KSHARA IN CLINICAL PRACTICE
*Dr. Aiyanna P. P. and *Dr. Nivil .V. Joseph
Kshara karma is one among the four curative measures propagated by Acharya Sushrutha. It is a procedure where in Chedana, Lekhana, Dahanakarmas are performed by employing some specially formulated Yogas called Kshara (Caustic alkali). Kshara is described as one among the Anu Sastras or Upayantras. Kshara is one which scrapes the abnormal tissue from its location and destroys it after dissolving it, because of its corrosive nature. Even in modern chemistry the Caustic alkali are studied in detail and kshara preparations are analysied. Hence an effort is made in this paper to study in detail the guna, lakshana, bheda, karma of kshara and their utility in clinical practice.
Keywords: Kshara, caustic alkali.
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