Nasal instillation/ Nasal drops
In Nasyam, medicated oils and ghee, herbs etc are instilled through the nasal cavity (nostrils) according to the prakruti, season or underlying condition. It is done after gentle facial massage and mild fomentation.
Benefits: Nasya is beneficial in various condition above the shoulder level. In nose, it is very helpful to reduce congestion and dryness. It cleanses the nasal passage and thus allowing you to breathe fully and easily. It is also helpful in cleansing and strengthening other head and neck parts.
How it works: The medicated oil/ ghee or herbs act on nasal passage as well as get absorbed to show action in other parts. It works on Vata- Pitta and Kapha Dosha as per medicines used. According to Ayurved, the nasal drops also helps in brain diseases.
Recommended in: Stiffness in head neck region, chronic rhinitis, sinusitis, migraine, headache, facial palsy etc.
Contraindications: Immediately after food, alcohol and water intake, indigestion, bath, hungry, thirsty, heavy exercise. Also those having fever, pregnancy, acute running nose, asthama, cough etc.