Procedure of holding oil or decoctions in the buccal cavity followed by gargling for a certain period is known as Kavala. In ganusha the liquid medicine is kept undisturbed for a specific period. In contrast to this liquid medicine is used for gargling in case of Kavala.
Types of Kavala:
Snigdha Kavala: In this medicated oils are used. This is used in alleviating Vata dosha in the Mouth and Head region.
Prasadi Kavala: Sweet and coll infusions or oils are used in the form of kavala for reducing Pitta dosha.
Here warm oils with Pungent plants infusions or oils are used to reduce the Kapha dosha. This type of kavala increases and cleanses the mucus in the oro pharyngeal cavity.
Ropana Gandusha: Here astringent and bitter plants are used and heal the ulcers in the mouth
Benefits: In addition to the conditions listed above
Improves strength of the mandible and the buccal muscles so that it can be used in facial paralysis
Diseases of the ear
Improves stability of the teeth and gums
Reduces dental hypersensitivity.
To improve voice
To improve the taste
Prevents dental carries
There is not much restriction after gandusha, but light food which is not producing excess salivation should be avoid