This great man was the first person to learn Ayurveda herb science from Indra and consequently passed it on to all of mankind.
When diseases came into existence, Rishis sent Bharadwaj to study Ayurveda remedies from Indra at the Ashrama at Proyag. Saints during that period lived a long life but nonetheless, Bharadwaj succeeded in living much longer.
Atreya, direct son of Devarshi Atri, divine son of Brahma. The name itself represents different meanings but the main description referred to here means only the father-son legacy.
Agnivesh was one of Atreya’s disciples that wrote the Agnivesh – Tantra another part of the Ayurveda medicine studies.
The first man to refine and interpret the Agnivesha, which he also enriched with his annotations. His contributions were so great that in some places he was regarded as the original author of this herbal remedies inscription. Charaka enlarged the original Agnivesha-tantra (in brief Sutra) with his annotations (Bhashya).
Thus Charaka was the Bhasyakara of Agnivesa’s work as was Patanjali for the Astadhyayi of Panini. That is why no wonder that Charaka has been identified as Patanjali, the author of Yogasutra and Mahabhasya.
Was Charaka an individual or a traditional group?
Some scholars’ opinion is that Charaka was one of the branches of black Yajurveda (another form of Ayurveda health branches) and that the persons following this branch formed a sect known as Charaka.
Though it might perhaps be that Charaka, the annotator of the Charaka Sanita, was a single person belonging to that sect.
Drudhabala is the son of Kapilabala and resident of Pancanadapura that was also responsible for the compiling of chapters in Chikisitaasthana and entire sections of Kalpa and Siddhi. Gave his attributes during the Gupta era around 4 A.D.
The last novel of Laghutrai was written by Bhaav Mishra, son of Latkan Mishra. Brahmin by cast, he introduced new thoughts and dravyas to natural herbal medicine’s world.