Types Of Panchakarma

Basti Treatment

 Basti Treatment

Basti is administered by the introduction of medicated fluid into the colon. Basti treatment balances and nurtures Vata. As Vata governs all body movement, it plays a major role in the disease process, because it can move both nutrients and toxins around the body, and if unbalanced, can cause disease.

Administration of medicine or medicated oil per rectum is called Basti. It can also be called medicated enema. It is basically of 2 types:

  • Niruha Basti- Administration of decoction of suitable drugs along with oil, ghee, honey, saindhava and paste of medicines is called Niruha Basti.
  • Anuvasana Basti- Administration of Sneha through rectum is called Anuvasana Basti.

There are many types of basti preparations depending on various types of disorders. In ayurveda Basti treatment is on very broad spectrum and can be performed any time and in any season, according to the proper advice of specialized doctor. Basti treatment is done maily on Vata dominant diseases. There are also various other types of Basti’s, depending upon the particular body part. Such as JANU BASTI, MANYA BASTI, KATI BASTI, KARMA BASTI, KAL BASTI, YOG BASTI, MATRA BASTI, etc…..