Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Kshara Sutra

Kshara Sutra

"Kshar Sutra" (क्षारसूत्र) is a sanskrit phrase in which Kshar (क्षार) refers to anything that is corrosive or caustic; while Sutra(सूत्र) means a thread.It is described by many Ayurvedic texts which originated and flourished in India. It is one among popular Ayurvedic treatment modality in the branch of Salyatantra followed by Susruta.
The Ksharsutra was first mentioned by the "Father of Surgery" Sushruta in his text named SUSHRUT - SAMHITA for the treatment of Nadi Vrana(sinus), Bhagandara (fistula- in - ano), arbuda(excision of small benign tumour) etc..Although Brihattrayi- the chief three texts of Ayurveda mention the use of kshara sutra,there is no description of their preparation properly. It was Chakrapani Dutta in late eleventh century in his book Chakradatta, first mentioned the method of preparation with a clear-cut indication of its use in bhagandara andarsha(haemorrhoid). In his book Chakradutta explains the method that by smearing a sutra (thread) repeatedly in the latex of snuhi() andharidra(turmeric) powder makes the kshara sutra. Later authors like Bhavamishra, Bhaisajyaratnavali etc. also mention the same method. But because of brevity of preparation and inadequate explanation of procedure of application, it lost its popularity among Ayurvedic surgeons. Later in Rasatarangini a better preparation procedure was introduced still the credit of making it practically in use goes to Prof. P.J.Deshpandey and his coworkers. They rediscovered and standardized the ksharasutra in the present era . The Dept. of Shalya- Shalakya, Faculty of Ayurveda, IMS, BHU should be credited for the abundant use and popularization of this technique.

Method of preparation

The standard kshar sutra is prepared by repeated coatings of snuhi ksheera (latex of Euphorbia Nerrifolia), apamarg kshara (ash ofAchyranthus aspera) and haridra powder over a surgical linen thread no. 20. This thread is spread throughout lengthwise in hangers. Each thread on the hanger is then smeared with snuhi latex with the help of gauze piece soaked in the latex. This wet hanger is transferred in kshara sutra cabinet. The same process is repeated next day. Eleven such coatings with snuhi ksheera alone should be accomplished. The twelfth coating is done by first smearing the thread with ksheera and in wet condition thread is passed through the apamarg kshar. It is again transfer into the cabinet for drying. This process is repeated till seven coatings of snuhi ksheer and apamarg kshara are achieved. The final three coatings are completed with snuhi ksheera and fine powder of turmeric in the same fashion. Thus twenty-one coatings over the thread are completed.

Mode of Action

Kshar Sutra is now a popular treatment modality in India for the management of fistula in ano, piles, fissure tag, pilo-nodal sinus. Many Clinical trials have done all over in different institutes to evaluate the action. In countries like Srilanka and Japan also many clinical trial has already done and established it. Precisely the action of Kshara sutra is thought to be due to its healing and cleansing effect according to Ayurveda. It can be suggested that due to the anti microbial action, and as a Seton it allows the proper drainage of pus from the fistula, that leads to a proper healing. On the other hand the cutting effect of thread incises the skin gradually without a surgical incision. Many studies confirms that it is more effective in the way of reducing hospital stay and less infection than the conventional seton therapy.Researches suggests that it is having the action of Excision, Scrapping, Draining, Penetrating, Debridement, Sclerosing and Healing. It is Bactericidal and Bacteriostatic.,paniya kshara act through changing internal environment of body (prakit vighata concept of ayurveda).

Types of Kshar Sutra

In the textual reference of Chakradatta and Rasatarangini we get only indication of the thread made up of Snuhi, apamarga and Turmeric. Susruta describes about many kind of Kshars like Karaveera, Palasa, Kadali etc. in Susruta Samhita. So many studies have already carried out with variations in the Kshara and the latex. The most remarkable are Guggulu Ksharasutra, Udumbara KS, Gomutra KS, Papaya KS, KS with Ficus carica latex etc

Disclaimer : "Kshar Sutra" (क्षारसूत्र) is a very special Ayurvedic procedure requiring proper guidance from a highly trained and skillful Ayurvedic practitioner. This should not be undertaken just from information in this article. One should consult with an Ayurvedic physician.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Nasya Karma

Nasya Karma
 It is one of the panchakarmas mentioned in Ayurveda. It is a process by which drug is administered through the nostrils.

