The most impbrtant curing methods were classified under five heads, namely, inducing vomiting, giving purgative, enem;, oily enema and nasal therapy. Specific applications of these were made according to the disease. Possible accidents during their application were also listed. There was also'extensive classification of diseases.
Healing substances were classified into prevei..'-e and curative medicines. According to Caraka-Samhita, these were animal, vegetable and mineral substances. This classification was crossed by another consideration. thzt of groupiqe according to the effect of medicine. as emetic, purgative etc. These groupings were further s- ' divided into fifty groups of decoctions according to the relief they provided.