This era is known as the era of technology, information, industrialization and urbanization, for comfort and growth of the economy we explore and exploit nature and in return, it gives us an adverse impact on our health.

The climatic condition changes to the extreme from season to season. In this sense, the air gets polluted which leads to many respiratory tract problems and allergies.

The nose is a sense organ that performs two functions i.e. olfactory and respiratory. Due to its direct contact with the external environment, it is exposed to a lot of microorganisms and pollutants present in the atmosphere. Due to the increased environmental pollution and busy life, rhinitis is a common disease in this present era.

Ayurveda is a system of traditional medicine that has its origins in India. It is considered, along with traditional Chinese medicine, one of the oldest medical systems in the world. The meaning of this word in Sanskrit would be something like “truth or knowledge of the duration of life” or “the science of life.”

This ancient medicine is based on the use of medicinal plants to treat any diseases. These treatments can be from, massages, therapies, diet, body constitution, to medicated smoke.

 

What is Medicated Smoking?

Medicated smoking (Dhumapana) is a sure cure for many disorders. This method of treatment involves inhaling and exhaling medicinal smoke. It is a fine treatment for various sinus and respiratory diseases.

Acute sinusitis, asthma, sneezing, infections of the lower respiratory tract, cough etc. are treated using Dhoomapana. The removal of mucous toxins also rejuvenates the person’s mental status and provides him with ample freshness. The smoke helps to dry the excessive mucus and also lowers pain.

Dhumapana (literally “drinking smoke”), has been practised for over 2,000 years. According to Ayurveda, it is believed that proper Dhumapana can clear the channels in the supraclavicular region and the respiratory tract. So, this practice can prevent and cure diseases in these regions.

 

Benefits Of Medicated Smoking:

  • It is very beneficial in balancing the Kapha.
  • Helps to clear the nose and throat of any sputum.
  • It is very beneficial in problems such as running nose, cough, allergic conditions, blocked nose etc.
  • It is also effective in cases like headaches, heaviness, etc.
  • Overall, it is good for a healthy respiratory system.
  • It can be done multiple times a day. So, it can be an alternative to regular smoking. Hence it is one of the ways to quit smoking.

 

Herbs Used In The Medicated Smoking

The herbs and spices use here have special properties to act against these mucous wastes. Spices and herbs (horse gram, long pepper, guggul, aconite, albizzia tree, turmeric, lac stick, garlic, liquorice, etc.), are crushed and mixed with oil and ghee. Then is wrapped into a pencil form and it’s dry all night. When it’s ready you can smoking

 

The Nasya Treatment

The treatment “Nasya” or nasal application of herbal oil is done prior to Dhoomapana and forms the initial part of this therapy. It is done to drain out the excessive mucous clogs.

The next step is the inhalation part. Inhalation uses a special tube and the process is repeated 8 to 15 times a day and continued for up to 4 days for an effective cure.

The outcome of such continuous treatments shows positive results in stopping sinusitis and certain respiratory ailments.

The inflammations are reduced, recurrence of the disease is prevented, and also is stop the production of excess mucous.

 

How To Perform Dhumapana

First, you need to sit straight, attentive, with your mouth open and inhale the smoke through each nostril alternatively. So, while inhaling from one nostril, you should close the other.

Inhalation should be done thrice – inhaling the smoke and letting it out together from one bout. So, three such bouts should be done each time. Smoke should be inhaled through the nose first if the imbalanced Doshas are in the nose and head.

When the Doshas are in the throat – inhalation should be done first by the mouth and later by a nose. The smoke should be thrown only through the mouth. If let out through the nose, it produces a loss of vision. 

As we said at the beginning of the post, the nose is one of the most important organs of the body. So it is very important to keep our nostrils as clean as we can. So, take a risk and try this ancient way of cleaning your nostrils through medicated smoke.

 

Conclusion

Ayurveda is a natural cure of almost every disease and problem. From hair to foot you can treat even a little issue with the help of Ayurvedic herbs or treatments. Arogyadham is an ayurvedic tratment centre in India in which we treat a lot of health and other issues with the use of ayurvedic medicines. You can also ask our doctors about any query regarding your health issue or anything. We will always be there to help you out. Do not hesitate to contact us anytime.

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