|Literary Meaning||Scrubbing of the wound, Scrapping|
|Implied Meaning||This procedure is helpful for making surface of the wound, even, which helps the process of wound healing.|
|Elaboration||It is one of the 60 Vran`a Upakrama explained by Sus`hruta .|
The wounds which are hard ( Kat`hina ), thick ( Sthoola ), having rounded edges ( Vrittausht`ha ), which are teared again and again, which have a tendency to erupt repeatedly, thus failing the chances of healing ( Deeryamaan`a Vran`a ) are to be scrubbed using knife ( S`hastra ).
The wound where the granulation tissue is elevated and which is hard, needs to be scrubbed using S`hastra . Lekhana is to be carrying out in such a way that the level of the scraped wound will match the skin surface. Elevated / rounded edges of the wound are also to be scrub properly to make then even.
Some of Achaarya , have given three types of Vran`a Lekhana – 1. Sama Lekhana
This Lekhana can be carried out using S`hastra or the rough leaves of plants like Gojee, S`hephaalikaa etc ., Pichu ( Karpaasa Tulaa – Gauze ), Samudra Phena, Yavakshaara, Saindhava etc.
With reference to Kaaya Chikitsaa, Lekhana is a procedure, which results in reduction of Kapha, Meda and other substantially increased body constituents.
Last updated on March 19th, 2021 at 09:30 am