Sciatica - Ranga Baya

intense burning and pain in the body which spread from the site of bite upwards and ultimately concentrate at the site of bite arc the main signs and symptoms of scorpion sting poisoning. Swelling of the tongue, difficulty in swallowing and unconsciousness may also occur in some cases.

External Applications

1. Wash the site of sting with concentrated salt water.

2. Lepa (plaster) of the following at the site of the sting.

a. Powder of purified Narasara (ammonium chloride) and Sudha (lime).

b. Arisaka Phala (soap nut) in water.

c. Jayapala (croton seed) in water.

d. Lepa of juice of leaves of Tulasi (sacred basil) in the juice of Bijapura (lemon) and Gomutra (cow's urine).

e. Lepa of root of Vatsanabha (aconite) in water at the site of sting. This drug should be handled cautiously on account of its poisonous nature.

Simple Preparations

1. Ghee-50 g. and honey-100 g. to be taken with 250 ml. of milk and 5 to 10 g. Sarkara (raw sugar) once a day.

2. Decoction of fruit of Arisaka (soap nut)-14 to 28 ml. or its powder-3 to 6 g. to be taken with water once a day.