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Vamana

Vamana

Literally vamana means vomiting. This Panchakarma procedure is done by means of induced emesis to expel out the vitiated dosha and mala (i.e. the toxic body metabolites) from the stomach through mouth. Vamana is the specific therapy for Kapha related disorders. How it is done? Before vamana as a preparatory process the patient is administered with oil/ghee everyday with an increasing dose for up to seven days ...

Vasti

Vasti

Vasti is the specialized Panchakarma procedure to cure Vata related disorders. It is used to promote elimination of the vitiated vatadosha out through the rectum. In this Panchakarma procedure medicated oil or decoction is administered through the anus to pacify the aggravated Vatadosha. Usually Vasti is of two types – Nirooha Vasti in which herbal decoction ...

Virechana

Virechana

It is a medicated purgation therapy which is meant for expelling out vitiated dosha and Mala (toxic metabolites) through the anal passage. This Panchakarma therapy is indicated for Pitta related disorders. How it is done? Before Virechana, as a preparatory process the patient is administered with oil/ghee everyday with an increasing dose for up to seven days (until the stool becomes oily). Also the patient ...