Ayurveda depends mostly upon the medicinal plants for the remedy. Panchavidha Kashaya Kalpana is basic Preparation method in Bhaishjya Kalpana and Kshara Kalpna is one of them. Kshara is the herbal extracts of plants like Apamarga ( Achyranthes Aspera linn ) Snuhi ( Eyphorbia nerifolia linn )Aragwadha ( Cassia Fistula Lin ) Kutaja ( Holarrhena antidysentrica linn ) Kshar can be a compound or mixture of many herbs or may be from single herb. There is wide range of description available about Kshara as told by Acharyas, This alkaline Preparation has many therapetic usages and even has replaced many surgical procedures. It has the quality of excising ( chedhya ) Cutting (bhedhya), Scraping( Lekhya ) and tridoshaghna.
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