Types Of Panchakarma
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.