LEPAN - लेपन


Application of herbal packs on various parts at body. It is the mixture of herbal powders with water / milk / honey / fruit juices.


Lepa Procedure:-

  • The body portion of the Lepan should be cleaned. 
  • The herbal powders should be mixed with simple water / Rose water / milk / honey or fresh fruit juices, also cooked should be mixed with decoction or milk or with fresh herbal juice. 
  • Then application of the same mixture on the face / or that affected body part should be done. 
  • It should be kept for 20-30 min approximately or Till lepan to be dry
  • No specific preparation of the Patient is needed for this procedure.
  • Lepa may be performed at any time of the day.

Lepa Medicines:-

For the purpose of lepa oil is prescribed according to the disease. There are various types of ayurvedic lep available like:- 

  • ayurvedic lep for joint pain
  • ayurvedic lep for fracture
  • ayurvedic lep for swelling
  • ayurvedic lep for knee pain
  • ayurvedic lep for hair loss
  • ayurvedic lep for hair growth
  • ayurvedic lep for skin
  • dashang lep
  • ayurvedic lep for back pain
  • ayurvedic lep for fungal infection
  • ayurvedic lep for face
  • ayurvedic lep for ligament tear

Types of Application:-

  • Both warm and cold applications are practiced in lepa.
  • Application of warm herbal paste is preferred in Patients suffering from morbidity of vata as well as kapha dosha in the facial skin.
  • Contrary to this when morbidity of pitta dosha is identified in the facial skin, the cold herbal paste is applied.
  • So also,vishaghana and varnakara Lepa is also carried out by applying the cold herbal paste.

Lepa Thickness for Application:-

Herbal paste is applied in three different thicknesses of the thin, moderate and thick application respectively.

Lepa Duration:- 

  • The application should be removed before it gets dried off.
  • If the herbal paste gets dried on the face it is likely to harm the facial skin or else deteriorates the complexion

Lepa Indications:-

  • To prevent / correct the discoloration
  • Hyper pigmentation of skin
  • Skin disease
  • Psoriasis, Eczema
  • To improve the tone & texture of the skin (Face or body skin)
  • To reduce Pain / burning / itchy of the specific area
  • Allergic skin rashes
  • Edema
  • Accidental swelling
  • Abscess
  • Skin manifestations due to vitiated vata dosha.
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system.
  • Dandruff
  • Hair fall
  • Diseases of the scalp
  • Premature graying of the hair.

    Blackish pigmentation in the skin.

    Wrinkles on the facial skin.

    Progressive cataract.

    Bluish pigmentation.

    effective in acne vulgaris

Patient should avoid the Following behaviors after the treatment with lepa

  • Day sleep
  • Exposing to the air, heat, sunshine
  • Sitting beside the fire
  • Grief

If these factors are not avoided following lepa, there will be risk of developing certain untoward symptoms like itching, undue dryness of the skin, swelling, redness at affected part


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