Susrutamhita (Sahottartantra) manuscript

Documentary heritage submitted by Nepal and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2013.

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Susrutamhita (Sahottartantra) manuscript.

A 1134 year old palm leaf manuscript, considered as the oldest document in the field of Ayurveda medicine, a systematic and formal tradition of healing that became South Asia's principal medical system and has profoundly influenced all cultures surrounding South Asia including Tibet, Central Asia, China, South-East Asia and the Middle East. The manuscript focuses especially on surgery and discusses various kinds of diseases related to heart, skin, gynecology, etc. It also describes various methods and use of herbs in curing diseases.

  • Year of submission: 2012
  • Year of inscription: 2013
  • Country: Nepal
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