ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: PANCHAVALKALA KASHAYADHARA IN VENOUS STASIS ULCER
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Maneesha P.C *, Smitha Manoj
Abstract: A chronic wound is a wound that does not heal within 3 months. Venous stasis ulcer is a type of chronic ulcer. A 37 year old male presented with two ulcers near left ankle joint since 6 months, associated with itching followed by hyper pigmentation. Gradually an ulcer near lateral malleolus of left leg was formed with pain, itching and seropurulent discharge. Slowly one more ulcer was formed nearby medial malleolus of same leg with itching; discharge and mild cellulitis were noticed. There was no history of fever, constipation and other systemic illness. A positive family history was noted. This case was diagnosed as venous stasis ulcer, from detailed history taking and Trendelenburg’s test. Internally Amritotharam Kashayam was given 15 ml + 45 ml of water, twice daily for first 7 days. Externally Panchavalkala Kashaya Dhara (380 C) was administered for 20 minutes, twice daily from the first day to 28th day. The clinical features like pain, itching, swelling and discharge were not found after 14 days of treatment and Hyper pigmentation slightly improved. The ulcer was almost healed at the 4th week. Panchavalkala possesses, Kashaya Rasa, Stambhana, Grahi and Krimighna. Thus, it possesses anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti - parasitic effect, which help to cure the ulcer.
Keyword: Venous stasis ulcer, Dushta Vrana, Panchavalkala, Dhara