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Chikitsaa Prakaara: Utkartana

Prakaara Paribhaashaa:

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  • The procedure in which incision is to be taken at the site of bite by using the specific instrument is termed as Utkartana

Chikitsaa Karma:

  • Incision at the site of bite facilitates easier removal of poison by suction.


  • The site should be incised with a single cut or two cuts crossing each other.
  • Depth and shape of cut should be according to type of snake and site of bite.

Other Description:

  • The instruments used for Utkartana are made up of special alloys containing arsenic, antimony etc. collectively these are called as ‘Karu’.

Last updated on April 30th, 2021 at 07:26 am

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