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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 110-112

Role of aragvadhadi sutra in the management of fistula -in-ano


Department of Shalya Shalakya, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005, India

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P Hemantha Kumar
Department of Shalya Shalakya, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005
India
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Traditional Medicine has its own importance for the treatment of various medical and surgical diseases irrespective of tremendous development of modern medicine. There are number of diseases were after repeated surgery. Fistula-in ano is one such condition which is prone to recurrence even after repeated surgery and can be effectively treated by Ayurvedic medicines. An extensive work has been done on the treatment of Bhagandara by Kshara sutra exploring various aspects of the problem and finding our the solution to them1. the present study is related to similar type of medicated thread known as Aragvadadi Sutra which has been mentioned by sushruta in Bhagandara. It consists of Aragvadha (Cassia fistula), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Agaru (Aquilaria agalocha), Madhu (Honey) and Ghrita (Ghee). This is the first non-caustic thread being tried on different types of Bhagandara. Especially it is a painless thread, non-irritant and very useful in sensitive patients like children, females and elders.


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