Concept of Infected Wound (Dushta Vrana) in Ayurveda

Pushpa Gond, Lakshman Singh

Abstract


Man is the superior most creature of God, having a sufficient intellectual mind to discover new things and
concurrently overcome the existing problems. So from very ancient time different methods of wound care
have been described. Wound is a separation or break in continuity of skin, mucous membrane or tissue
caused by physical, chemical or biological insult. Wound infections continue to represent a major medical
problem, both in terms of how they affect the outcome of surgical procedures and for their impact on the
length of hospital stay and medical costs. In Ayurveda, an infected wound may be co-related with dushta
vrana. Sushruta has explained that “vrana” (wound) is so called as it covers the site and the scar and even
after healing, does not disappear till the person lives. Proper wound care is necessary to prevent infection
and to promote healing of the wound. In this paper, emphasis has been given to dushta vrana and its
management description according to Samhita and an attempt has been made to explain the infected
wound according to modern concept.


Keywords


Vrana, Infected wound, Dushta vrana

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