Drugs are made fine powder form
It is mixed with some liquids/other medium, indicated in
Made in to a soft paste for application.
In wet drugs
Wet drugs are made in to kalka form
Then directly go for application.
Media that can be used to prepare paste are:
Quantity of sneha dravya
Vataja – 1/4th part
Pittaja – 1/6th part
Kaphaja – 1/8th part
Technique of lepa application
It should be gently rubbed in an upward/ pratiloma /reverse direction.
So that the action of the application quick and effective.
Because application enters in to romakupa and further get absorbed
through swedavahi srothas and sira mukha, then produces good
Time of lepa application
Pralepa Should not be applied at night nor it should be allowed
to stay on after it dried up.
Where as pradehas can be allowed to stay even after drying, in
order to cause constriction / pressure over the part of the
The heat of the body comes out through the skin pores at
If medicinal applications are done at nights the skin pores get
blocked and obstruct the transfer of body heat.
So lepa should not be done at nights.
Preservation of lepa
If preserve in air tight containers…..
Vegetable lepa churna will preserve their potency for
Mineral and metallic preparations last indefinitely.
General rules for application
Always lepa should be applied in the opposite direction of the hair follicles.
Should not be left after drying, it must be removed as soon as they are dries up.
As the lepa are wet, it helps to skin where, as soon as they are dried they lose
their potency and irritate the skin.
Lepa should be prepared freshly and use.
They should be used only once.
Over the previous lepa fresh once should not be applied.
It should not be applied at night, if applied it causes skin
diseases by suppressing local temperature.
Do not cover the lepa with cloth because it causes retention of sweat
which in turn leads to pidaka, Kandu, etc; complications.
Lepa should not be too snigdha nor ruksha,
Neither solid nor liquid, i.e.; it should be of medium consistency.
Thickness of Alepa should be like that of wet skin of the Buffalo or 1/3ed of angula.
Snana anarha also considered as Ayogya
To be avoided
Agni and Atapa sevana
Karmukatha (mode of action)
Pitha which is present in skin is Bhrajaka Pitha
It is said to be assimilate the dravya, which comes in contact with skin
either the form of lepa, i.e.;
Further the Thiryag dhamani spread through out the skin like mesh.
From these the Roma kupa originate through this path way the sweat
moves out and at the same time Rasa dhatu reaches the Roma kupa to
In similar way the active principle of medicaments to the skin in the form
of Abhyanga, Parisheka, Avagaha, lepa, etc; is absorbed after undergoing
paka by Bhrajaka Pitha.
There by it bestows normal function of skin is the experience of sukha
sparsha with the sensation of touch.c
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