ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A REVIEW ARTICLE ON VARIOUS DHOOPANA YOGA’S MENTIONED IN AYURVEDIC LITERATURE
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Mallinath IT *, Adithya JV, Siddayya Aradhyamath
Abstract: Dhoopana means fumigation. Fumigation/dhupana is done with the help of dhupana dravyas vis-à-vis fumigants. Fumigants are the materials that fumigate the area with smoke having a characteristic odour when ignited. When Varthi is ignited with fire, the active phytochemical compounds burn to give out its essential therapeutic action based on the dravya's used. Agni-Devata (fire god) is considered the primary source or deity of Dhoopa, and the betterment of entire mankind is the main purpose of its materialization. In Ayurveda literature, we have many references to dhupana dravyas which are of both plant & animal origin. A detailed description of their mode of collection, preparation, usage of dhupana yogas, preservation, and storage is mentioned. So, exploring and understanding these fundamental concepts of dhupana and its practical utility in the day-to-day clinical practice of extracting their medicinal properties is the need of the hour.
Keyword: Dhupana, Dhupana Yoga’s, Fumigation in Ayurveda, Sterilization in Ayurveda