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    February 17, 2021 1 min read

    Sushruta Samhita

    The Sushruta Samhita is one of the ancient classical texts of Ayurveda. The text deals specifically with the development of surgery. Sushruta is often referred to as the Father of Surgery, called shalya in Sanskrit.

    It is recorded that Sushruta performed numerous plastic surgeries, rhinoplasty and other reconstructions, removal of cataracts and more - quite amazing and detailed instructions for thousands of years ago.

    Sushruta mentioned different types of wounds and treatments for in detail. Treatments included how to clean wounds, what to use as surgical tools, natural anaesthetics and more.

    The most often quoted definition of health in Ayurveda comes from the Sushruta Samhita, shown below.


    Samagnischa Samadhatu

    Malakriyaah Prasanna

    Atma Indriya Manaha

    Swatha ity


    This translates as “the balance of the dosha, balanced conversion of food into the dhatus, balanced digestive fire, and the metabolism of food and proper elimination of waste.” This is the definition of health.

    If you are interested in learning more about the classics of Ayurveda, Karin offers student mentoring programs to dive into the ancient texts further. These classes take place in both individual and group sessions. You are welcome to email us at for further information or call/text us at 0406 810 547.

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