Nasa dhoomapana, the term comprises of two different words Nasa (which means nose) and Dhoomapana (which indicates smoking). It is a medicated smoking therapy practiced in Ayurveda by which the medicated fumes are inhaled through one of the nostrils keeping the other one closed and thereby exhaling through the mouth. This is done simultaneously on both the nostrils for a specific period depending upon the disease condition and as per the advice of the Doctor.

Nasa dhoomapana is done by igniting a varthi (Wick) which is prepared out of a combination of medicated powders and the health seeker should inhale the medicine through the nostrils allowing the fumes to enter into the nostrils and thereafter exhaling it through the oral cavity.

This specific procedure has proven its efficacy in diseases related to nasopharyngeal, certain diseases related to the respiratory tract conditions, and also in psychosomatic disorders.


  • Relieves the nasal congestion
  • Helps in normal breathing
  • It has a bronchodilator effect
  • Removes excessive phlegm

Treatment Duration

20 TO 30 MIN

The treatment duration depends on the consulting physician and the severity of the condition.

Treatment Course Duration

7 days, 14 days

The treatment course duration depends on the consulting physician and the severity of the condition.

Mode of Action of Nasa dhoomapana

During Dhoomapana, the medicated smoke emitted from the dhoomavarthi is inhaled by the health seeker through the nostrils. By this, the smoke enters the paranasal sinuses and stimulates the olfactory nerve thereafter moving towards the nasopharynx and traveling through the trachea and reaching the bronchus and from there to the bronchi thus getting absorbed in Alveoli.

Due to the decongestant property of the medicinal smoke, it relieves the nasal congestion and clears all the air pathways moreover, it has a bronchodilator effect which eases breathing difficulties.


  • Productive cough
  • Bronchial spasms
  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Dyspnoea
  • Rhinitis
  • Bad smell of the nose and mouth
  • Sinusitis