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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 459-462

A Comparative Study of Durvadi Taila and Povidone Iodine in the management of Vrana


1 Lecturer, Seth J.P. Govt. Ayurved College, Bhavnagar, India
2 H.O.D.-Dravyaguna, I.P.G.T. & R. A., Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India
3 Reader, Dept. of Shalakya Tantra, I.P.G.T. & R. A., Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India

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Lalit J Pankhaniya
Lecturer, Seth J.P. Govt. Ayurved College, Bhavnagar
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Vrana is one of the problems which have been managed by human being from beginning of civilization. The science of "Vrana Ropana" seems to be a serious matter of concern to the ancient healers. This fact can be very well understood while going through the surgical text - Sushruta Samhita where a good number of chapters deal with the science of Vrana alone. Vrana literally means a discontinuation of tissues. It is seen as debilitating and scaring disorder usually seen affecting the human being at any age. There are so many factors responsible to make healing process delayed. Though a variety of chemical substances have been evaluated and patented as wound healing agents, their inability to become successful drugs is due to the fact that these are able to act only at a particular step of the healing cascade. It is likely that more effective wound healing agent would be developed from natural products. The same thing is also being tried by Ayurvedic experts; present work is also a further step in this path under an herbal preparation named "Durvadi Taila",which is mentioned in Chakradatta and Bhaishajya Ratnavali in Vranashotha Roga Adhikara for the treatment of Vrana. In this research study total 34 patients were registered and treated in two groups, group A is Durvadi Taila treated group and Group B is Povidone iodine group as a standard control group. Encouraging results were observed in Durvadi Taila followed by Povidone Iodine. Study emerges that Durvadi Taila possess better wound healing properties.


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