Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Indian Traditional Medicine Quiz 1

Quiz on Indian Traditional Medicines

Traditional medicine is the sum total of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness.- WHO
 Indian traditional medicine is based on various systems including Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani. Here are a set of questions on India's Traditional Medicines.


1. Which one of the following is NOT a Sanskrit text on Ayurveda?
Charaka Samhita
Susruta Samhita
Ashtadyayi
Ashtanga Hridayam

2. Who is the physician of the gods and and also the god of Ayurveda?
Dhanvantari
Vishvakarma
Ashvins
Brahma

3. Who is the author of the famous Ayurveda text named ‘Ashtanga Sangraha’?
Vagbhatananda
Vagbhata
Charak
Susruta

4. Who among the following is not one of "The Trinity" of Ayurvedic knowledge?
Vagbhata
Susruta
Charaka
Dhanvantari

5. Which one of the following components of Ayurveda deal s with the aspects of surgery?
Kayachikitsa
Shalya-trantra
Salakya-tantra
Agada-tantra

6. Salakya-tantra, a component of Ayurveda, deals with which one of the following?
Ophthalmology and ENT
Poisoning
Geriatrics
Paediatric medicin

7. Which one of the following is the special branch of Ayurveda that deals with rejuvenation and tonics for increasing lifespan?
Kayachikitsa
Kaumara-bhrtya
Rasayana-tantra
Vajikarana tantra

8. Which flowering plant is used as medicinal herb with antidepressant activity and inflammatory properties?
Oreganum vulgare (Oregano)
Hypericum perforatum (St John's wort)
Azadirachta indica (Neem)
Cinnamomum verum (Cinnamon)

9. Ayurveda recognises five essential elements of nature. Which one of the following is NOT one among them?
Air
Earth
Water
Metal

10. Which ornamental plant is used as a skin treatment in traditional medicine?
Ginger
Aloe Vera
Tulsi
Neem






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