Nasya as Pradhana Karma
Nasahi Shirasoo Dwara…
“The nostrils are the entrance to the head and the effect of the drugs administered through the nostrils spreads in and alleviates illnesses thereby protecting the upper as well as the lower regions of the human body,” says Vagbhata.
The therapeutic administration of herbal oils, decoctions and powders through the nostrils is called Nasya. The therapy is used not merely as a nasal decongestant but also to cure many serious ailments like loss of consciousness, stupor, insomnia, hysteria, hemiplegia and facial paralysis.