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Snana, Ayurvedic herbal bath

Ayurveda is the ancient Indian system of medicine. This age old system is constituted of the ancient knowledge and living style followed by the saintly people who lived here.

In Ayurveda, a complete course of rejuvenation treatment known as Panchakarma is done in three steps, namely, Purvakarma, Pradhanakarma, and Paschatkarma. Purvakarma includes the initiation processes which are administered to the patient prior to Pradhanakarma. Pradhanakarma involves the elimination of toxins from the body. The actions in Paschatkarma mark the end of the course which includes post treatment cares.

The video shows Snana, a daily bath, given to the patient at the end of treatment as part of Paschatkarma. It is not a treatment but a dinacharya (daily routine) which must be observed by the patient strictly every day after treatment.

The bath is carried out with the application of prescribed medicated oil on the head and body. Also the application of herbal shampoo cleanses the body. The Snana is an essential part of this timeless system of medicine, which seeks to sooth the body and soul to regain the lost grace and harmony of a person’s bio-balance.