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Chikitsa Prakaara: Snaihika Dhoomapaana

Prakaara Paribhaashaa:

  • This is a type of medicated smoking which is done with unctuous drugs and which is done for Brimhan`a (nourishing) purpose.


  • The Snaihika type of smoking can be inhaled by nose or by mouth.
  • The Tarpaka Kapha is responsible for the nourishment and proper functioning of the brain. Aggravation of Vaata Dosha in the S`hiras brings about depletion of KaphaRasa and Majjaa. This has to be restored and can be effectively done by either Brimhan`a Nasya or Snaihika Dhoomapaaana.
  • The procedure should be done during Vaata Vriddhi Kaala (the time when Vaata aggravation occurs).

Last updated on April 30th, 2021 at 07:16 am

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