|Etymology/ Definition||पुटपाकः अधोङ्र्ध्वाग्नितापे ज्ञेयः। शब्दकल्पद्रुम|
|Literary Meaning||M / W – method of preparing drugs, e. g. various substances being wrapped up in leaves, covered with clay, and heated in fire|
|Implied Meaning||It is a specific ophthalmic administration of drugs in order to restore the strength of eyes.|
|Elaboration||In Put`apaaka therapy juice of a medicine is extracted with specific method and used in the treatment.|
Three types of Put`apaaka are:
Snehana – prepared using flesh of animals from Aanoopa and Saadhaaran`a Des`ha, indicated in dryness of eyes.
Lekhana – prepared by using flesh of animals from Jaangala Des`ha along with Lekhana substances like S`hankha ( conch shell ), Samudraphena ( bone of the cuttle – fish ), Taamra ( copper ). It is indicated in Snigdha Netra ( viscid eyes ).
Prasaadana – prepared by using liver, heart of animals from Jaangala Des`ha , milk, and ghee. It is useful in ophthalmic diseases developed due to vitiation of Vaata, Pitta and Rakta.
|Contemporary Colloquial||Link to procedure – Put`apaaka|
Link to Kalpa Put`apaaka
Last updated on June 16th, 2021 at 08:58 am