On questions of Malavati, Lord Vishnu in the form of a Brahmin explained as follows:
The names of the writers and treatise written by them for alleviation of various diseases are as follows:
S.no Treatise Writer
- Chikitsa Tattva Vigyan Dhanwantari
- Chikitsa Darpan Divodas
- Divya Chikitsa Kaumudi Kashiraj
- Chikitsa Saartantra Ashwani Kumar
- Vaidyak Sarvasva Nakul
- Vadhi Sindhu Vimardan Sahdev
- Gyanarnav Yamraj
- Jeevdaan Rishi Chyavan
- Vaidya Sandeh Bhanjan Yogi Janak
- Sarvsaar Chandra Kumar Budh
- Tantra Saar Jabaal
- Vedang Saar Muni Jajali
- Nidaan Tantra Pail
- Sarvdhar Tantra Karath
- Dwaidh Nirnaya Muni Agastya
All the above scriptures are the seeds of the disease diagnosis, cause of removal of fevers and increase of strength in the physical body. By going through them one can understand the Ayurveda fully. As per Ayurveda, to stop the fevers and diseases by the knowledge of it, is the only skill of any Vaidya (Doctor). A Vaidya cannot increase one’s life span. He is knower of this knowledge and practice, follows dharma and is very kind hearted, that is why he is called a ‘Vaidya’.
Fever is the cause of all the diseases and it is difficult to stop it. He is Shiv Bhakta and is fearsome looking. It has three feet, 6 hands and 9 eyes. He is annihilator like kaal, Yamraj and Antak. His armament is Bhasm, devta is Rudra, slow digestive fire is its cause. The causes of depleted digestive fires are three; Vaat, Pitt and Kaph. They give pain to all. Because of them, the fevers are also divided in to three types; Vataj, Pitaj and Kaphaj. The fourth one which comes out of the joining of all the three, Vaataj, Pitaj and Kaphaj, as above is called ‘Tridosh’.
Pandu (Pilia), Kaamal, Kushth (Leprosy), Shoth, Pliha (Spleen), Shoolak, Fever, Atisaar (diarrhea), Sangrahni, Cough, Boils, Halimak, Mootra Krichra, diseases of Blood like Gulm, Vishmeh, Kubj, Goad, Galgand(Goitre), Bhramri, Sannipat, Visuchika(Cholera) and Daruni etc. These diseases along with their combination give rise to 64 different kinds of ailments. They are the sons of Death, Old age always along with these brothers roam around on the Earth.
These diseases do not come near a person, who knows how to keep them away. On seeing him, diseases run away in the same manner, as snakes do, on seeing bird Garud.
To wash eyes with water; exercise daily; rub oil on the soles of one’s feet, to put oil in both the ears, to rub oil on the forehead – these keep disease and old age at bay.
During Spring (Vasant-Chaitra & Vaishakh) one who moves around, faces fire very little, indulges with his wife only on right times, diseases and old age keep away from him.
During Summers (Grisham – Jyeshtha & Ashadh) takes bath in the fresh water of a pond, puts chandan on his forehead, takes in fresh air, diseases and old age keep away from him.
During Rainy Season (Varsha – Shrawan & Bhadrapad) takes bath in warm water, does not drink rain water, eats food at the right times, old age keeps away from him.
During Autumn (Sharad – Ashwin & Kartik), does not expose to strong sunshine, takes bath in the waters of a pond or well, takes balanced diet, old age can never come near him.
During Pre-Winter (Hemant – Margshirsh & Paush), takes bath in the fresh water of the pond, sits in front of fire at the right times, eats freshly cooked food, old age never comes near him.
During winters (Shishir – Magh & Phalgun), wears warm clothes, sits in front of fire, eats freshly cooked warm food, takes bath in warm water, old age never comes near.
One who eats freshly cooked food, Kheer (Rice Pudding), Ghee (Clarified Butter) and indulges in young woman at appropriate times, old age never comes near him.
One who eats right food only when feeling hungry, drinks cool water only on feeling thirsty and eats Tambool (made out of beetle leaf) every day, old age never comes near him.
One who eats fresh curd & butter, Jaggery everyday and lives with control over his senses, old age never comes near him.
Diseases and sins have great unbreakable friendship. Diseases come from Sins, from them only pains, poverty and all the great distresses arise out of it. Hence Indian saints never performed any sins.
One who is busy in following his dharma, has taken Mantra Diksha, devoted to his Guru, Divines and guests, busy in austerities, fasting and visits sacred places, diseases run away seeing him/ her. Such people are not attacked by old age and diseases.
The three causes of all the fevers in the body are Pitt, Kaph and Vaat.
When fire of hunger is aflame, if food is not received at that time, Pitt rises in Manipur chakra. If one drinks water immediately after eating the fruits of Bael or Taad, that itself becomes Pitt.
One who drinks warm water in Autum and pungent food in Rainy season, his Pitt increases. If ground coriander is mixed with Shakkar and cold water is drank, it balances the Pitt. All kinds of Chana (Gram), water less curd, ripe Bael fruit, All things made out of cane juice, Ginger (adrak), Moong daal(Green gram) juice and White Sesame seed powder mixed with Shakkar – All these provide strength, health and removes Pitt.
