Sambraani is a resin obtained from a tree. The dried sambraani (small pieces or powder) is sprinkled on pieces of burning coal. The resulting fragrant smoke is allowed to pass through the environment. There are various useful effects apart from the fragrance. Most Hindu Ladies use Sambraani smoke to dry hair since it tends to draw the excess water in the head & face, being a good treatment for those with a heavy head from cold and sinusitis. Sambraani smoke is also applied to new born babies, after each bath, to assure that the child does not get cold.