What is Bedsores?

Bed sores are wounds that occur in areas of body which are under constant pressure. It usually occurs in bedridden patients.

Bed sores are also called pressure ulcer or decubitus ulcer. It is a serious problem affecting bedridden fragile old people. It can occur when a patient is bedridden, immobile, and unconscious or having deficient tactile sensation. Elderly people who are diabetic or with circulatory disorder and poor nutrition are more prone to bedsores.


Bedsores happen when a bedridden or immobile person is not moved regularly or mal-positioned leading to hampered blood supply for 2-3 hours which then leads to reddish purple skin, its rupture and wound formation which when left untreated leads to infections.

Stages of Bedsore

Symptoms develop through four stages:-

  • Stage 1-red or purple discolouration of skin
  • Stage 2-open sores, blister occurs
  • Stage 3-crates like appearance of skin
  • Stage 4-large wounds with severe damage to underlying tissues, muscles, bones, tendons etc.


  • Skin discolouration to red/purple
  • Swelling
  • Wounded skin
  • Oozing from skin
  • Puss like draining
  • Warm to touch

Preventive Measures

  • Proper positioning and changing position every 2 hours of a bedridden patient.
  • Keeping legs slightly raised may help in proper blood circulation.
  • Frequent checking of skin for redness or minor wounds.
  • Provide soft cushioning, pads in wheelchair and beds.
  • Use bubble mattress or specialized bedding for bedridden patients.
  • Use body creams or lotions regularly to prevent cracking of skin

Ayurvedic Management Of Bedsores


Diagnosis is based on appearance of skin and staging is done accordingly.


Bedsores are very slow to heal and when infected makes the situation even worse. Patient may suffer from recurrent fever and chills, cellulitis, bone and joint infection, marjolin’s ulcer, sepsis etc. which are severe complications of bed sores. Infection may spread all over body and cause secondary diseases.

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Treatment Principle

Vrnahara chikitsa according to extend of dosha vitiation have to be followed.

Internal Medicines

  • Guggulu tiktaka ghrita
  • Sarivadyasava
  • Rasagandhi mezhugu

External Application

  • Jatyadi ghrita
  • Jeevantyadi yamakam
  • Sinduradi lepam
  • Rasothamadi lepam
  • Kshalana (washing of wound) – triphala churna

Purifactory Therapy

  • Raktamoksha (blood letting)
  • Vanesection – siravedham
  • Jalookava charanam (leech therapy)

Surgical Methods

  • Patana – incision
  • Vyadhana – puncturing
  • Chedana – excision
  • Lekhana – scraping
  • Prachanna – rubbing
  • Sivana – suturing

Single Drugs Used in Bedsores

  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Durva (Cynodon dactylon)
  • Nimbi (Azadirachta indica)
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Diet in Bedsores

Pathya (Do’s)

  • Proper hygiene of the area containing bedsore
  • Low carbohydrate easy to digest vegetarian diet .

Apathya (Don’ts)

  • Avoid katu, amla, lavana rasa (tastes), snigha (unctous), abisyandiahara
  • Avoid Vidahiahara (acidic food)
  • Avoid Yougurt, oily, spicy, non vegetarian, deep fried food

Mudra Therapy

  • Prithvi mudra-to increase energy levels of body, reduce weakness and fatigue
  • Gyanmudra-to ease tension, mental stress, anxiety


  • Anuloma viloma pranayama-helps in increasing oxygen levels of body thus contributing to better circulation and wound healing

Frequently Asked Questions

Question) What is are bedsores?

Answer) Bed sores are wounds that occur in areas of body which are under constant pressure. It usually occurs in bedridden patients.

Question) What are the major symptoms of bedsore?

Answer) Skin discolouration to red/purple, Swelling, Wounded skin, Oozing from skin, Puss like draining and Warm to touch are the major symptoms of bedsore.

Question) Isthere any treatment in Ayurveda for bedsore?

Answer) Yes, Ayurveda has successful treatment for bedsore using natural friendly measures.


Bedsores are a common problem faced by bedridden patients which proves to be more troublesome than the actual disease itself. Adequate precaution must be taken by the caretakers of a bedridden patient to prevent bed sore formation. Following Ayurveda will help in better healing and recovery through safe and complete nature friendly treatment modalities.

IAFA is the best Ayurvedicdestination for the complete cure of all kinds of bedsores.

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Dr. Sahil Gupta completed his Bachelor of Ayurveda in Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) and Master’s Degree in Health Administration (MHA) India. He is Registered Ayurvedic Doctor & Vaidya in India having Registration No. 23780. He is the CEO and founder of IAFA. After completing BAMS, Dr. Sahil Gupta started practicing Ayruveda by giving prime importance to allergic disorders management. He became the first Ayurvedic doctor to cure Food Allergies through Ayurveda. Read More About Dr. Sahil Gupta.

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