Volume 20 No 22 (2022)
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"COMPARATIVE CLINICAL STUDY ON KUMARI PULP AND ERANDA KARKATI PULP IN DUSHTA VRANA"
Dr.Amit S. Lodhi
Abstract
Background: Ayurveda, an ancient life science, has gradually lost portions of its knowledge over time. However, certain principles and practices, including managing infected wounds (DushtaVrana), have remained consistent since ancient times. Wound management by surgeons involves cleansing the wound, removing dead tissue, and creating a moist environment using dressings. Natural healing is slow and susceptible to infection, leading to the formation of new ulcers. Some wounds cannot heal naturally due to limitations in cell migration. Surgeons aim to achieve better wound healing with minimal scarring and adequate pain control. Acharya Sushruta considered the Father of Indian surgery, detailed the concepts and management of wounds in his work. The body undergoes wound healing processes, but bacterial infections can hinder healing and cause life-threatening complications. Therefore, new therapies are needed. Acharya Sushruta described sixty wound treatment procedures divided into three significant groups: wound cleansing, wound healing, and correction of abnormalities. Debridement (Shodhana) is crucial for managing infected wounds (dushtavrana), followed by wound healing (Ropana). ErandaKarkati (Carica papaya) and kumari pulp are claimed to have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and wound-healing properties. They promote the healing of infected wounds by reducing symptoms such as discharge, pain, and foul smell. These drugs meet the requirements of being cost-effective, locally practical, antibacterial, debriding agents, and accelerators of the healing process. This study aims to evaluate the effects of Eranda Karkati pulp on DushtaVrana and compare its Efficacy with kumari pulp.
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Ayurveda, an ancient life science, has gradually lost portions of its knowledge over time.
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