The Snehana therapy is the major preparatory procedure (Purvakarma) to be performed before Sodhana. The entire Sodhana procedure depends upon the proper mobilization of Dosas from the Sakha which is achieved with the help of Snehana and Svedana. Out of these two, the Snehana is a major therapy which decides the whole outcome of Sodhana procedure.
The author has tried to compile the complete matter regarding Snehana including Shamana Sodhana and brumhana Sneha. This book contains regarding the (a) Classification, Properties, digestion of Sneha; (b) Lipid metabolism (c) Snehana Vidhi (Procedure of Internal Oleration), (d) Mode of action; (e) Effect of Snehana on lipid Profile, (f) Research works on Snehana Karma (g) Area of research and (h) Appendix includes list of classical Sneha, list of oil & fats of modern era and research proforma.