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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
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ICV : 78.6

Abstract

THERAPEUTICS ASPECTS OF AGNI KARMA IN AYURVEDA

*Dr. Hanumant Mansing Nagawade and Vaidya Nisha Rajendra Khairnar

ABSTRACT

Shalya Tantra is one of the important branches of Ayurveda in which Surgical and Parasurgical techniques has described for management of various diseases. Sushruta known as the father of surgery. „Agni Karma? is one amongst these parasurgical procedures. Agnikarma is an important therapeutic measure in Ayurvedic system of medicine, which has got worldwide popularity because of its simple administration and efficacy in variety of disorders. In Agni Karma therapeutic burning with special tools are done on specific sites. It is unique form of therapy performed with the help of Agni which has been described to be the superior then Ksharkarma, as the disease treated by it do not relapse and moreover those incurable by medicines (Bheshaja), operations (Shastra) and caustics (Kshara) yield to it. Agni Karma has been given special place in surgery by Sushruta and it is believed that disease treated by Agni Karma never reoccurs.

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