Vasthi

Vasthi

Virechana is medicated purgation therapy, it is the cleansing of the Pitta and the purification of the blood toxins from the body that are abs can be used as a laxative. This includes senna, prune, bran, flaxseed husk, dandelion root, psyllium seed, cow’s milk, salt, castor oil, raisins and mango juice. When taking these laxatives, it is important to adhere to restricted diet.

Benefits of  Virechana help root out skin diseases, chronic fever, piles, abdominal tumors, worms, gout, jaundice, gastrointestinal problems, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, asthma, headaches, elephantiasis and gynecological disorders.
This Karma mainly aims to eliminate doshas that cannot be removed by Vamana karma such as the kidneys, lungs and sweat glands. This elimination process of vitiated doshas through rectum is called Virechana.
The drugs used for Virechana karma (purgation therapy) vitiate the doshas and bring them into the abdomen. Purgative drugs are dominant in earth and water elements and have downward movement.

 

 

 
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