Nasya Oils in Ayurveda, Their Specific Indications, Uses & Benefits

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The oils used in NASYA Panchakarma Therapy are termed as Nasya Oils. Nasya Oils are medicated nasal oils used in the treatment of nasal disorders, sinusitis and upper respiratory tract infections.

NASYA KARMA is a part of five therapeutic measures used in ayurveda. It is beneficial in all diseases of upper part of the body including brain, eyes, ears, nose, jawbone, oral cavity, and scalp hair.

Common Nasya Oils & Their specific Indications

Anu Thailam

  • General tonic for brain and hair
  • Loss of smell
  • Sinusitis (mild infection)
  • Earache
  • Hair loss
  • Hair fall
  • Baldness

Shadbindu Tail

  • Sinusitis or sinus infection
  • Nasal polyps
  • Nasal septal deviation
  • Headache (dull headache)
  • Migraine with dull ache
  • Hair fall due to dandruff

Old Ghee (clarified butter)

  • Facial paralysis

Jeevanthyadi Gritham

  • Excessive thirst
  • Headache with burning sensation
  • Migraine (acute attack)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Tension headache
  • Mental stress

Jatyadi Oil

  • Sinusitis or other nasal infections with pus discharge or thick yellow-greenish mucus discharge

Laxadi Oil

  • Bleeding disorders
  • Burning sensation in the nose

Benefits & Uses of Nasya Oils

Approximately, all types of nasya oils are beneficial for nasal disorders, upper respiratory infections, disorders of brain and scalp. A few benefits are here.

  1. If you are using ANU THAILAM on regular basis, it helps protecting you form diseases of upper body parts including brain, head, neck, ears, nose, oral cavity and shoulders. It also works as a good tonic for eyes and improves eyesight.
  2. All nasya oils revitalize the hairs and ensure a proper growth of hair.
  3. Some oils are beneficial for memory loss, headache and prevention of dementia in old age. Generally, Anu Thailam is used for this purpose.
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2 Comments
  1. ritz says

    Please give details of indication for Neem oil Nasya.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Generally, ayurvedic medicated oils are recommended for using in Nasya Therapy. Neem oil can also be used by diluting it in other medicated oils if having any of following conditions.
      1. Bad smell from the nose
      2. Bacterial or fungal infection of nasal cavity
      3. Bad breath

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