Charaka, the famous physician of Ayurvedic medicine, is said to have lived in the 6th century. He is regarded as an incarnation of Ananthasesha, the giant celestial serpent. He authored Charaka Samhita. According to Charaka, the science of Ayurveda is a product of constant verification, fine-tuning and authentication by an active community of physicians.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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