Role of Lekhana Karma in the management of Dushta Vrana - A Review

  • Dr. Shrilaxmi R Post Graduate Scholar, Department of PG Studies in Shalyatantra, Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science and Research Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, INDIA.
  • Dr. KM Sweta Professor & H.O.D, Department of PG Studies in Shalyatantra, Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science and Research Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, INDIA.
  • Dr. Padma Associate Professor, Department of PG Studies in Shalyatantra, Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science and Research Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, INDIA.
Keywords: Dushtavrana, Lekhana Karma, Shashti Upakrama, Shastrakarma, Vrana

Abstract

Vrana is the oldest element from which humankind is suffering from. The earliest description of Vrana is found in Vedas. Ayurveda is considered as the Upaveda of Atharvaveda. A detailed study of Vrana is found in various Samhitas. Acharya Sushruta being a surgeon has explained in depth about Vrana and its management. He has thrown more light on Dushtavrana and has explained Shashti Upakrama for its management. Lekhana Karma being one among Shashti Upakrama has its own clinical significance in the treatment of Dushtavrana. Hence this article summarizes the role of Lekhana Karma in the management of Dushtavrana.

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