To bath immediately after food, to drink water without any thirst, to massage whole body with oil, to consume Amla (amlica embilicus) oil, to drink Lassi, ripe banana, curd, rain water, Shakkar drink, coconut water, to bath in stale water without applying oil on body, ripe watermelon, to bath in a pond during rainy season and to eat reddish, all these increase Kaph. This Kaph is produced in the crown (Brahmrandhra) and is great annihilator of semen. Producing sweat while facing sitting in front of fire, to consume cooked Bhaang, roam around, unripe banana, ground Jeera (Cumin), Mirch (Pepper) and Laung etc., Fasting, Not to drink water, Rochana powder mixed with Ghee, Dry Shakkar mixed with Ghee, dry Ginger, Black pepper, Pippal, Jeevak and Honey, all immediately remove cough and provide health and strength.
To walk on foot immediately after food, running, to sit in front of fire, always roaming around, to indulge in love making, especially with older woman, always feeling grief stricken, to eat extremely dry fruit, to observe fasting, to quarrel with someone, to speak bitter words, Fear and Mourning, all these are the causes of increasing the Vaat or air element. This element is generated in Ajna Chakra. Its medicine is ripe Banana, fruit of Bijaura lemon taking along with Sugar sharbat, Coconut water, fresh Lassi or Takra, good Kachauri or pua, Buffalo curd mixed with Shakkar, Kaanji made out of Barley, warm drink made out of Dates, Taad and Amla, bath with hot or cold water, Sleeping on glossy lotus leaf – all these remove Vaat imbalance generated due to grief (Klesh), mental anguish (Santaap), due to Sexual desires……………..Brahmvaivart Puran…..Om!
As per Achaar-Kand of Garud Puran
Causes of Vaat Rog (due to Imbalance of Air Humor):-
Eating uncontrolled Acrid, Hot, Bitter, Pungent, Dry food; Excessive running, Speak in loud voice; to keep awake at night; Fear, Grief, Worries, Exercise and Sex affects the Air element. This is more prominent during day time in Summers and at night after eating food.
Aushadhis for Vaat Rog:
Chameli, Shatpushpi (Soa), Vyosh (Saunth, Pippli, Black Pepper), Amaltaas, Langali (Kalyari). for increasing itellect, memory, heat, Ghee is beneficial.
Causes of Pitt Rog (due to imbalance of Pitt humor):-
Bitter, pungent, Hot, Salty foods or foods which increase anger generally affect our Pitt. IT is generally more during mid days, mid nights of Autumn and as well as during times of producing other humor imbalance.
Aushadhis for Pitt Humor:-
Turmeric, Kushth, Sendha Sali (Pakistani Salt), Mesh Shringi, Bala, Atibala, Cheed (Sallaki), Punarnava, Shatavari, Agnimanth, Brahmdandi, Gokharu, Kulthi, Barley, Ber are good separately or one can make kwath of ten together.
Cause of Kaph Rog (due to imbalance of Kaph humor):-
Eating Sweet, Salty, Heavy, Cold food; Sitting all time; excessive Sleeping; Just enjoying the comforts; Day time sleeping; Vomiting and consuming excessive power giving items.
Aushadhis to remove Kaph: Shatavari, Vidari, Moth, Usheer (Khas), Chandan, Durva, Vat, Pipali, Ber, Sallaki, Kela, Blue and Red Lotus, Goolar flower, Pato (Parval), Haldi (Turmeric), Gud (Jaggery) and Kushth. The patient should be given Ghee mixed with Pipali, Saunth, Black pepper, Yavkshar. This ca n be given for Vaat diseases also, nadi vikaar and worms etc. too.
Cause of Tridosh (due to imbalance of all the three humors)
Drinking liquor, eating dry vegetables, Non Vegetarian food, Fish, eating wrong type of food, Dhatu dosh, usage of unripe grains, due to Karmas of past life, due wrong actions in the present life.
For Sharp Intellect:
Take Palash, Amla, Vidang powder, Honey and cows Ghee one develops very sharp intellect. If taken for one month, one becomes free of the fear of old age even.
For Old Age:
Powder of Amla, Honey, Sesame seed oil and cows ghee, if taken for a month even regularly, a person becomes young as well as develops sharp intellect.
For Increasing Power of the Nasals:
Taking powder of Amla with honey or water in the early morning, increases the power of the nasals.
For developing fragrance in the Body:
Kushth powder with Honey, the body will become fragrant and it also provides long life.
Massaging oil on Sunday Worries (Santaap)
,, ,, ,, Monday Fame (Kirti)
,, ,, ,, Tuesday Reduced Age
,, ,, ,, Wednesday Wealth
,, ,, ,, Thursday Death means not good at all
,, ,, ,, Friday Disease Free
,, ,, ,, Saturday Every thing against us.
While fasting do not touch oil at all. After getting hair cut also do not touch oil.
Doing Pranayam 18 times is called Dharana. Two repetitions of these Pranayam cycle is called Yog by the adepts of Yoga.
1st dharana should be done in Nadi (Sushumana),
2nd dharana should be done in the Heart,
3rd dharana should be done in the Chest,
4th dharana should be done in the Stomah,
5th dharana should be done in the Throat,
6th dharana should be done in the Mouth,
7th dharana should be done at the Nose tip,
8th dharana should be done in the Eyes,
9th dharana should be done between the Brows,
10th Dharana should be done at the Crown of the Head.
Achieving success in these ten dharanas one realizes Brahm.