Panchakarma is Ayurveda’s primary purification and detoxification treatment. The series of these five therapies help remove deep rooted stress and illness-causing toxins from the body while balancing the doshas (energies that govern all biological functions).
Panchakarma means “five procedures”. These five cleansing procedures remove accumulated waste materials in the body. Meant for both healthy and sick.
- Medicated oil enema (Sneha Basti)
- Decoction enema (Kashaya Basti)
- Cleaning the bowels with medicines (Virechana)
- Induced vomiting with medicines (Vamana)
- Nose Medication (Nasya)
Considered as the mother of all treatments, this enema with medicinal oils (Sneha Basti) or decoctions (Kashaya Basti) cleanses accumulated toxins through the large intestine. Basti works well because of the good absorbing capacity of the rectal area.
In Basti we inject herbal concoctions of sesame oil and other herbs as liquid medium in rectum. Basti, is the most effective treatment for vata disorders.
It relieves constipation, distention, chronic fever, cold, sexual disorders, kidney stones, heart pain, backache, sciatica and other pains in the joints. Many other vata disorders such as arthritis, rheumatism, gout, muscle spasms and headaches may also be treated with basti. For gastric disorders, obstruction of urine/semen/menstrual flow, loss of strength, nervous diseases, lower backache, rheumatism, kidney stones, piles, abnormal enlargement of the liver/spleen and obesity.
This is bowel-cleaning by giving a laxative mixed in milk or warm water. It removes toxins accumulated in the liver/gallbladder and completely cleans the gastro-intestinal path.
For skin diseases, urinary disorders, anemia, chronic fever, diabetes, digestive disorders, headache, gynecological disorders, jaundice and heartburn.
Vomiting is induced by giving oral drugs with a large quantity of liquids. It cleanses toxins collected in the body and clears the respiratory system.
For asthma, cough, psoriasis, chronic allergies, hay fever, hyperacidity, chronic indigestion and water retention.
Nose is an easy entrance to the head. Medicine is poured into the nostrils for inhalation. This cleanses accumulated toxins in the head and neck region.
Highly effective for asthma, sinusitis, migraine and loss of smell/taste.
< PS : Results may vary from person to person based on his/her body type and combination of doshas >