Nasya – An Ayurvedic Therapeutic
Deepak Kumar Ahuja and Vandana
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Nasya is a kind of Panchkarna treatment for body cleansing used in Ayurvedic medicine. Administration of drugs by the route of nasal cavity is termed as nasya, nāvana, nasya karma are synonymous to nasya. The nose is the gateway into the head, the sinuses and deeper into the lungs. Different types of nasya come under two main categories, which are Shamana and Shodana. Shamana nasya helps to pacify an imbalance and is generally more calming and nourishing to nervous system. On the other hand, Shodana Nasya helps to remove the imbalanced excess from the body, therefore more detoxifying and clearing for the channels of the head. In present review article, we have tried to understand the mode of action i.e. pharmacodynamices of Nasya kama.