Charaka is usually known as the father of Indian medicine. However it is not generally known that he also tried to list the names of all animals and plants then known to science. How many animals did he list in this Cbaraka Samhita? (1) 1,000 (2) 750 (3) 360 (4) 2,002

Answer: (3)

Born 300 BC Acharya Charak was one of the key contributors to Ayurveda’s ancient art and science, medicine and lifestyle system developed in Ancient India. Charya Charak was crowned to be the Father of Medicine. His renowned work, the ‘Samhita Charak’, is considered an Ayurvedic encyclopedia. Also attempted to list the names of all the plants and animals are 360 number.

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