A clinical study on shodhananga snehapana with special reference to Samyak Snigdha Lakshana


  • Shweta Patil
  • Geeta Sathavane




Shodhananga Snehana, Samyak snigdha Lakshana, Snehana, Vamana Karma


Snehana (internal oleation) is the  major preparatory procedure to be performed before Shodhana (Biopurification).The entire procedure of Shodhana depends upon the proper mobilization of humors (Dosha) from peripheral circulation (Shakha) to intestinal circulation (Koshtha),which is achieved with the help of Snehana and Svedana. Oleation leads and decides total outcome of The Bio purification therapy; Hence in this study standard guidelines are applied for performing internal oleation in an effective manner to avoid Ayoga (insufficient use) and Atiyoga (excessive use) of Snehana. For that we start and increased dose of lipids in an appropriate manner considering Agni (power of digestion) and Koshtha (nature of bowels) of patients. The study was carried out on total 30 healthy volunteers undergoing Vasantik Vamana. Shodhananga Snehapana with Shuddha Ghrita was administered according to Agni and Koshtha of patients. Samyak snigdha Lakshanas were assessed using special scoring pattern. Statistical analysis using paired‘t’ test were done. Onset of samyak snigdha lakshana occurs in sequence. Vatanuloman, Agnidipti, Gatra Mruduta, Klama, Snehodvega, Adhastat Sneha Darshana was seen in all patients; whereas, glani, Anga Laghava, Twak Snighdata were noted in less percentage of patients. 

Author Biographies

Shweta Patil

Associate Professor, Department of Panchakarma, Dr. Rajendra Gode Ayurved College, Amravati, Maharashtra.

Geeta Sathavane

Associate Professor, Department of Rognidan evam Vikruti Vigyan, Datta Meghe  Ayurved College, Nagpur, Maharashtra. 




How to Cite

Patil, S., & Sathavane, G. (2021). A clinical study on shodhananga snehapana with special reference to Samyak Snigdha Lakshana. International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, 12(3), 544–548. https://doi.org/10.47552/ijam.v12i3.2112



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