Panchakarma Treatments (Purification / Detox Treatments)

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.

Ayurveda Panchakarma

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).

Main benefits of panchakarma includes better functionality of digestive process, elimination of toxins, restoration and maintainance of health, helps in proper functitioning of sense organs, enhancement of mind and intellectual work, enhances the glow in your skin, increased stamina, person becomes capable of getting good progeny, elevated sexual power, delaying the aging process and the person enjoys disease free healthy life.

Every individual requires purification from time to time. Due to the effect of time, imbalance in sense organs, bad food habits and other reasons like hybrid & processed foods, pollution, stress etc. are responsible for accumulation of toxin waste products in the body. If the body is purified properly, then the rejuvenation procedures get boosting and body gains strength and immunity. Hence panchakarma therapy is considered important for every individual.

Each individual should carry out proper purification procedures for maintaining his health. Health is defined as equilibrium of bio humors, normal functioning of all seven tissues, balanced agni digestive fire, efficient elimination of waste products, normal functioning of five sense organs and harmony among body, mind and soul.

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Vamana (Medicated vomiting)

In this procedure excess and vitiated doshas are removed from the upper part of the body by way of vomiting. Vomitting is induced with herbal emetic substances for the purpose of eliminating vitiated Kapha and Pitta.


Virechana( Medicated purgation)

Downward elimination of vitiated doshas or waste products is known as virechana. To eliminate pitta, virechana is the best treatment. The aim of this treatment is to stimulate vitiated doshas from the stomach, small intestine, liver and gall bladder, and bring them to the gastro- intestinal tract for their eventual expulsion from the body through rectum.

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Vasti/ Basti (Medicated enema)

Basti is main treatment for Vata disorders. However, it is useful in diseases of pitta and kapha as well as for vitiation of all doshas together and the vitiation of blood also. Basti (Medicated enema) can be given with many different combinations of herbs and other substances like oil, milk, honey, salt, broth, herbal paste, etc.

1. Niruha or Asthapan vasti

This is also called as decoction or cleansing enema. (The word ‘niruha’ means “ that whose benefit is great” )

2. Anuvasana or Sneha Vasti

The word Anuvasana means that which remains inside the body for a long time without causing harm”. This type of vasti mainly contains oil.

Nasya Karma (Nasal Medication)

Nasya is the procedure in which medications are administered through the nostril in order to purify the head and neck region. Regular use of nasyakarma can prevent the diseases of ear, nose, throat and head. Especially it is very effective for treating hair fall and greying of hair. Nasya controls all doshas in the region of head as well as all centres of sense organs and motor organs situated in the head, hence it is useful in the treatment of various disorders like headache, migraine, facial paralysis, hemiplegia and aphasia.