Taila /Oil: Oil has an important role in Panchakarma process. It is mentioned in Ayurvedic texts that oil alleviates Vata Dosha and prevents aggravation of Kapha Dosha. Oil is equally important in promoting bodily strength and is beneficial for skin. Oil stabilizes and improves the controls of genital system. Oil is useful for people who have a Kapha Prakriti and also benefits the ones who have a Vata prakriti.Oil helps the texture of human skin as it provides strength, slimness, lightness, sturdiness and smoothness to skin.It is also useful in worm infestation, constipation and in smoothening of solid excreta.Skin is the largest tissue of human body. When the body is massaged with a specific herb infused oil combined with essential oils, the skin gets coated with the oils. The oils and substances that have small molecular structures are then absorbed into our skin through the underlying tissues from where traverse throughout the body via blood.Our bodies have a great intelligence and know where these particles are most needed for healing; just like when we eat something, our body breaks down and digests the foods, and the different constituents of the food i.e. nutrients, minerals, proteins, fats, etc. when broken-down into particles are taken to different parts of our bodies, the parts where they are needed. Similarly, the particles from oils are taken to where they will be most beneficial for our body.Once the essential oil particles are in our body they also have an effect on our mind- physically, emotionally and psychologically. Many essential oils not only affect our bodies physically, they may also have the ability to reduce depression, feelings of anxiety or mental fatigue. Some of the most potent and essential constituents of medicinal herbs is their volatile oils.In Snehana process, different oil formulations are used viz.Tila Tail, NarayanTail, Dashmooladi Tail, Mahamash Tail, Bala Taila etc. Oil contains Omega-3 fatty acids (also known as n-3 fatty acids) which are polyunsaturated fatty acids and are essential nutrients for health. We need omega-3 fatty acids for numerous normal body functions such as controlling blood clotting and building cell membranes in the brain, and since our bodies cannot make omega-3 fats, we must get them through external sources. Omega-3 fatty acids are also associated with many health benefits including protection against heart disease and possible strokes. New studies are identifying its potential benefits for a wide range of conditions including cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and other autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.