|पायना त्रिविधा क्षारोदकतैलेषु । सु. सू. ८/१२
|M / W – moistening
|Working on a sharp instrument for further use.
|The procedure of dipping a sharp instrument in Jala ( water ), Tail ( oil ), after heating is called Paayanaa . It increases hardness of the sharp instruments.
Sus`hruta describes 3 types of Paayana:
Kshaarapaayitam – Maximum hardness to a sharp instrument is achieved by using Kshaara ( caustic alkalies ). Such instruments are used for incision over hard body structures like bones.
Udakapaayitam – Medium hardness to a sharp instrument is achieved by using water. Such instruments are used for incision over structures like muscles.
Tailapaayitam – Low level of sharpness is achieved by using oil. Such instruments are used to puncture tendons and vessels.
|Honing the sharp instrument
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