Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Electronic Journal of Indian Medicine, Volume 3, Barkhuis, Netherlands, p.23–52 (2010)

URL:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/216659674_Memoirs_of_Vaidyas_The_Lives_and_Practices_of_Traditional_Medical_Doctors_in_Kerala_India_4

Keywords:

Ashtavaidya, Ayurveda, Kerala, traditional Indian medicine

Abstract:

This article presents an English translation of interview with a doctor of traditional Indian medicine (Ayurveda), Astavaidya, V. C. Na*** Namputiri (1929~) in Kerala, India. The contents of the interview are 1. Background and education, 2. History of the family and Astavaidyas, 3. The legacy of Vahata (Vagbhata), 4. Medical texts and manuscripts, 5. Special treatments, Rasayana, 6. Sanskrit and Malayalam literature.

Cite this Research Publication

Y. Tsutomu and Ram Manohar P., “Memoirs of Vaidyas. The Lives and Practices of Traditional Medical Doctors in Kerala, India (4)”, Electronic Journal of Indian Medicine, vol. 3, pp. 23–52, 2010.

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