Review on Kshara Karma in Streeroga

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Journal of Ayurveda Medical Sciences,2019,4,1,457-459.
Published:December 2020
Type:Short Review
Author(s) affiliations:

Kowsalya RG1, Swetha Naik AD2, Arpana Jain1

1Department of Prasutitantra and Streeroga, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda, Kuthpady, Udupi - 570118, Karnataka, INDIA.

2Department of Prasutitantra and Streeroga, Ashwini Ayurvedic Medical College, Tumakuru - 572105, Karnataka, INDIA.


Kshara karma is mentioned as one of the Upasastras. Kshara karma is said to be superior to any other surgical or parasurgical measures due to its functions like chedana, bhedana, lekhana and Patana karma. It can be applied in the narrowest place and internally where surgical procedures cannot be performed. Kshara is formed by burning whole plant and ash is purified to obtain ash. The result is the formation of Kshara powder which is alkaline in nature. Inspite of its corrosive action, it can be given orally. Hence an attempt to review Kshara karma used in stree roga.