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  • The Sushruta Samhita is an important Classical Sanskrit text on medicine. Written by Sushruta, it is commonly dated to the period of 6th century BC. It is one of the foundational texts of Ayurveda, alongside the Charaka Samhita, Bhela Samhita, and the medical portions of the Bower Manuscript. The Sushruta Samhita, in its extant form, in 184 chapters contains descriptions of 1,120 illnesses, 700 medicinal plants, 64 preparations from mineral sources and 57 preparations based on animal sources.

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