18. Ghee- Points to remember
Janmadyeva Cha Sheelanat
Administered in Sharad Ritu
Those who desire for longevity, Bala, Varna, Svara,
Pushti, Smriti, Medha, Dhee, Agni etc..
19. Taila- Points to remember
Madhura Rasa Ushna Guna
Administered in Pravrut & Sheeta Kala
Pravriddha Shleshma & Medas
In Krimi Kostha
In Krura Kostha
Those who desire for Bala, Laghuta etc..
20. Vasa- Points to remember
Having best Agni Bala
Emaciated from weight lifting, coitus & excessive
Sandhi, Asthi, Marma, Koshţha Ruja
21. Majja- Points to remember
Those who desire of Bala-Shukra-Majja-Asthi Vardhana
22. Yamaka & Maha Sneha
To use in different degrees of Vata vitiation
Eg. Jeevantyadi Yamak in Vipadika, Mahasneha in
23. Karmukta Bheda of Sneha
Criteria Shodhana Shamana Brimhana
Purpose Doshutklesha Vyadhi
Dose Uttama Madhayam Alpa
Time & Method
Any time with
Duration Maximum 7
26. Intake of large quantity of Sneha, without mixing with any other
Taking large quantity of Sneha after the digestion of previous
If Accha Sneha is taken during Kshudha Kala it does not serve
the purpose of Shodhana because of Deeptagni.
28. Duration of administration
Krura Koshta - 7 days
Madhyama Koshta - 4 to 5 days
Mrudu Koshta - 3 days
Upto Samyak Snigdha Lakshana, whichever is earlier.
If administered for long time it will lead to Satmyata.
Dosage of the sneha must be decided according to
Vayas, Prakriti, Vikriti, Dosha and Agnibala.
It must be in between 30-50 ml
The dose for the next day should be fixed after assessing
the time taken for digestion.
36. Within half an hour of sunrise, patient should be seated in a
comfortable position and Sneha should be given in empty
After giving the Sneha warm water should be given as
40. Samyak Snigdha Lakshana
1. Agnideepti (increase in appetite)
2. Sneha- Dvesha (intolerance to fat)
3. Asamhata Varcha (loose stools)
4. Anga Laghava (lightness in the body)
5. Gatra Mardawa (soft feeling of body parts)
6. Snigdha Gatrata (smoothness in the body)
41. 7. Snigdha Pureesha (oily stools)
8. Snigdha Twcha (oily skin)
9. Vatanulomana (passage of flatus)
10. Adastad Sneha Darsanam (passing of fat in stools)
11. Klama (tiredness without doing physical work)
12. Shaithilya (lethargy)
42. Key Points
Vatanulomana – Normal GIT movements
Agnideepti – Normal Appetite
Varcha Snigdhata and Asamhata – Oily stool
Snehodwega – Aversion to Sneha
Klama - Lassitude
43. Asnigdha Lakshana
1. Grathita Purisha (passing of hard stools)
2. Ruksha Purisha (passing of dry stools)
3. Agnimandya (weak digestive power)
4. Vayu Pratilomata (unregulated vata)
5. Gatra Kharata (roughness of body)
6. Gatra Rukshata (dryness of body)
7. Urovidaha (burning sensation in chest)
8. Dourbalya (weakness)
9. Kricchra Annapachana (late digestion)
10.Susnigdha Viparyaya (features opposite to those of Samyak
44. Atisnigdha Lakshana
1. Panduta (pallor)
2. Sharira Gaurava (heaviness of body)
3. Jadyata (sluggishness)
4. Apakva Purisha (undigested foods in stools)
5. Tandra (drowsiness)
6. Aruchi (lack of taste in the mouth)
7. Utklesha (nausea)
45. 8. Bhaktadvesha (aversion to take food)
9. Mukhasrava (Excessive salivation)
10. Ghranasrava (discharge from the nose)
11. Gudasrava (secretions in the anus)
12. Gudadaha (burning sensation in the anal region)
13. Pravahika (dysentery)
14. Purisha - Atipravritti (excessive passing of stools)
48. Post Operative Procedure
Patient should take rest during the Snehapana period
but he/she should not sleep during the day time.
Lemon can be given to smell to avoid nausea.
Warm Vilepi should be given when the Sneha is
completely digested and good appetite occurs.
49. Pathya - Diet and Regimen
Usage of hot water for all purposes
Non-suppression of urges
Non-exposure to cold, dust & sun
51. When Sneha is particularly used in the form of Bhaksha, Pana,
Leha, Abhyanjana etc. it is called as‘Pravicharana’.
While describing the ‘Brimhana Snehapana’ Hemadri says that
Rasa, Madya etc. when mixed according to taste, palatability
and Satmya of the individual in the Sneha is called as
52. As per the mode of application these preparations can be divided
in to two groups as –
a) Internal Pravicharana.
b) External Pravicharana.
The preparations like Odana, Vilepi, Mamsarasa, Paya (milk),
Dadhi, Yavagu, Supa, Shaka, Yush, Kambalika, Khada, Saktu, Tila
pishta, Madya, Lehya etc. comes under internal use category.
Whereas, Abhyanga, Basti, Uttarbasti, Gandusha, Karnatail, Nasya,
Akshitarpana, Karnatarpana are the external types of
53. Karma Bheda of Pravicharana Sneha
Criteria Vamana Virechana Basti Nasya Rakta
Purpose Kaphotklesha Kapha-
Type Int & Ext Int & Ext Ext Ext Int
75. In Paittika disorders, Kevala Ghrita should be given.
In Vatika cases mixed with Lavana
In Bahu Kapha Ghrita should be combined with Trikatu and
In Mandagni to enhance Agni Ghrita should to be administered
along with Kshara and Lavana
76. In Kushta, Shopha, and Prameha one should not use Gramya-
Anupa- Audaka Mamsa, Guda, Dadhi, Kshira, and Tila for
Snehas processed with Pippali, Haritaki and Triphala.
Agni & Kostha should be considered before Snehapana.
Onset of Samyak Snigdha occur in sequential manner which is
helpful in predicting duration of snehapana.
77. Selection of Sneha is very important for desired
Rukshana should be done in Mamsala, Medura, Bahu
Kapha, Vishamagni & Sneha Satmya before Snehapana.