Kshar Sutra treatment is a method used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat conditions such as hemorrhoids, fistulas, and fissures. The treatment involves the insertion of medicated threads (called "Kshar Sutras") into the affected area. The threads are made from herbal pastes and are intended to help heal the condition by promoting tissue growth and reducing inflammation. The treatment may also involve the use of herbal supplements, dietary changes, and other Ayurvedic therapies. It's important to note that this treatment should be done by qualified practitioners and not tried at home.

During the treatment, the patient may be given herbal supplements to support the healing process and reduce symptoms such as pain, inflammation, and bleeding. The patient may also be advised to make dietary changes and follow other Ayurvedic therapies to support the healing process.

It's important to note that Kshar Sutra treatment should be performed by qualified practitioners who are trained in this technique, as improper technique or use of contaminated instruments can lead to complications such as infection.

It is also a safe and effective method of treatment for various ano-rectal conditions like piles, fistula in ano, fissure in ano etc.

How Kshar Sutra (Thread) is prepared?

Kshar Sutra (medicated thread) is prepared using a mixture of herbal pastes and other ingredients. The specific composition of the paste can vary depending on the condition being treated and the practitioner's preference.

Typically, the herbal pastes used in Kshar Sutra preparation include ingredients such as:

  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula): a herb that is said to have anti-inflammatory and healing properties
  • Amla (Emblica officinalis): a herb that is rich in Vitamin C and is said to have antioxidant properties
  • Neem (Azadirachta indica): a herb that is said to have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Constipation or pain associated with bowel movements
  • Turmeric (Curcuma longa): a herb that is commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine for its anti-inflammatory and healing properties

In addition to these herbs, other ingredients such as ghee, honey, or cow's milk may also be used to make the paste.

The herbs are first cleaned, dried and then grinded to a fine powder and mixed with the other ingredients to make a paste. The paste is then rolled into thin threads and dried. The threads are then sterilized before being used for treatment.

It's important to note that the preparation of Kshar Sutra should be done by qualified practitioners who are trained in this technique, as the wrong preparation can lead to complications during the treatment.