Concept of Kshetrikarana - Process to Get Best Result of Rasa Aushadhi and Rasayana- A Review
The process of Kshetrikarana (purification to body) is mentioned in different Rasasastra texts like Ayurveda Prakasha, Rasatarangini, etc in the context of Parada Sevanavidhi (intake of mercurial preparations). Kshethrikarana includes the therapies like Pachana, Snehana, Swedana, Vamana and Virechana. While in Rasashastra ,Shodhana procedures are described before intake of Rasaaushadhi and Rasayana. According to Ayurveda the Shareera is considered as the Kshetra and Atma as Kshetragya. The health condition of an individual depends upon their and Kshetra (Shareera) and Kshetragya (Atma). To bring our body and Atma in pure harmonic balanced stage complete purification of body is required. Without this there is no effect of taking Rasaaushadhi and Rasayana. This unique concept is described in Ayurveda Prakasha of Acharya Sri Madhava. The method of doing purification procedures in prior to administration of Rasaaushadhi and Rasayana therapy is called as Kshethrikarana. Concept of Kshetrikarana was studied in detail and conclusion was drawn. This unique approach of Kshethrikarana can be used in Swastha person before Rasayana therapy to prepare the body and also in diseased person it can be given to get the maximum benefits of the medicine in the shortest duration of time. The procedures for Kshethrikarana can be seen imbibed within Panchakarma therapy but all Panchakarma procedures are not adopted for Kshethrikarana. Kshethrikarana includes the therapies like Pachana, Snehana, Swedana, Vamana and Virechana. Kshethrikarana presents a unique approach in Ayurveda with specially designed procedures for purification of the body. Kshethrikarana is not merely a Shodhana therapy but also, allows the biological system to return to its homeostasis & to rejuvenate rapidly & also facilitates the desired Pharmacotherapeutic effects of medicine administered thereafter.
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