. 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?

A: 1,000

B: 750

C: 380

D: 2,002


Best Answer


  • Acharya Charak, who was born in 300  BC, was a major contributor to the ancient art and science of Ayurveda, a medical and lifestyle system founded in Ancient India.
  • The "Charak Samhita," his most famous book, is regarded as an encyclopedia of Ayurveda. Acharya Charak also attempted a 380-number enumeration of all animals and plants. As a result, "C" is the correct answer (380).

Final Answer:

Hence, the correct option is (c) i.e. 380.


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