Snehapana is a prerequisite or pre-procedure (पूर्व कर्म ) of Panchakarma treatments. In this simple procedure Tikta Ghruta or ghee infused with herbs is orally administered to the patient for a specific period. The ghee used is made of clarified butter made from cow milk. The ghee is then boiled with various medicines & decoctions.
morning after attending to the calls of nature, on an empty stomach
Dosage will vary depending upon the health, age, Dosha condition and digestive capacity of the patient.
Usually offered for 5-7 days till proper oleation (सम्यक स्निग्ध लक्षणं) is obtained.