SNEHA VASTI ( OIL ENEMA )
'Sneha Vasti' is the administration of medicines in the form of oil / gritha in to the rectum through anal canal by using 'Vasti yanthra'. Further it will get absorbed in to the whole body from the rectum. The oil which is used for sneha vasti is warmed just before the administration facilitates this action.This procedure is done only after having food,not in empty stomach.
The patient should be laying down in left lateral position by keeping his right leg folded towards the chest. One should take breath through the mouth while giving Vasti. One should try to hold the oil once it is inside the rectum. Till the urge for motion comes one can take rest with out sleeping in day time. Compaire to Kashaya vasti urge for motion will be always late in Sneha vasti.
Neorological and arthritic conditions ,
Back aches, Sciatica and other Vata diseases.
Alleviates Constipation, Distention of Abdomen, Chronic fever.