In olden day’s every Ayurvedic doctor was supposed to be expert in Panchakarma also shouldrequire wide knowledge of Astrology. Panchakarma is a group of long-established Ayurvedic healing intends to clean the body of impurities, hence reverse the enlargement of disease and aging. Panchakarma therapy is designed to eliminate the vitiated Doshas and to maintain a state of normalcy and stability which is essential basis of health.


This is medicated oil enema; it is beneficial for constipation, neurological ailments, paralysis, flatulence, lower backache and dryness. The treatment nourishes and rebuilds the body tissues (Dhatus), restores and fortifies the body's immunity. This promotes better nutrition while removing accumulated toxins (Malas) from the colon. Prior to this procedure the individual’s body is prepared by massage and steam bath especially for the stomach and lower back.


The procedure through which sweating is done is called swedan .It is one of the main procedures of panchkarma.

Procedure of panchkarma:- Sanehan is given daily for three to seven days, as indicated. Swedan is sudation or sweating and is given every day immediately following the snehan. An herbal concoction may be added to the steam to further loosen the toxins from the individual. Swedan liquefies the toxins and increases the movement of toxins into the gastro-intestinal tract. After three to seven days of snehan and swedan, the doshas become well “ripened”.

vaman vidhi

Vaman or Administrations of emetics is one of the series of panchkarma procedures. This is a Shodhana Karma (cleansing procedures) or purifying operation with regards to cough/ kapha dosha. The aim and administration of vaman karma are different from and more comprehensive than those of administration of emetics in modern sciences.


The act of expelling Doshas through "Adhobhaga"(anal route) is known as Virechana. Virachana therapy is the medicated purgation therapy and one of the five therapies of panchkarma in ayurveda that cleanses the aggravated Pitta from the body and purifies blood, by removing the toxins from the body.

Benifits Virechana can treat a number of health problems and uproot them, so that they do not occur again. Skin diseases, chronic fever, piles, abdominal tumors, worms, gout, jaundice, irritable bowel syndrome, gastrointestinal problems and constipation can be effectively cured by Virechana therapy. In addition to these, the therapy is administered to treat diabetes, asthma, goiter, lepracy, headaches, elephantiasis and gynecological disorders. Virechana karma aims to eliminate doshas from kidneys, lungs and sweat glands, which is otherwise not possible by Vamana karma.


Introduction of herbal concoctions of oil and certain other herbal preprations in liquid medium into the rectum is known as basti karma.

Basti can also be given through vagina and urethra it is called uttar basti. Indications:-Basti is most effective in vataj disorders,vata is a very active principle in pathogenesis control of vata by basti karma cures vast majority of disease

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