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Pratimarsha Nasya: A Promotive Care for Disease Related to Air Borne Infection and Air Pollution

Nishant Shukla


Air borne infection and air pollution has been a major cause of ailments. It is responsible for severe disease like tuberculosis, chronic obstructive lung disease, lung fibrosis, etc. Preventing these disease is obligatory. These diseases have been identified as major threat for personal wellbeing and society; these diseases have very high mortality or morbidity. Prevention from disease and promotion of general wellbeing can be enforced with some therapeutic (medicinal herbs), and non-therapeutic measures. Pratimarsha Nasya is one such non-therapeutic modality for ensuring prevention of disease and promotion health especially of ensuring better respiratory health.

Pratimarsha Nasya is a modality of administering few (two) drops of oils or unctuous materials through nasal route. This improves physiology of nose and pharynx, i.e. filtration and cleaning of breath air and arresting pathogens and pollutants within the portal of entry. The hypothesis for using Pratimarsha Nasya has been presented in this paper.


Keywords: Pratimarsha Nasya, promotive care, air borne infection, air pollution

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Nishant Shukla. Pratimarsha Nasya: a promotive care for disease related to air borne infection and air pollution. Trends in Drug Delivery. 2016; 3(2): 20–21p

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