A REVIEW ON LITERARY CONCEPTUAL STUDY AND IMPORTANCE OF SNEHANA IN AYURVEDA
Dr. Om Prakash*
Sneha is defined as the soft, lubricating and oily substance and the procedure, which makes use of the sneha, is known as the Snehana. Snehana therapy is also known as the oleation therapy in the field of Ayurveda .Oleation (Snehan) is a major preparatory procedure performed before bio-purification method (Shodhana karma). Oleation leads and decides the total outcome of the bio-purification therapy; hence standard guidelines are needed for performing the oleation in a effective manner and also for avoiding the inadequate and excess oleation. It is obligatory to start and increased the dose of snehana in a appropriate matra, considering the agni and kostha of a person. The outcome of Shodhana Karma depends upon proper mobilization of Dosha from the periphery to GIT which is achieved with the help of oleation therapy and Sudation therapy. This therapy is basically a pre-operative or Poorva karma procedure of Panchakarma. It is basically a type of lubrication system for the human body. It works by administering the fatty products externally or internally. The internal process of administering the oil or the sneha is known as Snehapanam. This procedure is extremely mandatory for Panchakarma. This therapy is used prior to the detox therapy. Ghee, taila, vasa and majja are used for the snehana karma either externally or internally as per requirement.
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