Varicose Ulcers and Ayurvedic Management - Dr. Tejo Lakshman
Varicose Ulcers and Ayurvedic Management
Abstract: Ulcer is a discontinuity, often excavation of skin exhibiting loss of epidermis and portions of the dermis and even sub-cutaneous fat. Though wound healing is a natural process it is influenced by both systemic and local factors, vascularity, and debris. Venous ulcer is abnormal hypertension in the lower third of the leg. Management of these ulcers has been explained by Acharya Sushruta in his Chikitsa sthana as application of the Kalka for Shodhana and Ropana of Dustha Vrana. Hence, application of Tila Kalka & Yasthimadhu Kalka for Shodhana and Ropana of Dustha Vrana will be discussed. In this comparative study it revealed that Tila kalka application has the property of shodana to a maximum extent and less of ropana, while Yasthimadhu kalka possess both shodana and ropana property.