A critical analysis to untangle the Deepana and Paachana Karma

  • Dr. Shriram Murtugudde V Post Graduate Scholar, Dept of PG studies in Ayu. Samhitha and Siddhanta, Govt. Ayurveda Medical College, Mysuru, Karnataka, INDIA.
  • Dr. Shreevathsa Professor and Head, Dept of PG studies in Ayu. Samhitha and Siddhanta, Govt. Ayurveda Medical College, Mysuru, Karnataka, INDIA.
Keywords: Deepana, Paachana, Agni

Abstract

Introduction: Deepana and Paachana are the highly integral part of Ayurveda Chikitsa. The two are considered into Sapta Vidha Shamana. Paachana is one among the Dashavidha Laghana. The details of Paachana and Deepana along with their utility is scattered in the lexicons of Ayurveda. The two Upakrama are sometimes used in combination and in some conditions they are solely utilized. The two Upakrama though seem to be similar there are differentiating factors between the two. There seems to be lacunae in the knowledge of Deepana and Paachana as Karma Lakshana of the two are be well defined. Materials and Methods: In the present work the literature has been surfed to find the relevant information about Deepana and Paachana. Discussion and Conclusion: The study reveals that Agni Mahabhoota Pradhana Dravya can effectively bring about both Deepana and Paachana Karma. Both Karma share a common identity that the both enhance Agni Bala. The two differ from each other with respect to their utility. Deepana is essential to maintain the Agni in Deepta Avastha for Swasthya Rakshana, while Paachana is essential in Atura Avastha when Ama or Saamatva prevails in Shareera.

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How to Cite
Dr. Shriram Murtugudde V, & Dr. Shreevathsa. (2020). A critical analysis to untangle the Deepana and Paachana Karma. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 5(04), 276-282. Retrieved from https://www.jaims.in/jaims/article/view/982
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Review Article