Antimicrobial effect of Vishaghna Gana

  • Dibyajyoti Moharana Assistant Professor, Department of Panchakarma, Shri Krishna Ayurvedic Medical College. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Sarbeswar Kar Professor, Department of Shalakya Tantra, Principal, JSS Ayurvedic Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka, India.
  • K.C. Das Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, Principal, SVM Ayurvedic Medical College, Ilkal, Karnataka, India.
Keywords: Anti-Microbial, Dhoopana, Sterilization, Vishaghna Gana


Environmental pollution is one of the major causes for death. Among all environmental pollution Indoor air pollution is leading avoidable cause of disease and death in hospital area. Indoor environment of hospital acts as a reservoir of pathogenic microorganisms. Microbial toxins that released into air promote infection and disease. Respiratory secretion from a patient with an infection of the respiratory tract contaminate surrounding surfaces and also become suspended in the air after coughing, sneezing, spitting and other respiratory acts, these are responsible for epidemic spread of many nosocomial infections to nursing people, doctors and other people who visit hospital. Fumigation is a procedure which is used for sterilization from ancient time. Formaldehyde has been used for Fumigation, but use of formaldehyde for long term will cause carcinogen. Safety and efficacy concern have highlighted the need for alternative methods. Dhoopana is one of the procedures which are said in classics for the purification of air and as preventive aspect. The concept of air pollution is clearly mentioned in Ayurveda under the concept of Janapadodhwamsa and Visha Chikitsa. Susruta in Kalpasthana has explained about the Dushita Vayu (vitiated air), and treatment for Vayushudhiprakara (purification of air) through a process of Dhoopana (fumigation). 


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DOI: 10.21760/jaims.8.3.23
Published: 2023-04-25
How to Cite
Dibyajyoti Moharana, Sarbeswar Kar, & K.C. Das. (2023). Antimicrobial effect of Vishaghna Gana . Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 8(3), 125 - 128.
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