Madhava nidhana is a well known treatise which has taken appreciation by the large mass in ayurvedic field of understanding of the patho-physiology (Roganidana). The Author Acharya Madhavakara is the archetype among the pathologies of the time.
The question still remains to everybody is that why such an authentic and authorities Acharya Madahava remained silent with respect to treatment. After a thorough review of this text 'Madhava Chikita' surely one will appreciate another compendium of work in the field of treatment too.
Most of the chapter discussed in Madhava Chikitsa is at par with the sequence of the chapters of Madhava nidana. The line of treatments specified (in most of the diseases) are the true verses referred from either of Charaka samhita, Sushruta Samhita, Chakradutta, Yogaratnakara or Bhavaprakasa. Some of the formulation quoted in the vrindamadhava are found here also.
Unique references and specific mentioning of some of the formulations and single drug therapies attract the special attention of the practitioners and researchers. The Ubhaya panchadashaka Yantra, Ubhaya Trimshaka Yantra etc memtioned under striroga chikitsa are distinctive references which determine the incorporation of tantric ways in Ayurvedic practices.
The author Madhavakara is very keen about the wholesome and unwholesome diet and habits, in each disease. Instead of giving a long list of such substances/matters, author has given the routinely practiced food and beverages in this context this has increased the credibility of the diseases. As a part of Daivavayapshraya and Satvavajaya Chikitsa, several Mantra (Sacred hymns) and Bali (sacred oblages) are mentioned here and thus it looks different from the primordial literatures.
Ultimately the text Madhava Chikitsa appears unique in its approach and utility. The text bestows new horizon to the fervent academicians zealons researchers, ardent Ayurvedic practitioners and fanatical PG Scholars of Ayurveda.