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ANALYTICAL STUDY OF KSHARSUTRA AGAINST ITS THERAPEUTIC ACTION
Dr. Abhishek Kumar* and Dr. Prabhat Kumar Diwivedi
Ksharsutra is a therapeutic modality of Ayurveda, especially belongs the Shalya Tantra department of Indian ancient medical science. The application of Ksharsutra is associated with scraping, draining, excision, penetrating and debridement procedures which significantly improves process of healing and imparts health benefits with minimal invasion. The Ksharsutra can be used with the help of infant feeding tube as a day care procedure and this process does not cause any pain. Kshara Sutra described as superior surgical and para surgical measures amongst the other modalities of Shalya Tantra, where it is conducted as a sure and cost effective method of treatment for fistula-in-ano, haemorrhoids and other selected diseases. This helps to release derangements and healing of tissues by providing Saumyata, Dahana, Tridoshaghna, Pachana, Katuka, Ushna, Darana, Tikshna, Shodhana, Ropana, Vilayana, Shoshana, Lekhana, Krimighna and Stambhana, etc effects to them. These effects of Ksharsutra provide therapeutic benefits in surgical pathogenesis. It works by pressure necrosis, chemical cauterization by kshar (alkali) and sloughing of the tissue of the walls of the fistulous track along with adequate drainage. It leads to an easy debridement of unhealthy tissue and pus etc. and thus providing a cleaner base for the wound healing of the affected track. Present article summarizes properties and applications of various types of Kshara sutra and their therapeutic importains and indications in the management of human health prospective.[Full Text Article]