Panchakrma and its uses

Uses and benefits Information
Vamana
• Asthma and breathing problems.
• Indigestion
• Anorexia
• Skin problems( psoriasis , eczema)
Vamana mainly used to remove
excess kapha dosha out of the body .
it can be called as emesis (painless vomiting)
Virechana
• Acidity
• Liver problems
• Diabetes
• Digestive problems
• Urticaria ,other skin problems
Virechana commonly practised to
remove excess pitta from the body
and disease related to pitta . It can
be called as induced purgation
Nasya
• Sinusitis
• Recurrent allergic rhinitis
• Migraine /headache
• Hair fall /premature greying
• Nutrition to panchaendriya
Instillation of medicated oil or
powder or ghrita into nostrils is
called as nasya . this process is done
for 7/15/31 days
Basti
• All Vata disorders
• Sandhivata
• Colitis
• Digestive problems
In basti medicated kwath / oil is
given with enema with the help of
catheter .In basti oil or kwath is
absorbed through intestine.
Raktamokshana
• Chronic skin disease (psoriasis ,
• eczema, leukoderma ..)
• Diabetes
• Shit pitta
Many diseases occur due to rakta
dhatu dushti (impure blood.
in raktamokshan impure blood
removed with the help of jaluka ,
it takes near about 1 hour
Shirodhara
• Stress and anxiety
• Hairfall
• Depression
• Insomnia /disturbed sleep
In very calm atmosphere medicated
oil dhara is poured on forehead.
this process reduce stress on central
nervous system
Kati basti
• Backache
• Spine problems
• Slip disc
• Sciatica
• Lumbar spondylosis
In this process heat is applied to
lumbar or sacral region by retaining
warm medicated oil within a
specially formed frame.
Abhyanga (massage)
• Increases circulation
• Tones muscles
• Calm nerves
• For soft skin and smooth skin
• Rejuvenates mind and body
Full body massage is done with luke
warm oil application over the body
for 30-60 minutes.
Swedana/(Steam)
• Increases blood circulation
• Removes toxins through sweat
• Reduces stiffness of body
• Relaxes muscles
Patient have to lie down in the
steam box )and steam is given of
many herbs according to prakruti
and illness of patient.
Udwartana
• Obesity
• Rheumatoid arthritis
In this process medicated powder of
herbs in applied in ‘pratiloma’
direction by viated kapha is reduced.
Janubasti
• Degeneration of knee joint
• Knee joint pain
• Reduced fluid in joint
In this process with the help of black
gram powder powder hot oil poured
over the joint for 15-20 minutes
Pinda Swedana
• Helpful in neuromuscular disorders
• Muscle dystrophy
• Reduces muscular pain
This procedure is done to bring
sweating in body in this medicated
rice is cooked in ‘kwath’ and ‘pinda’
is made.
Netra Tarpan
• Increases eyesight
• Helps to delay cataract
• Helpful in itching
Medicated ghee is poured in eyes in
eyes for 5-10 minutes.

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