently working as Chief Medical Officer (NF SG) at Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) (under Ministry of Labor and Employment, GOI), New Delhi. He was the best scholar throughout his academics. His direct and indirect mentor-ship helped many students whose-ever preparing for ayurvedic post graduate/competitive examinations through his books. He received many awards namely few, Dhanwantari award, Pt. Ramnarayana Sharma memorial award, Gold medal, Achayra Nagarjuna Silver Medal etc., He authored 15 books and many scientific articles on ayurveda in various national and international journals and delivered many lectures at various platforms. He has many contributions to the field of Ayurveda through his writings. Delivered talks on Ayurveda in All India radio, Television channels and articles on Ayurveda are published in News papers. He is the contributing expert for many of the workshops organized by Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth, New Delhi. His clinical expertise helped many ailing patients. In to, his multidimensional outlook helped different stakeholders of Ayurveda through his lectures, writings, expertise suggestions, visionary goals etc.,
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