Dr. Gupteshwar Sonawane
Abstract: The wound which is referred as Vrana in Ayurveda, is the oldest element from which the humankind has suffered from it. The healing process of Vrana is a natural process, which also starts immediate after injury. Acharya Sushruta described Vrana at different places in different contex of Sushrut Samhita. The vrana is important topic in academic point of view, patient care and research of newer technique and drugs for easier and effective management. The management of wound is described in Sushruta samhita in very detail manner. He advised sixty upakrama (method) of treating wound is lot of different conditions known as shashtiupakram in Chikitsasthanam. In this review article, we have tried to describe shashti upakrama in the management of vrana according to Susruta Samhita inAyurveda.
Keywords: Vrana, Shashtiupakram, Samhita, sushrut, wound, ashtavidh shastrakarma