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Dr.Parulkar Geeta D.,
R.A.Podar (Govt.) Medical College, attached to M.A.Podar Hospital, Worli,Mumbai,Maharashtra
Mere smearing of medicated oil (Aaushdhi Taila) to a body part is known as ‘Lepa’. Applying the paste of medicinal plants powders (Churnas) added with oil is also considered as ‘Lepa’. After application, the oil is kept over the body for a certain period and then washed off. Here any form of manipulation or massage does not follow application of oil. It is the best alternative method of bahya snehana (External Massage)..
1. Dr. G. Shrinivasa Acharya. Panchakarma Illustrated. First edition, Published by Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishthan, Delhi,2006, Page 181-182