- Ayurvedic Herb Vaporizing
Ayurvedic Herb Vaporizing
What are Vaporizers?
Combustion is the process of igniting and burning materials. This process creates smoke which can lead to many respiratory disorders such as lung cancer and heart disease. Smoking damages the lungs and isn't ideal because it wastes the active ingredients in your herbal blends. A healthier alternative is the process of vaporization.
Vaporizing is the process of heating material to 380-410° F, just below the point of combustion, and is 95% smoke and carcinogen-free when used with plants. When vaporizing, you only need to take small amounts to notice therapeutic effects. By taking the herbs through vapor you can more quickly absorb the active ingredients and avoid gastric reactions to stomach sensitive supplements.
The History of Ayurvedic Smoking
Smoking Ayurvedic herbs is a traditional method of bringing herbal medicine into the body through inhalation, which has been practiced for over 2000 years in Ayurveda,
· Herbal smoking is referred to as 'Dhoomapana' or 'Dhumapana' which means "drinking smoke"
· Dhoomapana is a therapy that is generally used for ailments of the throat, neck and head
· To practice dhoomapana, ignite the medicinal herbs, inhale, and always exhale through the mouth.
· Dhoomapana is normally recommended during colder seasons
- bringing heat to the lungs can help balance the body with the external weather
- generally, congestion and phlegm build-up occur during cold seasons
· Herbal smoking is beneficial for individuals that are quitting smoking of nicotine
- it can suffice the craving to smoke something without the harmful effects of cigarettes
- allows herbal medicine to enter the body quickly and effectively, and can reduce nicotine craving
· Some of the benefits of dhoomapana include:
- offering acute relief for stress and irritability, depending on which herbs one is inhaling
- clearing out throat and upper respiratory channels
- soothes the mucus membranes of lung, throat, chest and digestive tract
- removed excess Kapha from the body, kapha can manifest in the form of stagnant mucus and phelgm
- clarity in mind and cognition
- clear throat and absence of mucus
- detoxifying bad smells of the mouth and nose
- breaking up congestion and clogged sinuses
· "The Role of Dhumapana Therapy in the Management of Tamaka Shwasa (Bronchial Asthma)
- by Puneet Kumar Garg et al.
· "Health Benefits of a Vaporizer"