Types Of Panchakarma

Nasya

Nasya

Nasya in panchakarma refers to administering oil through the nostrils. There are different types of nasya depending on the type of medicated oils used and the body constitution – vata, pitta or kapha or a combination of these doshas. Even the time for nasya depends on the dosha conditions. Ingredients used for Nasya can be oils, ghee, along with herbs like brahmi, henna, basil, and flowers like rose, jasmine etc.

  • Nasal itching
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose

  • Nasal obstruction

  • Ocular

Nasya is a treatment procedure mentioned in Ayurvedic texts for cleansing. The name ‘nasya’ is evident that it is related to the nose. It is a process by which oil is administered through the nostrils. Nasya is a part of panchakarma as it helps in detoxifying the head.

The nasya procedure is simple and is similar to the nasal drops usage to relieve congestion. The luke warm medicated oil as suggested by practitioner which is customized to each person as per the body type is administered through nostrils.