The use of drugs or medicated oil by route of the nostrils is known as nasya. This therapeutic measure is especially indicated for the treatment of diseases of the head. According to ayurveda, the nasal cavity needs oil.
Nostril therapy is indicated for the following complaints:
itching or certain swelling in the neck region nasal catarrh, certain loss of voice and taste, and epilepsy.
It is contraindicated for patients below seven years and above 80 years of age.
Drugs used for Ayurvedic Nostril therapy are:
- Pipali – Piper longnum linn (long pepper ).
- Leaves of Lasuna – Allium sativum linn (garlic leek ).
- Marica – Piper nigrum linn (black pepper ).