Research Article of International Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
Lotus Leaves an Alternate Wound Dressing Material in Chronic Non-Healing Venous Ulcers
Dr. Rajeshwari P. N1, Dr. Sreejith S. J2, Dr. Sharath S.G3
1Associate Professor, Dept of Shalya Tantra (Surgery), Amrita School of Ayurveda, Amritapuri, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,India; 2P.G Scholar, Dept of Shalya Tantra (Surgery), Amrita School of Ayurveda, Amritapuri, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,India; 3Associate Professor, Dept of Rachana Shareeram (Anatomy) Amrita School of Ayurveda, Amritapuri, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,India
It is a case report of 48-year-old male patient of chronic non-healing Venous ulcer. Five ulcers were found on inspection on medial aspect of left foot. Symptoms started as slight discoloration, before 30 years. As days progressed even a small scratch leads to ulcer formation. He managed the condition by taking allopathic medicine and got a satisfactory result. But the discoloration persisted, and the ulcers reoccurred with severe burning sensation and itching. Again, he took homeopathic medication and got symptomatic relief. Due to the recurrence of ulcers, Ayurvedic treatment was started on In-Patient basis followed by both external and internal medications. Externally, patient was treated by Patradaana(a type of wound healing treatment using leaves) with Jathyadi kera tailam (oil Preparation) and internally by Syp. Cardorium plus (Herbal formulation), Sahacharadi Kashaya (Medicated Decoction) and Triphala guggulu (Tablet). Sterile Lotus leaves smeared with Jathyadi kera taila were used for covering the ulcer site and the bandage was retained for 12hrs. Later the ulcer sites were covered with a gauze to avoid exposing to the uncleanness, until the next bandage. The procedure is continued for 8days. Sahacharadi Kashaya (Medicated Decoction) and Triphala guggulu (Tablet) were advice for a period of 3weeks and Syrup. Cardorium plus (Herbal formulation) was continued for 2months. This was an attempt to bring the concepts mentioned in Ayurveda classics for Vrana treatment and got a satisfactory result after following this treatment protocol.
Keywords: Venous Ulcer, Patradaana(a type of wound healing treatment using leaves), Cardorium plus (Herbal formulation)
How to cite this article:
Dr. Rajeshwari P. N., Sreejith S. J, Sharath S.G. Lotus Leaves an Alternate Wound Dressing Material in Chronic Non-Healing Venous Ulcers .International Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine 2018, 3:9. DOI: 10.28933/ijtcm-2018-08-2901
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