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INTRODUCTION: Ayurveda is the traditional medical science not only aims at cure of disease but also gives equal importance to prevention of health. Mucormycosis cause loss of eye vision and can be life-threatening as well. Gandusha is a powerful detoxifying Ayurvedic technique. Gandusha is the procedure of holding any liquid in the mouth to its full capacity without any movement inside. Gandusha acts as preventative as well as curative. AIMS & OBJECTIVES: To analyze the efficacy of Gandusha in Mucormycosis. MATERIALS & METHODS: Mucormycosis (Zygomycosis, phycomycosis) is an acute opportunistic infection caused by a saprophytic fungus that belongs to the class of Phycomycetes. Gandusha is the procedure of holding any liquid in the mouth completely to its full capacity without any movement inside. DISCUSSIONS: Gandusha (Oil pulling) consists of medicated oil and fluid which are proven to protect the oral cavity from infection and inflammation by their antioxidant properties. Research has shown that oral mucosa does not act as a semi-permeable membrane to allow toxins to pass through. RESULTS: Oral hygiene is a key to oral health and is equally important in the maintenance of general health. Gandusha cleanses the whole oral cavity by collecting the debris from interdental spaces, gingival and gingival margins. Thus Gandusha can be given as a prophylactic measure for mucormycosis.
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