|Etymology/ Definition||अधोभागं विरेचनसंज्ञकम्। च.क.१/४|
|Literary Meaning||M / W – purging|
|Implied Meaning||It is one of the five purificatory measures especially aimed at eliminating vitiated Pitta Dosha by purgation.|
|Elaboration||It is the first choice of treatment in Pitta vitiated diseases. It is also used in Kapha and Vaata related diseases.|
It is advocated to patients in systematic manner with proper prerequisites ( oleation, sudation etc .)
The drug used for purgation is called Virechaka Dravya ( purgatives ). According to the potency of the substance used for purgation it is graded as:
1. Mild purgation ( Mridu Virechana ) e. g. Aaragvadha ( cassia fistula )
2. Medium Purgation ( Madhya Virechana )
3. Strong Purgation ( Teekshn`a Virechana ) e. g. Nis`hottara.
Usage of purgation – fever, various skin diseases, प्रमेह ( diabetes ), worm infestation, various skin diseases, headache etc.
By and large elimination of waste products from any root is called Virechana . This term is also used to indicate elimination of Dosha from a specific part of the body whereupon it is labelled as S`hirovirechana ( elimination of Dosha from head i. e. through nasal root ), S`hukravirechana ( elimination of excess S`hukra ) or S`hukravirechaka .
This has to be performed under supervision of a competent physician to avoid serious complications.
Last updated on June 18th, 2021 at 11:15 am