EFFECT OF KASISADI TAILA IN DUSHTA VRUNA
Wound healing may be the first treatment started as the medical science. Applying pressure with leaves or soil was the treatment to arrest bleeding. Quest for knowledge of primitive men led to many investigations and assumptions. Acharya Sushruta has dealt wound healing with more importance in his book. Vranas or wound healing is a natural process of a body, bacterias progressively develop resistance against the antibodies is the main problem faced by Modern Physicians. In wound healing local applications are more important than oral medicines. Dushta Vrana is a long standing wound with pus and slough, where slough and enabling drug to reach the healthy tissue is more important. Acharya Sushruta has indicated Kasisadi Taila in Dushta Vrana, external application of Kasisadi Taila helps in cleaning the wound and helps in easy healing. Kasisadi Taila prepared with Kasisa as the main ingredient in wound healing for its efficacy has been indicated in Sushruta Samhita, Sutrasthana 37th chapter, 16th verse. Jatyadi Taila is also used actively for cleaning the wounds, so a comparative study with Kasisadi Taila and Jatyadi Taila in Dushta Vrana was conducted at Shri Jayachamarajendra Institute of Indian Medicine, Bangalore. 20 cases fulfilling the inclusion criteria were selected irrespective of age, sex and food habits. The duration of treatment was fixed to 7 weeks and results were assessed through the parameters like clinical features and reduction in the size of the Vrana. Final results prooved that Kasisadi Taila is better of the two Tailas and possessed with notable shodhana and Ropana effect.
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