PHARMACEUTICAL AND THERAPEUTIC REVIEW ON SNEHA KALPANA
Dr. Chaithra M.*
Ayurvedic dosage forms are very exclusive in its pharmaceutics and therapeutics. In the field of ayurveda pharmacy is divided into two branches that is Rasashastra and Bhaishajya kalpana. Bhaishajya kalpana is branch of ayurveda dealing with herbal formulations. It includes panchavidha kashaya kalpana, Asava and arista, varti, vati preparation ect. SNEHA KALPANA is a unique contribution to ayurvedic science and it ensures the transformation of the active therapeutic properties of the ingredients to the solvents. Sneha Kalpana is a group of products of medicated taila and ghrita. This class of formulations is reported to treat a very wide range of diseases among patients of all age groups. Sneha Kalpas manufactured in Ayurvedic pharmaceutics are used extensively for medicinal as well as cosmetic purposes. It is one of the widely used techniques in Ayurvedic drug industry to achieve solubility of both fat-soluble and water-soluble extractives into the oil medium. It is the only Kalpana which is used through all four modes of administration of such formulations, i.e. pana, abhyanga, nasya, and basti. Sneha kalpana done in three phases ie murchana of sneha dravya, followed by second phase sneha paka and finaly third phase paka sidhi. so this topic discuss about process of sneha kalpana and process of absorbing active principle from drug and its therapeutic effect.
Keywords: Sneha kalpana, Process of Sneha kalpana, Therapeutic effect.
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