The twenty second hymn of Kanda one and eighty third of Kanda six of the Atharva make us conversant with the idea of treating heart, kidney, lever etc. by means of Sun’s Rays. For an instance one verse from Atharva is quoted here.
Sun’s rays cure all pains and aches that rocks the head, earache, erysipelus and all the malady that wrings the brow. Here is being given a short data of the use of Sun’s Rays in various pains and diseases :
1. Rising sun destroys the worms. ( Atharva 2.32.1 )
2. These worms cannot bear the sun. ( Atharva 8.6.12 )
3. Sun-rays are effiacious in heart diseases and jaundice.
( Rg. 1.50.11 )
4. Rising sun cures the brainal diseases and limb-pains.