Nasya Non-pareil: The Nasal Route To Better Health
Ayurveda’s medical philosophy emphasizes on the aspect of restoring biological energies so that it returns to its normal functioning through a more natural way of treatment. This allows for the body’s immunity to take over and fight off ailments.
Two main forms of treatment are administered under Ayurveda - Shodhana and Shamana. Shodhana focuses on removing toxins from the body through purification while Shamana refers to administering medications like powder, tablets, decoction, etc. The Panchakarma treatment is primarily part of the Shodhana form of treatment and is found to be the most important.
Nasya therapy is one of five administered treatments in Panchakarma. It refers to medication given through the nasal route involving various herbal formulations in the form of ghee, powder, fresh juice or oil for Nasya. It is considered to be very effective when used in the right manner. Let’s find out more about the Nasya benefits.
How Nasya works
When the medicated herbal formula is applied through the nostrils, it flows through to reach the membrane of the brain. It alerts the nerves that connect the scalp and the brain thereby helping with hair follicles too.
There are different types of Nasya treatment and they’re usually administered according to the imbalanced doshas.
Cleansing Nasya or ShodhanaIt is also termed in Nasya Ayurveda as Virechan or Shodhana. It is given to those with a Kapha type of imbalance causing headache, heaviness, swelling, cold, congestion, itching, stiffness, etc. It also helps control excess secretions, salivation, anorexia, epilepsy, rhinitis, etc.
Nutritional Nasya or BrihmanaAlso known as Bruhana Nasya, it is administered to those experiencing Vata type imbalance. It usually requires oil (or meat juice in very rare circumstances) to be mixed with plant extract resin like camphor. It is used for problems like migraines, toothache, earache, vision problems, sleep, difficulty in waking up, etc.
Sedative Nasya or Shamana
Shamana Nasya or sedative Nasya is administered to those who experience a pitta type imbalance. It uses ghee (meat juice n very rare circumstances) or water for its treatment. Health issues including dandruff, premature wrinkling, discoloration of facial skin cells, premature graying, disease of the hair and skin, etc.
What are Nasya’s main ingredients?
Don’t worry, it’s the safest there is. It’s Medicated Cow’s Ghee.
Ghee has soothing properties. Plus, it delays premature graying and strengthens the immune system.
Our silent worker, Yashtimadu benefits hair health by calming the aggravated pitta levels in you so your dosha won’t act grumpy anymore. It also takes up the role of a hair tonic and brain tonic working on nerves and those responsible for your hair.
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Types of Nasya
- Virechana (cleansing) Nasya: Dry herbs or powders like brahmi and jatamamsi are blown into the nose.
- Bruhana (nutritive) Nasya: Nourishing and strengthening substances like medicated oils, ashwagandha ghee and different types of oils are administered through the nose.
- Shamana (sedative) Nasya: Different decoctions, teas, oils and fresh juice of herbs that pertain to the dosha are used. Substances like tikta ghee and brahmi ghee are used.
- Navana Nasya: Decoctions, oils and fresh juices like brahmi juice and vacha juice are mixed together to treat the dosha in question.
- Marshya: A small dose of Ayurvedic nose oil or ghee is introduced into the nostrils with the little finger. This is combined with a gentle massage to help relieve stress and open the deep tissues. This can be done on a regular basis or occasionally. If it is done on a daily basis it is called prati marshy.
How to Do Nasya Oil
Nasal lubrication with the help of Nasya oil should ideally moisturise the internal parts of your nose and sooth the nasal passages, so as to facilitate unhindered breathing. The Ayurvedic nose drops will in the process clear any nasal congestion and relieve stress and tension. Many people have taken advantage of these nasya oil benefits.
How to Apply Traya’s Nasya : TRAYA GHRIT
Since Traya Ghrit focuses on managing Pitta dosha, it works towards helping your hair health in terms of the above described health issues. It pervades all throughout the head, nourishes hair roots and stimulates the nerves on the scalp to enable hair growth.
Use it in the following manner :
- Warm the nasal drops by dipping the bottle in warm water.
- Lie down
- Pour the nasal drops in each nostril depending on your dosage.
- Then, just breathe it in and relax.
How to Do Nasya at Home
Lie down on your back, tilt your head back and hang your head off the edge of your bed (if you are at home). Put 3-5 Nasya drops in each nostril, try and cover every part of the nostril/nasal membranes. Sniff hard and allow the Nasya to enter inside. This Nasyam treatment can be done conveniently at home.
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