         If 'Nasyakarma' is done properly and regularly it will keep the person's eye, nose and ear unimpaired. It also prevents the early graying of hair and beard. Nasyakarma will prevent the falling of hair. It will ensure growth of hair and alleviate diseases like cervical spondilitis, headache, facial paralysis, hemiplegia, diseases of nose, frozen shoulder, hemi crania, coryza, sinusitis, mental disorders parkinsonism and skin complaints. Nasyakarma will enhance the activity of sense organs and prevent the diseases of head (urdhwanga). It will prevent the early aging process.

Purvakarma(Pre-purification Measures)

          Prior to nasya karma, sneha and sweda should be done to the patients Face, Forehead, Head, Ears and Neck. This prior snehana (oleation) and swedana (sudation or sweating) will help to loosen the adhesive doshas, thereby facilitating the subsequent elimination

Pradhan karma (Main Procedure of Nasyakarma) 

         After the Purvakarma the patient is asked to lie down in a bed with his hand and legs kept straight. His head is maintained at a lower position by keeping the pillow below the neck. This position will facilitate the direct passage of the drug. Placing the medicine above hot water gently warms it and then it is made to flow in to one nostril, while the other is kept closed the same process is carried out in the other nostril also. For the administration of the drug a pichu (Cotton swab) or nadi(tube) may be used (dropper can be used).

         The sole, shoulder, neck, ear and palm are gently massaged after the administration of the drug. He must pit out all the impurities and medicine that reach his mouth. The spitting is repeatedly carried out turning to both sides while the patient is lying. Swedakarma (sudation) should be repeated after the nasya treatment.

         The process of nasya can be repeated twice or thrice if necessary. This process should be repeated for 7 days.

Indications for Nasyakarma:  
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Bel's Palsy
  • To improves memory & eye sight
  • Insomnia
  • Elimination of excess Mucus
  • Hyper pigmentation in the face
  • Pre-mature graying of hair
  • To brings clarity to voice
  • Headaches of various origin
  • Hemiplegia
  • Loss of smell and taste
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Migraine
  • Stiffness of the neck
  • Nasal Allergies
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Neurological dysfunctions
  • Sinusitis
  • To relive stress and emotional imbalances
  • stiffness in the neck & shoulders
  • dryness of the nose
  • hoarseness of voice
  • convulsions

Disclaimer : Nasyakarma is a very special Ayurvedic procedure requiring proper guidance from a highly trained and skillful Ayurvedic practitioner. This should not be undertaken just from information in this article. One should consult with an Ayurvedic physician.

Thursday, 16 January 2014



Shirodhara is a form of Ayurveda therapy that involves gently pouring liquids over the forehead (the 'third eye'). It was developed by vaidyas (practitionars of Ayurveda) in India for use in sukhachikitsa (restorative therapy) and can be one of the steps involved in Panchakarma. The name comes from the Sanskrit words shira 'head' and dhara 'flow'. The liquids used in shirodhara depend on what is being treated, but can include oil, milk, buttermilk, coconut water, or even plain water.
Shirodhara has been used to treat a variety of conditions including eye diseases, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, greying of hair, neurological disorders, memory loss, insomnia, hearing impairment, tinnitus, vertigo, Ménière's disease and certain types of skin diseases likepsoriasis. It is also used non-medicinally at spas for its relaxing properties.
There are specialized forms of shirodhara called thyladhara, ksheeradhara, thakradhara and jaladhara.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014



                                                 Abhyanga Treatment: Abhyanga is a form of Ayurvedic medicine that involves massage of the body with large amounts of warm oil. 
The oil is often pre-medicated with herbs for specific conditions. 

Abhyanga can be done as part of the steps of panchakarma therapy, especially in the first stage: Purva Karma (pre-treatment), or as its own therapy. 

It is often followed by svedana therapy, a warm bath, yoga or laying out in the sun. 
Many times abhyanga is performed by two or more massage therapists working in sync but it can also be done by oneself. 

Oils used can vary depending on the season and the individuals constitution (dosha) but commonly used oils include sesame, coconut, sunflower, mustard and almond. 
In addition to the oil abhyanga massage differs from many Western massage techniques in that it is not very deep.

Monday, 13 January 2014


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Tuesday, 7 January 2014


Tulsi, the wonder herb

Tulsi or Tulasi (Ocimum sanctum or Holy Basil) is an aromatic plant in the family Lamiaceae. In India, it is regarded as an earthly manifestation of the goddess Tulsi, a consort of the god Vishnu and its leaves are an essential part in the worship of God Vishnu and his Avatars.

Tulsi has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda for its diverse healing properties and its extracts are used in for a variety of ailments.Tulsi is considered to be an adaptogen,balancing different processes in the body, and helpful for adapting to stress. Traditionally, tulsi is taken in many forms: as herbal tea, dried powder or fresh leaf.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

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