Ashtanga Sangraha is a major treatise on ayurveda
, compiled by Vagbhatta
. ('Ashtanga' means octo-partite and 'Sangraha' means a summary.) This text is composed of verse and prose. It is an abridged form of Charaka Samhita
and Sushruta Samhita
. Ashtanga Sangraha has 150 chapters. The practice of medicine, human anatomy, the causes and pathology of various conditions, purging and vomiting, taking care of children and diseases of children are the main sections.