Analytical study of Tila nal Paneeya Kshara
Kshara is mentioned only in post-Vedic literature. Whilst Charaka Samhita applies only to Detailed description of its preparation, classification, indication and description for Kshara In Susruta Samhita, contraindications are available. Kshara is defined as one of the Upayantras or AnuSastras. It is a medicine, prepared out of the dried plants water soluble ashes by a special process known as Kshara kalpana.It is considered to be between Shashtra and Pradhan because of its Chedana, Bhedana, Lekhana and, Anushashtra Karma, as it is said, to be Tridoshaghna and for special techniques to be used. Susruta has characterised"TatraKsharanatKshananadva Kshara" The medication has distinctive Ksharan or Kshanan properties. Ksharan, meaning either good or unhealthy, kills fleshy mass. Paneeya Kshara is indicated in good number of diseases by ancient Acharyas. Tilanal Paneeya kshara is mentation in Rasatarangini and used in various diseases.
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