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*Dr. Shailaja S. V. and Dr. Gireesh Raj


Ksharakarma is the oldest known and popular modality of treatment. Being Upayantra & Anushastra, it is been considered as the superior treatment among Bheshaja and shastra Kshara is the herbal extracts of plants, According to Sushruta, in Kshara Paka Vidhi Adhyaya has mentioned 23 drugs plants as: Mushkka, kutaj, Palash, Ashwakarna, Paribhadrak, Bhibitaka, Aragvadha, Tilwaka, Arka, Snuhi, Apamarga, Patla, Naktamal, Vrusha, Kadali, Chitraka, Putika, Asphota, Ashwamarak, Saptachanda, Agnimantha, Gunja, Koshataki from which Kshara can be prepared. Kshara is also useful in external application directly as Ksharapichu (gause-piece), Kshara Sutra, Ksharavarti. This alkaline preparation has many therapeutic usages and many surgical procedures. In present days Ksharakarma is most commonly used in most of the painful disorders to relieve pain. Hence this article make a review over ancient views and also the newer inventions of chemical cauterization which can be used accordingly in conditions where Ksharakarma is needed.

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