Vasti is the most important of the therapies in Panchakarma. It involves the introduction of herbal oils and decoctions into the colon through rectum. Of the three humours,only Vitta,the prime abode of which is the large intestine,has the power of mobility. When its movement is affected, the functions of the other two humours are also adversely affected.
In Sanskrit 'Vasti' means bladder. A special device consisting of a small tube and bladder is used to administer the medicine. Traditionally , urinary bladders of cows and buffaloes were used and that is how the therapy got its name.
- 1. Obesity.
- 2. Paralysis.
- 3. Arthritis.
- 4. Back Ache.
- 5. Constipation.
- 6. Dryness of the body.
Basti is Given in the trans ractal route. The medicines given enter the rectum, cross the rectal mucosa and get absorbed. It stimulates mass peristalsis of large intestine thereby helping the excretion of toxins. It also helps in Increasing the absorption capacity of the Colon. Due to its action and thus nourishes, purifies and expels the toxins from the Body.
- 1. Increase in appetite.
- 2. A feeling of lightness in the body.
- 3. Increase in the mobility of the joints.
- 4. Complete evacuation of the bowels..
- 5. Oleation of the entire body, especially the GI tract.
- 6. Improvement in the activity of the nervous system.