Some of the herbal leaves are boiled and steam is passed to whole body for 10-20 minutes within the steam chamber. The individual is made to sweat, it remove all the impurities and toxins of the body, skin diseases, reduce fat etc
Intake of medicated ghee or oil for the preparation of the patient for the main panchakarma process. Medicine is given in the early morning in empty stomach and is allowed to drink medicated water to increase the digestive power. Light diet like kanji is given at the time of appetite. Snehapanam will increase the digestive power and useful in gastric problems.
It this panchakarma treatment patient is subjected to snehana and swedana. A single dose of strong purgative medicine is given to elimiate the vitiated doshas. After purgation light diet like kanji is given. It is the treatment for piles, splenic disorders, jaundice, intestinal parasites, gout etc.
Snehavasthi or fat enema is the anal administration of medicated oil through a disposable syringe or vasthi yantra in a required amount. It is done before kashayavasti and effective treatment for neurological disorders.