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Practical Utility and Scope of Dhoomapana in Nasal Disorders

Shamsa Fiaz



Dhoomapana is an important therapy advocated for the prevention and cure of diseases of the head caused by kapha and vāta and also for the treatment of the diseases related to ENT. Dhūmapāna may be defined as the process by which the medicated smoke is taken either through the mouth or nose and releasing it only through the mouth. In Ayurvedic texts this procedure is advocated as a part of dinacaryā (daily regimen), or pradhānakarma (main therapeutic procedure) and often as a paścātkarma (post procedure) in Nasya therapy. Dhūmapāna is the most practical and the best procedure to remove kapha from nasal passages and sinuses. Thus, the medicines administered through Dhūmapāna are plant based volatile compounds which are absorbed readily through mucous membrane as they are volatile in nature and in micro ionized form for treating nasal disorders particularly and also play an important role in maintaining the health and cure of the diseases related to ENT.

Keywords: ENT, smoking, Dhūmapāna, dhoomapana

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Shamsa Fiaz. Practical Utility and Scope of Dhoomapana in Nasal Disorders. Journal of AYUSH: Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy. 2016; 5(3): 29–35p.



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