Clinical evaluation of Vrana Ropana (Wound Healing) effect of ‘Panchavalkala Tail’ in Shuddha Vrana - A Pilot Study

Yogesh R. Badwe

Abstract


During the treatment of vrana the two main terms coming across are Shodhana and Ropana. In Ayurvedic texts many drugs have been described for the same. Shodhana is required for infected wounds to remove slough and debris and remove discharge. Ropana comes after shodhana in case of dushta vrana and useful in sadyo vrana when it is non- infected. Though many drugs have been described for ropana but they should be proved scientifically. Referring many Ayurvedic texts in the context of vranaropana, Nyagrodhadi gana or Panchavalkala seems to be effective. Pancha Valkala(the barks of five plants viz. Vata - Ficus bengalensis Linn., Udumbara - Ficus glomerata Roxb., Ashwattha - Ficus religiosa Linn., Parisha - Thespesia populnea Soland. ex Correa.,Plaksha - Ficus lecor Buch. Ham.) has activities like vranaprakshalana,vranaropana, shothahar. This needs more and detailed clinical trials of panchavalkal. Wound healing is the basic of surgery and hence the topic is chosen.


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