International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy

ISSN Online:2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343


Article Category: Original Research articles

DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.100114

Pages: 59-63

Author: Arathy Shyam, Meenu M, Neetha R B, Thulasi TV *, Rahul H

Abstract: Ayurveda, the great science which is widely practised has several aspects which are still unexploredDhumapana is one among them.  Even though Dhumapanais a method which has many health benefits it is least explored. Classics explain the different types of Dhumavarti and their method of preparation which is least considered now a days. Prayogika Dhumavarti is one among them which has preventive, promotive and curative aspect, which can be given daily without much complications. Considering all these aspects it was found worth to standardise the method of preparation of Prayogika Dhumavarti.Eladi Gana mentioned for Prayogika Dhumavarti from Susruta Samhita Chikitsa Stana was used for the preparation. Mainly 2 groups of Dhumavarti were prepared- one with hay and other with bamboo as base. Altogether 21 samples were made. Observations were noted during preparation and burning of the Dhumavarti samples. Character of smoke was observed on igniting the samples for 10, 20 and 30 seconds. After thorough observation it was found that the sample C (using Ishika with 5 coats of 12g medicine pasted without using cloth) was most concurrent with classics and most significant.  In order to obtain the desired properties of Dhuma, it is worth to ignite varti for 30 seconds after smearing ghee.

Keyword: Dhumapana, Prayogika Dhumavarti, Standardization