Study to Evaluate the Preventive Effect of Pratimarsha Nasya and Dhumapana in Tamaka Shwasa w.s.r. to Seasonal Bronchial Asthma

  • Ravina Mehra National Institute of Ayurveda,Jaipur,Rajasthan
  • Kashinath Samagandi Assistant Professor, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Keywords: Dhumapana, Pratimarsha Nasya, Tamaka Shwasa


Asthma is one of the most prevalent chronic health conditions among children and adults. Due to increasing incidence and prevalence of Tamaka Shwasa (bronchial asthma) there is a need of prevention. In Ayurveda for management of Tamaka Shwasa medicines are available and for prevention some methods are available like Dhumapana, Vaman, Swedan, Virechan, Nasya (Pratimarshya Nasya) Karma. It may help to relive the complaints, and prevents further attack. So there is a need to find a suitable measure for this purpose. So effect of Pratimarsha Nasya and Dhumapana in prevention of Tamaka Shwasa (Seasonal Bronchial Asthma) is assessed in this study. Materials & Methods: An open Randomised clinical trial was carried out on 30 patients who were equally divided into two groups, between the ages of 18-60 years. The duration of treatment was 2 months. Clinical evaluation was done by assessment criteria, subjective and objective parameter. Results:  Pratimarsha Nasya and Dhumapana are effective in decreased AEC and increased FVC, FEV1 in studied cases and showed significant results regarding subjective parameters in both groups.Discussion & Conclusion:  It can be concluded that Pratimarsha nasya and Dhumapana can be used as effective and safe therapeutic procedure in the prevention of Tamaka Shwasa (Seasonal Bronchial Asthma).


Author Biography

Ravina Mehra, National Institute of Ayurveda,Jaipur,Rajasthan
PG Scholar,Swasthavritta Dept.
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