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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 289-291

Vrana Basti- an unique procedure in the management of Vrana (wound)


1 Assistant professor, Shalyatantra, KLE Shri B M Kankanwadi Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Shahpur, Belagavi, Karnataka Pin - 590003, India
2 Reader, HoD Department of Shalya tantra KLE Shri B M Kankanwadi Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Shahpur, Belagavi, India

Correspondence Address:
Ramesh S Killedar
Assistant professor, Shalyatantra, KLE Shri B M Kankanwadi Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Shahpur, Belagavi, Karnataka Pin - 590003
India
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Background - Chronic wound management is a difficult task in surgical practice. Clean wounds heal earlier with a minimum scar as compared to contaminated/ chronic wound. Acharya sushrutha has dedicated many chapters for the management of wound and among them Shasti upakrama (60 treatment procedure,) is a unique contribution. Vrana Basti (oil pooling on wound) is a unique procedure among these Upakrama which treats the wound by virtue of its Shodhana (cleansing) and Ropana (healing) action. Aim and objective - To understand the importance of Vrana Basti in the management of Vrana Materials and methods - The procedure of Vrana Basti and various formulations in the classics which are indicated in the management of Vrana, Vranashopha (inflammation), vidradhi (Abscess) having cleansing and healing property are enlisted and their importance is highlighted in the article. Conclusion - It is easy and effective treatment procedure which can be practiced on OPD basis and further research can be carried out by using various formulations.


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