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Nasa Shosha And Nasa Putaka – That means, Causes, Signs, Therapy


By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

Nasa Shosha is a nasal dysfunction in which there’s dryness of the nasal cavity. Additionally it is known as as Nasa Parishosha. Nasa = nostril, Shosha = dryness
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Pathogenesis, Signs of Nasa Shosha

The kapha positioned within the nasal cavity will get dried and solidified as a consequence of elevated dryness of vata and elevated warmth of pitta. Because of this, the affected person feels issue in respiratory. This situation is tough to deal with and is named as Nasa Parishosha.

Grasp Sushruta considers solely vata within the pathology. Based on him ‘Nasa Parishosha is the dryness brought about within the nasal passages as a consequence of vitiated vata. The affected person feels tough to breathe’.

Based on Grasp Videha – ‘Vitiated vata and pitta dries up kapha and blood within the nasal passages. The affected person finds it tough to breathe in (inspiration). The nasal passage will get dried up and dry powder like substance is fashioned within the nostril and it retains get eradicated from the nostril. This situation is named as nasa shosha’.  

Based on Grasp Charaka – ‘Aggravated Vata causes dryness of kapha, nostril, Srngataka Marma positioned within the nostril and the nasal passages’.

Based on Grasp Vagbhata – ‘Vitiated Vata dries up the passages of the nostril and kapha therein. The affected person feels as if the nasal cavity is stuffed up with dry and pointed husk and finds tough to breathe in’.
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Sanskrit verses

Therapy of Nasa Shosha

Nasa Shosha shall be handled on the strains of treating Pinasa.

Particular remedy of nasa shosha

  • Snehapana – oleation
  • Snigdha dhuma – unctuous fumigation
  • Nasal instillation of Bala Taila drops or drops of Anu taila or Vyaghri Taila oils
  • Measures to mitigating vata
  • Consuming of Cow’s ghee
  • Consuming milk combined with sugar
  • Consuming milk combined with ghee
  • Jangala Mamsarasa – meat soup of animals and birds residing in dry areas or desert like areas needs to be given as part of weight loss program
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Possible Fashionable Correlation

Nasashosha has been in comparison with ‘Rhinitis Sicca’.

Nasa Putaka

Nasa Putaka is without doubt one of the nasal problems defined by Grasp Vagbhata.

Pathogenesis, Signs

Pathogenesis and signs of nasa putaka is just like that of nasa shosha. This is likely to be the rationale of this situation not being defined by every other authors.

‘The vata will get obstructed by vitiated pitta and kapha within the nasal passages. This vata regularly dries up the kapha. As a consequence crusts or flakes are fashioned within the nostril. This situation is named as Nasaputaka’.
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Sanskrit verses

Therapy of Nasa Putaka

Tikshna Nasya – Nasal instillation of medicines needs to be achieved to take away the crusts fashioned within the nostril. To forestall re-formation of crusts, medicated oils are utilized contained in the nostril and stored oleated repeatedly.

Shuntyadi Taila / Ghrta Nasya – Ghee or oil ready with the beneath talked about herbs shall be used as nasal drops to take away crusts within the nostril and in addition to treatment nasa putaka –

  • Ginger
  • Kushta – Saussurea lappa
  • Pippali – Piper longum
  • Vidanga – Embelia ribes
  • Draksha – Vitis vinifera

Kesaradi Sneha Nasya – Combination of saffron, camphor and ghee used for nasal drops.
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Possible fashionable comparability

Even in fashionable texts we don’t get to see such situation independently defined. It might be thought-about as an vital signal of atrophic rhinitis. It may be thought-about as obstructive crusts fashioned within the nostril.

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