Agnikarma is one of the important para-surgical procedure described in Ayurveda which is still in practice widely. Sushruta Samhita has extensively described Agnikarma methods, instruments, prerequisites and probable complications as well. This review is an attempt to present all descriptions in a methodical manner for better analysis & practical considerations by the practitioners & scholars. Specifically in the field of pain management and cosmetic therapy Agni karma procedure can be very effective. It’s convenience & low cost has gained  wider acceptability. More scientific studies and evaluation are required on Agni karma procedure to widen its applicability and benefit the mankind at large.

Key words: Agnikarma, Ayurveda, Sushruta Samhita, para-surgical procedure

PDF Dr Debsmita Mohanty WJAS May 2017