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January, 2018



supandur and gal

Thomal describes a practice followed by people living in the northern mountainous region of Pakistan, especially in Hunza. Thomal basically is a smoke emanating from burning of basic three kinds of dry herbs locally called Supandur seeds, gulgul and Gal (Juniper) leaves. Only gulgul or a small proportion of gal and supandur is mixed and put on the red-hot charcoal of normal firewood on a metal plate .The fume originating has a pleasant fragrance and has been used for centuries to purify the houses and surroundings. Naturally, it has medicinalRead More