In DUSHTAVRANA – The application of DARUHARIDRA (Berberis Aristata) and MADHU (Honey) w.r.t. culture sensitivity.

Dr.Umesh Avinash Vaidya, Dr Ruta Rahul Kadam


The history of medical science starts with the art and skill of wound management. Treatment of the wound is probably the first medical problem faced by human beings. The frequency of injuries is more common than any other disease.

Vrana should be protected from Doshadusthi and from various micro-organisms, which may afflict the Vrana and delay the normal healing process or complicate it. So, for the early and uncomplicated healing of Vrana, treatment is necessary. The contamination of the wound due to various micro-organisms delayed the process of wound healing. Bleeding, pain, infection & cicatrisation were and are the main complications of a wound which require immediate treatment.

        . DushtaVrana is an ulcer with profuse discharge and slough, where clearing slough and enabling drug to reach the healthy tissue is more important. Slough can be cleared by using surgical instruments or oxidizing agents where healthy granulation tissues may be damaged. The ancient classics of Ayurved have quoted several drugs useful in the cure of such diseases. One of them is DARUHARIDRA (Berberis aristata), well known for its shodhana, ropana and bactericidal properties. According to Charak Samhita, it also possesses properties such as arshoghna, kandughna and lekhneeya. dushtasrava(pus) and kapha, kledanashana. Another drug is MADHU (Honey) with its properties of shodhana and ropana.

Culture sensitivity especially of the srava / kleda for micro-organisms. This test will be conducted pre treatment so as to ascertain the   specific action of trial drugs on various micro-organisms.

Keywords--- Infected wound, Daruharidra (Berberis aristata), Madhu (Honey), and Culture sensitivity.


Infected wound, Daruharidra (Berberis aristata), Madhu (Honey), and Culture sensitivity.

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