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Masking The Ulcers / Wounds With Leaves Patradaana

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S
Patradana means protecting with leaves. It is a distinctive measure adopted in protecting the injuries / ulcers on which the medicinal pastes are utilized. Over the leaves the bandaging of wounds and ulcers are carried out. This methodology of surgical dressing has been defined within the context of Shashti Upakrama i.e. 60 sorts of remedy defined by Grasp Sushruta within the first chapter of Chikitsa Sthana part. All these 60 remedies are helpful for treating the ulcers and likewise to forestall their issues. These 60 sorts of remedies are included in 7 kinds of remedies known as Sapta Upakrama which Sushruta has talked about within the Sutra Sthana Part (Chapter 17).

Vaikrutapaha is the seventh remedy amongst these 7 remedies. Vaikrutapaha means eradicating the deformities brought on by the ulcers and wounds. It is a form of beauty rebuilding of the ulcer space and to advertise therapeutic in a complete approach. Vaikrutapaha contains of 26 sorts of remedies amongst which Patradana is one.
Learn – Sushruta’s 7 Forms of Remedies Sapta Upakrama


Beneath talked about are the situations by which the ulcers / wounds should be lined with leaves –

  • Sthiranam – motionless ulcers / wounds
  • Alpa mamsanam – ulcers / wounds lined with much less muscle mass, the muscle mass would have gotten destroyed on account of ulcers / wounds as a complication
  • Raukshyaad anuparohataam – wounds / ulcers which haven’t healed on account of excessive dryness in them

Within the above stated situations the ulcers / wounds are lined by the leaves. That is carried out in accordance to the doshas concerned and the prevailing seasons. Leaves having medicinal properties shall be lined on the injuries after having utilized medicinal pastes on them.

Within the above talked about situations, first the medicinal pastes are utilized on the ulcer / wound. Subsequent the ulcer / wound on which the medicinal paste has been utilized are lined with leaves such that the leaves cowl the paste.
Learn – Avasechana Methodology of Wound Care: Which means, Sorts, Scientific Significance

Sanskrit Verses

Forms of leaves

a. In ulcers brought on by vitiated vata – the under talked about leaves are used for protecting –

  • Eranda Patra – leaves of Ricinus communis (castor)
  • Bhurja Patra – leaves of Betula utilis
  • Karanja Patra – leaves of Pongamia pinnata
  • Haridra Patra – leaves of Curcuma longa (turmeric)

b. In ulcers brought on by vitiated pitta and blood – the under talked about leaves are used for protecting –

  • Ashvabala Patra – leaves of Medicago sativa
  • Kashmari (Gambhari) Patra – Gmelina arborea
  • Kshiri Vrksha Patrani – leaves of latex yielding crops / timber
  • Audaka Patra – leaves of crops rising in water (like lotus and so forth)

c. In ulcers brought on by vitiated kapha – the under talked about leaves are used for protecting –

Learn – Charaka Vrana Chikitsa – twenty fifth Chapter – Wounds, Ulcers

Qualities of leaves that are used for protecting the ulcers and wounds

  • Akarkasha – not tough
  • Avichchinnam – not torn
  • Ajirnam – not outdated (needs to be recent)
  • Sukumarakam – tender
  • Ajantu jagdham – not infested with worms and bugs
  • Mrdu – clean

Leaves used to cowl the injuries / ulcers – Causes and advantages

The under talked about needs to be utilized on the ulcer / wound from inside out –

  • Medicinal paste immediately utilized over the ulcer
  • Leaves having medicinal property positioned over the medicinal paste
  • Bandage tied over the leaves

If the leaves usually are not positioned in between the paste of medication and bandage material, the fat and essence of medicines within the paste would come into direct contact with the bandage material and get wasted. To forestall the lack of fat and medicinal essence the leaves are layered between the paste and bandage material. Leaves are additionally utilized on the anointment / medicinal paste for inducing chilly or warmth as per want and to forestall lack of fat within the medicinal pastes as stated above.

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