Dhooma varthi (herbal cigarette) / Dhooma panam - Excellent way to quit smoking by ayurveda

This is known as dhumpana or Ayurvedic herbal smoking. According to Ayurveda, a person who desires to take care of their health should inhale herbal smoke daily to treat or to prevent the onset of diseases, especially for the parts above the shoulders, due to increase of Kapha and Vata. The penetrating hot smoke increases Pitta, antagonizes Kapha and Vata and has a cleansing action on the air passages. The aggravated doshas, seated in the nose, throat and chest, are subdued through the act of smoking.

Herbal cigarettes are good for those suffering from heaviness of the head, headache, rhinitis, migraine, earache, pain in the eye, cough, hiccup, dyspnoea, obstruction in the throat, weakness of the teeth, discharge from the morbid ear, nose and eye, purulent smell from nose and mouth, toothache, anorexia, lock jaw, torticollis, pruritus, infectious conditions, paleness of the face, excessive salivation, impaired voice, tonsillitis, uvulitis, alopecia, greying and hair loss, sneezing, excessive drowsiness, loss of consciousness, and excess sleep.

It also strengthens the hair, skull bones, sense organs and voice. The diseases pertaining to the head and neck arising out of Vata and Kapha dosha do not affect the person who does Ayurvedic herbal smoking regularly.

Ayurvedic herbal smoking may help you get rid of your smoking habit easily, without any adverse effects.

Snigdha Dhooma is indicated in Vata diseases. It produces Sneha of head and neck region. This type of Dhooma is prepared with medicines like Gulgulu, Mustha, Usheeram, Yashtimadhu, and Thaila.

Madhya Dhooma is indicated in Vata Kapha disorders. It is prepared with Padmarenu, Nalpamaradi bark, Lodhra, Yashtimadhu and Kushtham.

Teekshna Dhoma is indicated in Kapha conditions. It is prepared with Haridra, Triphala, Vacha, and Dasamoda.

In general, Indian bedellium (guggulu), mixed with neem, turmeric, saffron and black gram is formed into a wick. It’s then dipped into ghee for lubrication. When you burn this wick, it easily catches fire and yields medicinal smoke.

Take 8 grams of Indian bedellium (Guggulu), and pound it well. Add 2 grams each of powdered neem, turmeric and black gram (urad dal) and one half to one gram of saffron and ghee to the Indian bedellium and mix well. Make it into the form of a wick in the size that suits you. On adding ghee, if you burn this wick, it easily catches fire and yields smoke.

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