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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 175-179

Concepts and prospects of Snehapana in children


1 Asso. Professor, SDM College of Ayurveda, BM Road, Thannirhalla, Hassan-573201 Karnataka, India
2 PG Scholar, Department of Kaumarabhritya, SDM College of Ayurveda, BM Road, Thannirhalla, Hassan-573201 Karnataka, India
3 Professor and Head, Department of Kaumarabhritya, SDM College of Ayurveda, BM Road, Thannirhalla, Hassan-573201 Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Reena Kulkarni
Asso. Professor, SDM College of Ayurveda, BM Road, Thannirhalla, Hassan-573201 Karnataka
India
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Snehapana is internal administration of Sneha (medicated or non- medicated lipid substances) with a definite therapeutic aim. Apart from nutritive value, Sneha gains importance even in therapeutic application especially in Ayurveda. Present work highlights the findings of an observational study in sixty children who underwent Snehapana. Arohana Snehapana in children needs to be addressed on background of acceptance, smell, quantity, taste etc along with the diet schedule to be followed. Vicharanasneha (administration of Sneha either with food orally or other routes) can be adapted in administration of Shamana (Palliative), Brihmana (Nourishing) and Shodhananga Sneha (just prior to cleansing). Aversion to Sneha is major challenge to manage during administration in children. There is need to explore alternative route to improve the acceptance in children. Shodhana (detoxification therapy) following Snehapana reported to give excellent results in management of chronic allergy, respiratory and skin disorders


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