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Abstract

EXPLORATORY STUDY ON ROLE OF FRACTURE HEALING ACTIVITIES OF THELKIRI: A FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSIS SUPPORTING TRADITINAL BENIFITS

Anoma Geethani Samarawickrama*, G. N. Rathnayake

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Sri Lankan Indigenous Medical System denotes a special place for Kedum Bidum Chikitsa. Telkiri is a unique preparation used for final stage of line of treatment in Kedum Bidum Chikitsa. Thelkiri is a special drug preparation which is used for nourishes to the affected sandhi and bhagna. This exploratory study directed towards on different preparation methods and diverse applications of Thelkiri to enhance the awareness of fracture healing properties and find out the possible other indications. Data collected from Traditional practitioner and by using Thalpathe Piliyam, Bhagna Chikitsa Hevath Kedum Bidum Vedakama and Paramparagatha Vattoru Veda Potha. In this study, collected 42 different formulae of Thelkiri and 61 commonly used herbal ingredients. The present study disclosed that Thelkiri posses Tikta Rasa (31%), Laghu Guna (35%), both Ushna and Sheeta Veerya (49%) and Katu in Vipaka (62%). Majority of the ingredients pacified Kapha-Vatahara action (34%). Thelkiri are found to posses Vedana Sthapana (10%), Shothahara (10%), Vruna Ropana (8%), Vruna Shodhana (8%), Balakaraka (8%), Vishaghna (8%), Kushtaghna (7%) and Rakta Stambhana (7%) properties. In this study, 21 preparation methods and 16 types of applications methods were found. According to the analyzed of different preparation methods, commonly used coconut kernel (53%), not added water (100%), oils (50%) and dry powders (50%) and (73%) used for pour squeezed juice, heating method was Bhanu Paka. 85% were applied in the last stage of Bhagna Chikitsa and 12% as used as condition of Thelma. Telkiri used for six different actions and 30% for fixation of the joints. Finally, concluded that pharmacodynamic properties, Dosha Karma and other properties support to quick rearrange of the supportive structures on affected site of the bhagna.

Keywords: Kedum Bidum, Pharmacodynamic properties, Telkiri, Vedana Sthapana.


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