Dr Sheethal Raj, Dr Shaithya Raj, Dr Devan Reghunathan
Abstract: Charaka Samhitha, Susrutha Samhitha and Ashtanga Hridaya are the three text books which are considered as Brihatrayees in Ayurveda, Acharya Charaka mentioned Shalya karmas like Utkarthanaie incision, Upadhanaie medicinal application on incised scalp, Rakthamokshanaie bloodletting, Prathisaranaie bloodletting by rubbing with leaves, Agnikarmaie thermal cauterization, under Chathurvimshathiupakramasie twenty four treatment modalities of the treatment of Visha. There are references of Chedhanaie excision, and lekhanaie scrapping also in Visha Chikitsa. This article is an attempt to emphasize different Shalya Karmas in Visha Chikitsa as per Brihatrayees.
Keywords: Charaka Samhitha, Susrutha Samhitha, Ashtanga Hridaya, Rakthamokshana