CONCEPTUAL STUDY & UTILITY OF TAILA BINDU PARIKSHA
*Dr. Chitra, Dr. Ruby Rani Agarwal and Dr. Shashikant Tiwari
The Taila Bindu Pariksha, an ancient method of Mutra pariksha, was very popular in the medieval period. It is a diagnostic tool of urine examination and also helpful in assessing the prognosis of a disease. This study aims as using this ancient wisdom to diagnose the medical conditions and to study about their prognosis. It can be applied to modern medical practice. In this pariksha, urine is taken in a glass vessel, over which an oil drop is dropped and the behaviour of oil on the surface of urine is noted down. The urine collection, oil drop instillation, and evaluation were all done according to the guidelines laid down in Ayurvedic practices. Taila Bindu Pariksha for urine examination, will not only prove economical but also is a time-tested and scientifically proven method. The technique of this test is very crude and there are chances of variations in the observations and results. Preliminary standardization of this test has been done in Dept. of Vikriti- vijyan, IMS, BHU. To standardize the technique, various parameters were selected for doing this test, i.e., shape and size of Patra (testing containers), volume of the urine, size of the oil drop, height of the oil drop from the surface of urine, variety of sesame oil, etc., Based on the literature, the parameters were changed one by one and observations were noted down. The whole method was recorded in the form of video clips for proper evaluation.
Keywords: Tail Bindu Pariksha, Ayurveda, Urine, Standardization.
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