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Svedana or Swedana, means to "perspire". It is used in Ayurvedic treatment. It is also called as steam therapy. There are different types of swedana. Sitting in sun is also called as swedana. Swedana is a pre procedure for Panchakarma. Snehana and Swedana are pre procedures for Panchakarma. An herbal combination is sometimes added to the steam for medicinal effect.[1]


  1. ^ Frawley, David (2000). Ayurvedic Healing. Twin Lakes WI: Lotus Press. pp. 129–130. ISBN 978-0-914955-97-9. Retrieved May 17, 2011. david frawley ayurvedic healing.