Vasthi or medicated enema is significant among the panchakarma treatments for ‘Vata’ and vata dominant diseases. This treatment is to mitigate the toxic substances (doshas) accumulated from the body.
In this therapy, medicated oil or herbal decoction are pushed through the anus by a special device called Vasthi Yanthram. Ideally the oil should be kept in for several hours, preferably over night.
Vasthi that is being done with Herbal oil is called Anuvasana Vasthi and that with herbal extract is Nirooha Vasthi. Nirooha stimulates the eliminatory process where as Anuvasana nourishes and strengthens the colon. In both cases the discharged fluid will contain eliminated toxins.
This procedure can be applied for a number of days based on the medical condition of a person and as prescribed by the Ayurveda Physician.
Recommended for: All Vata dosha types, hemiplegia, numbness, gastric complaints, backache, neck pain, hyper acidity, arthritis, rheumatism, gout, sexual disorders, constant constipation and kidney stones
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