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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
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Abstract

UNDERSTANDING OF KSHARA KARMA AND ITS APPLICATION IN SHALYA TANTRA

Dr. Meghana* and Dr. Anjali Bharadhwaj

ABSTRACT

Kshara karma is said to be one among the Anushastra karma as explained by Acharya Sushrutha. Kshara i.e caustic alkali is considered as superior among shastra and anushastra because it does the functions like excision, cutting and scraping. It also mitigates all the tridosha. It is versatile, because even such places that are difficult to approach by ordinary measures can be treated by kshara karma. There is a wide range of discription avilable about kshara in many of authoritative texts of ayurveda. However, Acharya Sushruta is the pioneer of kshara kalpana, as he introduced kshara kalpana in one of the specific chapter. These kshara preparations have many therapeutic usages and even proved to be effective in treating many disorders, Application of these preparations have replaced many surgical procedure too.

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