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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 208-214

Determination of Samyak Snehpan Kala in different Deha Prakruti

1 Professor, Department of Kriyasharir, Govt. Ayurved College, Nanded, Maharashtra (India), India
2 Smt. Wimaladevi Ayurved College, Chandrapur, Maharashta (India), India

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Professor, Department of Kriyasharir, Govt. Ayurved College, Nanded, Maharashtra
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Ayurved provides both preventive and curative aspect for health through Shaman (palliative) and Shodhana (purification) chikitsa (treatment). Vaman (controlled vomiting) and Virechan (medicated purgation) purification process before which Abhyantar snehapaan (oral intake of medicated ghee) is important procedure of pre-treatment. Good result of purification depends on proper intake of medicated ghee. Prakruti (Constitution) is the one that affects the anatomy, physiology and psychology of every person. Intake of medicated ghee depends on Koshtha (bowel movements) and bowel movements depends on individual constitution. Thus, there is co-relation between Snehapankala (time required for oleation), bowel movement and constitution. Acharya charaka has described Samyaka snehapan lakshanas (characteristics of proper oleation) like Vatanuloamana (passage of gases), Agnidipti (increased digestive function), Snehadvega (aversion of oleation), Purishsnigdhata (unctuousness in feces) and Angalaghava (lightness) which are used as subjective parameters and Snigdhata (unctuousness) i.e. skin sebum and Mardava (softness) i.e. skin moisture are the objective parameters which can be used more effectively to assess the (completion of proper oleation) Samyaka sneha sidhhi. With inclusive and exclusive criteria, determination of constitution of volunteers was done. Intake of medicated ghee was given to the volunteers in increasing order. Observation and examination of each volunteer done up to characteristics of proper oleation are seen. Skin moisture and sebum was measured by P.C based skin moisture and derma lab sebum application module. The data was analysed by statistics. This study is an attempt to understand the actual time required & to develop objective parameter in different constitution for proper oleation.

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