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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 82-86

Dhupakalpadhyaya of Kashyapa Samhita

1 Lecturer, Dept of Kaumarbhritya, G J Patel Institute of Ayurvedic Studies and Research
2 Reader, Dept of Swasthvritta, G J Patel Institute of Ayurvedic Studies and Research

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Sagar Bhinde
Lecturer, Dept of Kaumarbhritya, G J Patel Institute of Ayurvedic Studies and Research

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Concept of disease prevention is becoming a global concern and Ayurveda provides comprehensive understanding for the same. Ayurveda classics have described many preventive methods in context of Sadvrutta (Code and conducts), Rutucharya (Seasonal regimen), Dincharya (Daily regimen). Dhupana (Fumigation) is one among such preventive methods, incorporated in Sutikagar (Labour room), Kumaragar (Pediatric ward), Vranitagar (Trauma center) etc. Ancient scholars have mentioned Dhupana in scattered manner but Kashyapacharya has given the utmost importance to it and created a separate chapter named Dhupakalpadhyaya. In which, Dhupana Yogas (Fumigatory preparations) has been listed with its specific effect. In many countries formaldehyde has been used for fumigation, but safety and efficacy concerns have highlighted the need for alternative methods. Even some consider formaldehyde as a potential human carcinogen, hence since 2007 formaldehyde production and sales completely banned in some European countries. Review of Dhupakalpadhyaya has been done to find effective, easy to prepare and easy to use Dhupana Yoga. In classics, different materials were used for different disease conditions, but all the materials are not easily available in present era. So, a broad spectrum Dhupana Yoga has been searched from Samhita which can be easily prepared and utilized as per need.

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