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Reasons , symptoms and remedies of diseases in Garuda Purana

Diseases and Remedies in Garuda Purana
History of Medical Tourism, Health and Wellness Tourism in Purana Literature -6
History of Medical Tourism, Health and Wellness Tourism in India, South Asia – 50
(Special mentions of History of Medicines in India)
By: Acharya Bhishma Kukreti (Medical Tourism Historian)
The medicines medical practices medical vocabularies mentioned in Garuda Purana are not original but compile from old Samhitas /texts. However, following medicinal words are new first tie used in Garuda Purana –
Sinjiniwat (117/49)
Naghatwat (147/48)
The first Chapter about Ayurveda is about remedies for all diseases one by one .
The beginning of firsts chapter of Garuda Purana starts from Dhanvantari calling Sushruta. There are names of diseases and remedies. The chapter starts by Shloka of Ashtanghridaya (Gupta Era Ayurveda text). Therefore, it is sure that the compliers added first chapter in Garuda Purana after Gupta era. In this chapter , there is description of common diseases and their remedies.
After the above there is fever and remedies in Garuda Purana. The descriptions are based on old Ayurveda Sangraha (Collections) as -Vat, Pitta and Kafa. Garuda Purana describes that the is death /Moksha on 12th day of fever. The statement is based on Harit (Atideva)
There are descriptions of reasons of illnesses, diseases, symptoms remedies of diseases etc. narrate by Narayan to Garuda – Raktapita (mixture of blood and biles , Kas (cough), Swas (respiration) , hiccoughs, reasons and symptoms of deadly disease tuberculosis; , reasons and symptoms of Sangrahani (dysentery); , reasons and symptoms of disinterestness , , reasons and symptoms of thrust; , reasons and symptoms of heart diseases; , reasons and symptoms of urine disorder ; , reasons and symptoms , remedies of gonorrhea ; reasons and symptoms , remedies of mental disorder ; reasons and symptoms , remedies of localized abdominal tumor ; reasons and symptoms , remedies of worms problem in intestines; reasons and symptoms , remedies of stomachache etc. (Chaturvedi and Atideva )
Garuda Purna deals with common remedies (Atideva) .
Reference
Atideva (1960), Ayurveda ka Vrihad Itihas, Banaras page-115
Chaturvedi, B.K. (2002). Garuda Purana, Diamond Pocket books Delhi .chapter 15

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History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India will be continued in next chapter –
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