Treatment Of Danta-Veshta, Etc

In a case of Danta-Veshta, the swelling should be first bled and then rubbed with a pulverised compound of Rodhra, Pattanga, Yashti-madhu and Lákshá mixed with a profuse quantity of honey. A decoction of (the bark of) the Kshiri trees, mixed with sugar, honey and clarified butter (as an after-throw) should be used as gurgles (Gandusha). Clarified butter, cooked with the drugs of the Kákolyádi group with ten times its own weight of milk, should be used as snuff (Nasya). In a case of Saushira, the affected parts, after being properly bled, should be plastered (Lepa) with Lodhra, Musta and Rasánjana, pounded together and mixed with honey. A decoction of the Kshiri trees should be used as gurgles (Gandusha), and clarified butter cooked with the paste-compound of Sárivá, Utpala, Yashti-madhu. Sávara (Lodhra) Aguru, (red) Chandana and ten times its own weight of milk should be recommended as an errhine. 11-12.

* Vrinda and Chakrapáni do not read Vid-lavana.

† Vrinda and Chakra-datta do not read Musla, nor Rasánjana.

Treatment Of Pari-Dara, Etc

In a case of Pari-dara the treatment should consist of the remedies described in connection with Sitáda In a case of Upa kusá as well, * the system of the patient should be cleansed both ways (by means of emetics and purgatives), and his head should be cleansed with Siro-virechana. The affected part (in a case of Upa-kus'a) should, in addition, be bled (by rubbing it over) with the leaves of the Kákodumbariká, or of the Goji, or with the application of a medicinal compound composed of the five officinal kinds of salt and Trikatu mixed with honey. Tepid watery solutions † of Pippali, (white) Sarshapa, Nágara, and Nichula fruits should also be used as gurgles (Kavala). The use of clarified butter cooked with the drugs of the Madhuta (Kákolyádi) group as errhine (Nasya) and gurgle (Kavala) is also recommended. 13-14.

* This shows that cleansing the system by means of emetics and purgatives, as well as with S'iro-virechana should be resorted to in a case of Pari-dara as well.

† The solution may be prepared with the drugs taken together or separately.

Treatment of Danta-Vaidarbha, etc.:

- In a case of Danta-Vaidarbha, the regions about the roots of the teeth should be cleansed by opening them with a (Mandalágra) instrument and subsequently treated with alkaline applications. Cooling measures should also be resorted to (during the treatment of this disease). In a case of Adhika-danta, the additional tooth should be uprooted and removed; then (in order to arrest the bleeding, if any), the part should be cauterised with fire, and then an experienced physician should apply the remedies mentioned under the head of worm-eaten teeth (Krimi-dantaka), 15-16

Treatment Of Adhi-Mámsa

in a case of Adhi-mámsa, the additional fleshy growth about the roots of a tooth should be removed (with a knife) and treated with a compound of Vachá, Tejovati, Páthá, Sarjiká and Yava-kshára, pasted together with honey. Powdered Pippali, mixed with honey, should be used as a gurgle (Kavala); and a decoction of Patola, Triphalá and Nimba for washing the affected part. Errhines (Siro-virechana) and inhalation of Vairechana smoke, (that lead to the secretion of mucus from the head), would likewise prove efficacious in such cases. 17.