snehana

snehana

(snā-han′ă)
In Ayurvedic medicine, having the proper and desirable state of oiliness.

snehana (snā·häˑ·n),

n in Ayurveda, a purification therapy that involves cleansing the body of impurities. Performed over 4 days. Each day, the patient ingests prescribed amounts of ghee on an empty stomach, avoids fats and consumes few calories. After the 4 days, the person takes a hot bath and more laxatives and undergoes purgation for the next 12 hours.
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