Kriyakalpa- Ayurvedic Therapeutics in Netra Roga
Jitesh Marote and A B Deshmukh
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Ayurveda is science of life and its basic aim is to maintain health of human beings and cure the illness. It is one of the oldest scientific medical systems in the world, with long record of clinical experience. Eye is most important organ in the body, which is Adhisthana of Darshanendriya. We must protect and take loving care of this delicate organ, because good vision is necessary for social as well as intellectual development of individual. Diseases of eye, nose, ear, throat comes under the heading of Urdhwajatrugata Vyadhis. Among all of them Acharya Sushruta in Uttartantra described eye anatomy, eye diseases and its treatment more in detail as compared to other Indriyas. Kriyakalpa is main therapeutic procedure of Netra Roga, described in separate chapter in Uttartantra of Sushruta Samhita. In this review article details about Kriyakalpa, their indication, types, mode of action and its importance in Netra Roga Chikitsa will be discussed.