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Article: A CRITICAL REVIEW ON NAGAKESARADI DHOOPANA YOGA
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Haritha M. *, Ravikrishna S., Sreejith K., Chaithra S. Hebbar
Abstract: Air is the essential life support for all living beings. But it can serve its function only if it is pure. Contaminated or infected air leads to various deadly diseases. So it is important to maintain environmental hygiene to follow a healthy life. Multiple methods can support hygiene; fumigation is the method that is used to maintain air hygiene. Dhoopana is the classical method followed in the disinfection of air to prevent the rise and spread of various diseases. Ayurveda has explained the concept of Dhoopana in various contexts, such as jwara, visha, graha, vrana etc., and for various agaras. Various yogas are mentioned in the classics for the disinfection of contaminated air. Nagakesaradi dhoopana yoga is mentioned in Kriyakaumudi, Malayalam visha chikitsa textbook in the context of jaladi shudhikarana for air purification. The majority of the drugs in this yoga are vishaghna and krimighna. This yoga may provide better results in the purification of air as the drugs have such karma.
Keyword: Dhoopana, Nagakesaradi Dhoopana Yoga, Vishaghna, Krimighna