Treatment of Superficial big Burn Wound by Haridra Malahara - A Single Case Report
Burn is defined as the coagulative necrosis of tissue and loss of continuity of the surface epithelium due to fire. In burn wound there is more secretion of serum and after healing, there is more chance of thick scar formation and contracture formation. Though various treatment modalities are used for dressing of burn wounds; still there are chances of more secretion of serum, contracture formation and slow healing. Whereas in Ayurveda, there is a variety of burn wound healing agents. One of them is haridra malahar, a combination of haridra (curcuma longa linn) Daruharidra (Berberis aristata), manjistha (Rubia cordifolia Linn), Yasthimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Rattan jot (Alkna Tinktoria), Siktha (bee wax), and coconut oil. A 40-year-old male patient presented with 20 % burn present on the face and both hands was treated with sterile haridra malahar dressing externally (for 50 days) and diclofenac sodium 50mg tablet orally (one two times a day for 10 days). At the end of the 8th week the wound had healed completely, leaving only a minimal scar and no contracture. Observations showed that less secretion of serum, less scar formation and good healing is possible with local application Haridra Malahara.