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Nasya - Nasal drops

Nasya Treatment

Nasya Oil treatment

Nasya is one of the five main therapies of Panchakarma, but is also powerful medicine as stand alone therapy. The nose is the doorway to the brain, mind and consciousness. Prana, or life-force energy, enters our bodies through the breath so it is vital that the nostrils are free from blockages, well lubricated and in a healthy condition.

The Nasya treatment aids the lubrication and cleansing of the nostrils and stimulates other benefits throughout the whole of the neck and head. It has a calming effect on the nervous system. It is the nasal administration of medicinal herbs and oils for the purpose for treating a whole range of ailments from the neck up. The treatment starts with gentle warm oil massage at head, neck & facial areas. It is followed by heat/steam treatment.

Indication for Nasya:

  1. Dry nasal passage, sore throat, hoarse voice

  2. Stiffness in the neck, jaw pain, facial paralysis

  3. Headaches, migraines and various eye and ears problems

  4. It relieves mental and emotional stress, anxiety, fear and negativity.

Different oils are used to treat differing symptoms or aliments. Nasya oil is infused with special herbs that both nourish and lubricate the sinus cavities.

Benefits of Nasya:

  1. Opens and clears breathing channels.

  2. Great relief for allergies, sinusitis, migraine headache, and frequent colds

  3. It prevents early graying of hair, reduces hair fall

  4. It promotes clarity of perception, intuition and stimulates memory

  5. It enhances cerebral circulation

  6. Slow aging, brings glow on face

  7. Good sleep

  8. Relieves stress

Contraindication of Nasya:

  1. Pregnancy, the woman who has recently delivered.

  2. Indigestion or full stomach

  3. Acute fever

  4. Diarrhea

  5. Just after shower or bath

  6. One who has taken alcohol

Suggested Use: 

As a part of daily routine - Put 2-3 drops of sesame oil or Ghee in each nostril.

For Kapha Congestion and blocked nostril, medicated oil like Anu Tailam can be used- 2-4 drops in each nostril.

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