ROLE OF GIRIKARNYADI GUTIKAANJANA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF KRIMIGRANTHI - A REVIEW
Blepharitis is one of the inflammatory conditions of eyelid caused due to bacterial infection or colonization of the eyelid. It is notorious in nature and also very common, but very annoying to the patients and ophthalmologists too, because of its recurrent nature and lifelong treatment. So it is necessary to find an effective treatment modality. The symptoms of Blepharitis closely resembles to Krimigranthi described in Ayurveda, hence its treatment can be adopted. Girikarnyadi Gutika a Herbo-mineral formulation mentioned in Netra Prakashika consists of Shweta Girikarnika, Shodita Shweta Gunja, Shweta Punarnava, Haridra, Daruharidra, Shodita Tuttha and Gandhaka used as Anjana (application of medicated collyrium to the eye). These drugs are having the properties such as Krimighna (Antihelmintic), Vranaropana (Wound healing), Twakrogahara (cures diseases of skin) and Chakshushya (ocular protective) may be helpful in the management of Blepharitis.
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