ROLE OF PATRANGA PATRA QWATH PARISHEK WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO WOUND HEALING: A REVIEW ARTICLE
Snehal R. Kale* and Dr. Hemalata R. Jalgaonkar
Description of wound healing is a recent concern of modern surgery and medical therapeutics, but first evidences are available in ancient Indian system of medicine, namely Ayurveda in the name of Vrana (wounds) and Vranaropaka (wound healing drugs). It has been reported that in different classical Ayurvedic texts, about 164 medicinal plants, 24 metals and minerals and 18 animal products are described for their wound healing activity. The mechanism of the healing process and the selection of drugs from natural resources are very specific in Ayurveda, and some of these have been scientifically screened. Wound is an anatomical and functional disruption of the skin following an injury. In response to the injury, wound healing is a complex process of tissue repair or remodeling. Historically, plants and plant-based constituents have been extensively used for the treatment and management of different types of wounds. In the current times, different types of biopolymers are being researched for developing economical, sustainable, stable, and effective delivery system for the treatment of wounds.It will be helpful in providing them a directional view in understanding the role and importance of plant-based components for the treatment and management of wounds. Caesalpinia Sappan, a plant widely used in the traditional medicinal systems of India has been reported to possess antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anticancer and immunosuppressive activities. This review highlights some of the phytochemical and pharmacological aspects. Honey is an ancient remedy which has been re-discovered for the treatment of wounds. Many therapeutic properties have been attributed to honey including antibacterial activity and the ability to promote healing evidence of antibacterial activity is extensive, with more than 70 microbial species reported to be susceptible. Honey has been described to possess the properties of Ropana. It promotes healing.The main aspect of wound healing is the rate. It must be fast, so that the patient can recover as early as possible. This combination of Patranga Patra qwath along with madhu works faster as compared to the natural healing or the other agents available.
Keywords: Wound healing Vrana Patranga Madhu, Pathya - Apathya.
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