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A critical analysis on standardization of bindu for mars’a nasya

National Journal Of Research in Ayurved Science

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Standardization, Dose, Bindu, Mars’a nasya, Pratimars’a nasya

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Jayadevan, C. V. (2019). A critical analysis on standardization of bindu for mars’a nasya. National Journal of Research in Ayurved Science, 7(02). Retrieved from http://ayurlog.com/index.php/ayurlog/article/view/292

Abstract

Nasya, based on the dose of oil used, is classified in to two types, as Mars’a and Pratimars’a. Bindu is the unit of measurement explained for the dose of oil. In routine Aayurvedic practice one Bindu is considered as one drop (0.05ml) while according to the definition of Bindu and standardized quantity mentioned by S’aaran’gadhara, it is 0.5ml. Thus the dose of Mars’a nasya is such an area where lot of disparity exists. Although the routinely practiced dose is ten times less and instilled only once, this itself have been proved significantly effective by many postgraduate researches. The present paper deals with classical concept of Bindu and its standardization for Mars’a nasya.

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Abstract

Nasya, based on the dose of oil used, is classified in to two types, as Mars’a and Pratimars’a. Bindu is the unit of measurement explained for the dose of oil. In routine Aayurvedic practice one Bindu is considered as one drop (0.05ml) while according to the definition of Bindu and standardized quantity mentioned by S’aaran’gadhara, it is 0.5ml. Thus the dose of Mars’a nasya is such an area where lot of disparity exists. Although the routinely practiced dose is ten times less and instilled only once, this itself have been proved significantly effective by many postgraduate researches. The present paper deals with classical concept of Bindu and its standardization for Mars’a nasya.