Snehapanam

This is a fine treatment for digestive disorders like ulcers and IBS, certain skin diseases like psoriasis, rashes, boils etc. Moderate and superior doses of snehapanam are found to be effective for urinary disorders, diabetes mellitus, gout and epilepsy. Medicated ghee, eaten in empty stomach, for its first hand therapeutic value, is called snehapanam. The treatment involves the removal of hard-core toxins and wastes from the body. Snehapanam is one of the excellent preparatory methods before Panchakarma.

The ghee lubricates all the channels of the body, including the lymph, and forces out the toxins from them, into the digestive tract. It also calms down the mind and reduces mental stress. As a result, the body immunity increases, the effects of the ailments subside and frequent recurrence of the disease is prevented. It also increases the person's appetite level and accelerates peristaltic movements of the intestine.

The medicated ghee is prepared by processing herbal paste, herbal juice, milk, ghee etc. The herbal paste and juice are selected, based on the disease being treated, from herbs like amaltas,Sarsaparilla,Jaman,Indian Kino Tree, guggul, ginger, neem, onion, chopchini, tribhala, malabar nut, sweet flag, mustard etc. The herb chopchini has powerful anti inflammatory and antibiotic properties and gives the effect of a steroid. Amaltas and neem are excellent for curing skin ailments.

Snehapanam, done once a day in empty stomach, is usually continued for 3 to 7 days depending on the type of sickness. The exact duration and type of ghee to be used are decided by the doctors who treat you considering the type of disease, age, place, climate, and body constitution.No other medicines, except the ghee, are taken during the treatment. Strict diet pattern has to be followed as per the doctor's advice. After snehapanam, purgation is strongly recommended

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