A REVIEW ON SNEHA KALPANA IN AYURVEDA

  • Tejas D Thakur Post Graduate Scholar, Dept of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, College of Ayurveda and Research Centre, Akurdi, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
  • R G Mane Associate Professor, Dept. of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, College of Ayurveda and Research Centre, Akurdi, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Abstract

Ayurveda the science of life, uses natural resources to  fulfill the fundamental objectives i.e. Swasthya Rakshanam and Vyadhi Prashamanam. Ayurveda has been given the greatest emphasis to comprehensive knowledge of drugs. This science of manufacturing drugs  is divided under two  branches as Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana. Bhaishajya means medicine and Kalpana means forms. Hence Bhaishajya Kalpana means  branch of Ayurvedic medicine which deals with preparation of medicines by the use of herbal drugs. Bhaishajya Kalpana includes Panchavidha Kashaya Kalpana as Swarasa, Kalka, Kwatha, Hima and Phanta. Bhaishajya Kalpana also includes preparation of  various forms of medicine such as  Churna, Guti, Vati, Ghruta Paka, Tail Paka, Lepa, Asava, Arishta etc. Sneha Kalpana is  a group of products of medicated Taila and Ghruta.  Quality and quantity of lipid soluble extract of medicinal ingredients varies, as per methods, types of material and ratio of material with reference to Sneha Dravya. That is why various methods of Sneha Paka are described in classical texts of Ayurveda.  Classically these formulations are  having a longer shelf life in comparison to other Ayurvedic herbal medication form. It is only Kalpana which is used through all four modes of administration of such formulations i.e. Pana, Abhyanga, Nasaya and Basti. So to review all these methods at a glance is main aim of this article.

Published
2018-08-21
How to Cite
THAKUR, Tejas D; MANE, R G. A REVIEW ON SNEHA KALPANA IN AYURVEDA. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences (ISSN 2456-3110), http://www.jaims.in/index.php/jaims/pages/view/Citation, v. 3, n. 4, p. 181 - 186, aug. 2018. ISSN 2456-3110. Available at: <https://jaims.in/index.php/jaims/article/view/632>. Date accessed: 23 oct. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.v3i4.13308.
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