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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37-41

Netra Tarpana - Gladdening ocular therapeutics of Ayurveda A review


1 Professor, Dept. of Shalakya Tantra, MGACH & RC, Salod (H), Wardha (MH), India
2 Asso. Prof., Department of Dravyaguna
3 Prof. & Head, Dept of Panchakarma, MGACH & RC, Salod (H), Wardha (MH), India

Correspondence Address:
Sunita Magar
Professor, Dept. of Shalakya Tantra, MGACH & RC, Salod (H), Wardha (MH)
India
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Netra”, the Eyes hold special status among the all sense organs. Tremendous advancements that have come across in ophthalmic care from ages until recent era is a boon for the Ayurvedic Ophthalmology. The word Kriyakalpa comprises with two words Kriya and Kalpa. Kriya means therapeutic procedures used to cure disease and Kalpa means practicable, possible manner of acting, prescribed rule. Kriyakalpa means specific formulation used for therapy in Ayurvedic Ophthalmology. It includes selection of specific procedure, preparation of special drug form and proper application to the eyes. One such Ayurvedic ocular therapeutic is Kriyakalpa. Ayurvedic ocular therapeutics “Kriyakalpa” includes specific formulations and procedures of Ayurvedic Ophthalmology. Netra Tarpana(Eye gladdening) is one among five Kriyakalpa procedures. Netra Tarpana is most prominent and widely recommended Kriyakalpa in 80% of ocular ailments. In this review an attempt is made to understand the significance and scientific basis of Kriyakalpa and in specific Netra Tarpana through search engines. The ocular conditions like Dry Eye Syndrome, Computer Vision Syndrome, Myopia and other can be treated successfully with Netra Tarpana. Susruta has recommended Netra Tarpana in healthy individual as a eye gladdening and rejuvenation therapy. The results show that highest number (n=89 in Google scholar; n=5 in PMC) in two indexing areas shows the importance and popularity of NetraTarpana in ophthalmic care.


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