Panchakarma is a Sanskrit word that means “five actions” or “five treatments”. Pancha Karma is the process which gets to the root cause of the problem and corrects the essential balance of ‘Tridosha’ in body.
Panchakarma is not only good for alleviating disease but is also a useful tool in maintaining excellent health. Ayurveda advises undergoing PanchaKarma at the seasonal changes to clean the body, improve the digestion and to improve the metabolic process.
The five purification procedures that mentioned by Charaka are Vamana (medicated vomiting), virechana (medicated purgation), niruha/ asthapana (decoction enema), anuvasana (oil enema) and sirovirechana/nasaya (Medicated errhine).