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January, 2018



supandur and gal

Thomal is a practice exercised in communities living in the northern mountainous region of Pakistan. Thomal basically is a smoke emanating from burning of basic three kinds of dry herbs locally called Supandur seeds, gulgul and Gal (Juniper) leaves. We put gulgul or a mixture of  gal and supandur on the red-hot charcoal on a metal plate. The fragrance of fumes is very pleasant fragrance, this practice has been used for centuries to purify the houses. Naturally, it has medicinal effects and cures certain illnesses that includes sore eyes andRead More