This book is a monograph on Lekhana property described in Ayurveda. A detailed study of Ayurvedic literature reveals that Lekhana as a property was first explained in Charaka Samhita.
The Lekhaniya drugs and concept of Lekhana remained as an unexplored mystery in Ayurvedic science. Apart from Lekhaniya Dashemani group of herbs, number of medicinal and food plants, which are having Lekhana property, have been mentioned in the texts. Lekhana is very broad term in which drying up or desiccation of all excess Dosha, Dhatu and Malas take place.
The Lekhana drug acts by scraping, scratching, or by removal of the excess Doshas. In this regard, Lekhana drug could be effective in reducing obesity and also all the benign and malignant growths.