Basti (A Panchakarma Therapy) by Veda5, Best Ayurveda Treatments in Rishikesh, Kerala & Goa, India

Basti (A Panchakarma Therapy) by Veda5, Best Ayurveda Treatments in Rishikesh, Kerala & Goa, India

Basti is Medicated Enema Therapy (a part of Panchakarma)

Basti is one of the Panchakarma therapies stated according to Ayurveda. Basti is a procedure wherein the medicated oil or fluid (kashayam) which is given through the anal route gets absorbed in the intestine with simultaneous action of the medicines which are there in the oil or decoction given.

Basti nourishes the body, pacifies the vata and allied dosha in the body. Major site of vata is the colon area. The doshas from all over body are initially bought into abdomen by Therapeutic Ayurvedic Abhyangam and Swedan (i.e. massage and steam), after that they are expelled through the basti treatment.

Main Types of Basti According to the Contents

1. Anuvasan (Oil Basti)-Lubricating In Nature.

2. Niruha Basti (Kashaya Basti)-Cleansing In Nature.

3. Ksheer Basti (Medicated Milk Containing Basti)-Nourishing In Nature.

Procedure of Basti

  • The patient is allowed to eat according to the basti type which will be administered.
  • The patient made to get on to the dhroni, given Abhyangam with suitable oil and mild sudation is done on the waist region.
  • The patient is made to lie comfortably on left lateral position with his left leg extended or stretched out and right leg folded in front and the left hand kept beneath the head.
  • Anal region is well lubricated.
  • A very soft simple rubber catheter is inserted in the anus.
  • Oil/kashayam/basti fluid is put into the rectum by syringe or enema pot.
  • Patient is advised the dietary habits acc to the basti type given.

Benefits of Basti Therapy

  • Helps is diseases of overall body.
  • It is said that basti is like a blessing for the kids and the adults.
  • It helps to cleanse the doshas, pacify the doshas.
  • Helps in nourishing the body internally.
  • Controls ageing.
  • Increases immunity.
  • Improves overall mind and body strength.
  • Improves skin tone and texture.
  • Improves semen and egg quality.
  • Rejuvenating to the body.

Therapeutic Uses of Basti

Arthritis, Lumbar spondylitis, Cervical spondylitis and various other joint and muscle issues. Sports injuries. Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other nervous system diseases. Stroke. Delayed milestones. ADHD diseases. Degenerative diseases. Recurrent missed abortions. Infertility. Chronic constipation. Debilitated conditions. PCOD, Menorrhagia. Weight loss. Improves vision. Improves the strength of all senses.

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