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Chikitsaa Prakaara: Vran`a Lekhana

Prakaara Paribhaashaa:

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  • The procedure of scraping the wound with the help of medicines having khara (rough) property or with a Lekhana S`hastra is termed as Vran`a Lekhana.

Poorvakarma (Prerequisites):

  • Vran`a Daaran`a (rupture / opening / puncturing)
  • Medicine preparation:
    S`hephaali PatraSamudra PhenaYavakshaaraSaindhavaKarkas`ha Patra of any type


  • Precautions to be taken during Vran`a Lekhana
  • Samam Likhet – adequate scrapping should be done. (Applicable to Kat`hina Vran`a)
  • Sulikhet – excess scrapping should be avoided. (Applicable to Sthoola and Vritta Osht`ha Vran`a.)
  • Niravas`heshatah Likhet – all the dead and Dooshita tissue should be debrided completely. (Applicable to Deeryaamaan`a Vran`a)
  • Scrapping should be done till there is bleeding from the skin edges.
  • Vartmanaam Pramaan`en Samam Nirlikhet


  • Vrana Eshan`a

Other Description:

  • Scooping, scrapping and debridement of Dusht`a Vran`a is achieved by this procedure.
  • This procedure is included in Shasht`i Upakrama of Vran`a mentioned by Sus`hruta. This comprises one of the Pradhaana S`hastra Karma. This can be included in Paat`ana Karma (Sapta Vran`a Upakrama mentioned by Sus`hruta.).

Last updated on April 30th, 2021 at 08:43 am

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