Embalming is the process of preserving a human deadbody with the purpose of postponing decomposition for aslong as possible. It is a process intricately entwined withcenturies of human history .Embalming is both an artand science. The treatment of the dead body with aqueoussolutions of soluble germicidal and preservative chemicalsby way of vascular and a cavity injection to preventputrefaction is called embalming. In this paper we havediscussed the various methods of preservation of dead bodiesin detail along with the new advances.
Embalming is the process of chemically treatingthe dead human body to reduce the presenceand growth of the microorganisms, to retardorganic decomposition and to restore acceptable physical appearance.The use of balms andbalsams to impregnate the dead body forpreservation has gained the name embalming.Embalming causes the coagulation of tissueproteins that get fixed and hardened.