Types Of Panchakarma
Netra Basti or Netra Vasti is a restorative and preventative Ayurvedic treatment for the eyes. Dough is made using organic flour and placed around the eye orbit to create a small dam. Netra Basti has a slew of health benefits.
The dam is filled with luke-warm ghee (clarified butter), and then the patient opens his eye and performs various eye exercises while submerged under the ghee, for approximately 10 minutes.
- Darkness in front of the eyes.
- Dryness of the eyes.
- Opacity of the cornea.
- Painful eyes.
- Swollen eyes.
In Ayurveda, we almost always work from the inside out as well as the outside in. The effects of netra basti can be amplified by certain Ayurvedic herbs and formulas that nourish the eyes from the inside out. Food and lifestyle are very important, too. The whole body is connected, so the best way to approach the eyes (and any other body part) is by making the whole body healthier.