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A CONCEPT OF LEHANA AND ITS IMPORTANCE IN PRESENT ERA: A REVIEW STUDY

Dr. Minakshi D. Patle*, Dr. Sharad O. Lokhande, Dr. Arun U. Bhatkar and Dr. Rajkumar C. Harinkhede

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Ayurveda is the storehouse of knowledge for the maintenance of health benefits for healthy individual also it treats the deceased ones by giving treatments of various vyadhis. Vyadhinasha and vyadhipratibandha are the two main aspects of vyadhikshamatva. For this purpose various methods are discussed in Ayurveda. Rasayana, vajikarana, ahar-vihar, sadvritta, lehana karma, samskar, jeevaniya dravya, balya dravyas are mentioned in Ayurveda which helps enhancing the immunity powers of body. Lehana is also one of these enhancing tools which show tremendous effect. Kashyapa had given importance to lehana karma as he mentioned it as a whole adhyaya in sutrasthana. He stated that sukha and dukha of a child depends on lehana. The term lehana means licking or passing the tongue over something. Kashyapa mentioned some drugs as brahmi, vacha, triphala, suvarnaprashana, etc. in lehadhyaya. Charak had also mentioned ghritas such as panchgavya ghrit, brahmi ghrit, etc. Sushruta has mentioned four recipes. Vagbhata also mentioned Sarashwata ghrita and suvarna bhasma with vacha, ghrut & madhu.

Keywords: Vyadhikshamatva, lehana, Kashyapa, suvarnaprashana.


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