A medicinal plaster, composed of Matulanga, Agnimantha, Devadaru, Mahaush-dham, Ahinsra, and Rasna pasted together and applied to the seat of the affection, leads to the resolution of a swelling, due to the action of the deranged Vayu.
A plaster composed of Durva, Nalamulam, Madhu-kam, and Chandanam, as well as plasters composed of drugs of cooling properties, † brings about the resolution of an inflammatory swelling of the Pittaja type, and proves similarly beneficial to a traumatic swelling, or to one which has its origin in the vitiated condition of the blood.
Measures, laid down in connection with a swelling resulting from the effects of poison, would lead to the resolution of a Pittaja swelling as well.
* The nomenclature of the chapter is based, according to certain authorities, on the fact of its jointly treating of eight principal processes of absorption, suppuration, spontaneous bursting, etc. of a swelling; while some there are who hold that the name of the chapter is derived from the fact of its containing remedial measures commonly (Mishrakam ) beneficial to swellings and ulcers.
† Belonging to the groups (Gana) of medicinal herbs, which go by the names of their first components, such as the Kakalyadi group (Gana), the Utpaladi group etc.
A plaster, composed of Ajagandha, Ashvagandha, Kala, Asarala, Ekaishika, and Ajashringi pasted together, and applied to the spot, leads to the resolution of a Kaphaja swelling (appearing at any part of the body).
A plaster, composed of the components of the above-said groups of medicinal drugs and Lodhram, Pathya, Pinditakam, and Ananta, brings about the resolution of a swelling due to the simultaneous derangement of the three fundamental humours of the body (Sannipatikam).
A medicinal plaster, prescribed for a swelling due to the deranged Vayu, should be applied by mixing it with a little rock salt, acid (Amla), and oil or clarified butter. Similarly, a plaster, prescribed for the resolution of a Pittaja swelling, should be applied cold, and with a little quantity of milk added to it. A plaster for the resolution of a Kaphaja swelling should be applied warm to the affected part, and with the addition of a considerable quantity of an alkali and cow's urine.
A plaster composed of the seeds of Shana, Mula, Shigru, Tila and Sarshapa, Yava-powder, Kinva (enzyme), and linseed pasted together, or one consisting of thermogenetic drugs (such as Kustha, Aguru, etc.), would establish suppuration in a swelling.
A plaster composed of Chiravilva, Agnika, Danti, Chitraka, Hayamaraka and the dung of pigeons, vultures and storks (Kanka) pasted together, would lead to the spontaneous bursting of a swelling. An alkali, or its ingredients should be regarded as a powerful auxiliary in bringing about the spontaneous bursting of a swelling.
A plaster composed of the roots and bark of slimy trees (Shalmali, Shelu, etc.), or of barley, wheat, and Masha pulse powdered together, would increase the secretion of pus from an ulcer, or a swelling that has burst. *