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Karna poorana is a specialized Ayurvedic therapy used to treat various ailments like karna rogas Badhirya, Hanugraha, Manygrahaa etc.

“Karna” means ear and “poorana” means “that which dropping”. Karna poorana is a procedure in which the specified medicated oil is dropped in to the ear for a stipulated period. It is done by one qualified therapist to the specific area of the with the help of medicated oil prescribed by an Ayurvedic consultant in a systematic way.


  • The therapeutic action of Karnapoorana is depends on
  • The pharmacological Action of the selected medicine.
  • The snehana (oileation) effect.
  • The swedana (sudation) affect.
  • Absorption of Drug

Before Karnapoorana, Abhyanga is specifically done in Murdha Pradesha which causes vasodilatation in the skin and muscles by stimulating receptors of the sympathetic nervous system. Vasodilatation increases blood flow and helps to remove the toxic products.

Swedana helps to dissolve Shleshma. It makes the channels soft, by which Vatadi Doshas and other contents can flow through in their normal directions. It increases the secretion of vitiated Shleshma thorough the channel. So, due to Ushna Guna of Swedana, Kapha Dosha gets liquefied. When lukewarm oil enters into the Shabdavaha Srotas, network of Srotas carry the Taila towards the desired sites and cleanses the channel. By its Shodhana property of its ingredients, probably it removes the Ama at the cellular level and pacifies the vitiated Vata and Kapha Dosha

Due to Stroto Shodhana and Vata Kapha Shamana, Avarana and Sanga of Vata & Kapha Dosha is removed and nutrition is brought to the respective sites.

Instilled medicine in ear canal gets absorbed by skin lining external auditory meatus and tympanic membrane and reaches systemic blood flow, according to Ayurveda drugs gets absorbed by Bhrajaka Pitta present in skin and shows its effects on body and local tissue.

Patient is asked to do chewing movements to facilitate more drug absorption. The drug instilled in form of alienation, urine oil, ghee etc. is used Luke warm it helps in reliving inflammation thus it reduces ear ache, and by counter effect of heat it also relives pain of nearby structures like mandible or neck. As medicine for Karnapoorana is made by Snehapaka method all fat soluble active ingredients of drug get enclosed. Fat soluble active principle can be easily as simulated through nerve endings.


  • Badhirya(hearing loss)
  • Hanugraha
  • Karnashoola(ear pain)
  • Manyashoola( neck pain)
  • Hanushoola( jaw pain)


Fever: As the temperature might increase during the therapy

  • Acute Inflammatio
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  • Certain forms of cancer
  • Severe ear infection
  • Haemorrhagic disorders
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhoea
  • Acute illness
  • Extreme fatigue

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