|Keyword||Bandha (Vran`a Bandha)|
|Etymology/ Definition||बध्यते व्रणादि अनेन इति बन्धः । शब्दकल्पद्रुम|
|Literary Meaning||M / W – bandage|
|Implied Meaning||After application of ointment over ulcer, a strip prepared from various materials ( linen made up of linseed fibres, sheep wool etc .) is tied over it. This is called Bandha.|
|Elaboration||Sus`hruta describes 14 types of bandages, which are used depending on the form and dimensions of different body parts.|
1. Kos`ha – finger bandage. It should be applied to phalanges of thumb and fingers.
2. Daama – four tailed bandage. It should be applied to narrow body parts It should be rolled around body parts like rope.
3. Svastika – spica, cross bandage. It should be used for joints, Koorchaka ( vital points ), eyebrows, sole, palm, breast and ear.
4. Anuvellita – spiral in extremities
5. Muttoli – winding bandage around neck and penis
6. Man`d`ala – circular bandage for round parts
7. Sthagikaa – stump bandage on the tip of thumb, fingers and penis
8. Yamaka – twin bandage for double wounds
9. Khatvaa – four limbed bandage for jaw, temples and cheek
10. China – eye bandage for corners of eyes
11. Vibandha – multi – tailed bandage for back, abdomen, and chest
12. Vitaana – cephaline bandage over head
13. Goshphan`aa – T Bandage for chin, lips, shoulder, and pelvis
14. Panchaangee – five limbed bandage for supra clavicular region.
Last updated on June 10th, 2021 at 08:48 am