Vasti, also known as Basti or Enema, is a traditional Ayurvedic therapy that involves administering medicated substances into the rectum to promote overall health and well-being. There are several types of Vasti, each with its own unique benefits.
Here are the different types of Vasti and their benefits:
Kashaya Vasti: Kashaya Vasti is an herbal decoction enema that is used to treat conditions such as constipation, bloating, and abdominal pain. The herbal decoction used in Kashaya Vasti helps to soften the stool and promote regular bowel movements.
Sneha Vasti: Sneha Vasti is a type of Vasti that uses medicated oils to treat various conditions such as joint pain, arthritis, and nervous system disorders. Sneha Vasti helps to lubricate the intestinal walls and nourish the tissues in the colon, promoting healthy digestion and elimination.
Niruha Vasti: Niruha Vasti, also known as Asthapan Vasti, is a cleansing enema that is used to remove toxins and waste material from the body. Niruha Vasti is typically administered after a preparatory procedure called Panchakarma, which involves several days of detoxification and purification treatments.
Uttara Vasti: Uttara Vasti is a specialized type of Vasti that is used to treat conditions such as urinary tract infections, infertility, and reproductive system disorders. Uttara Vasti involves administering medicated oils or decoctions into the urethra or vagina.
Some of the benefits of Vasti include:
Detoxification: Vasti is believed to remove accumulated toxins and waste material from the colon, which can help to purify the body and promote overall health.
Improved digestion: Vasti can help to improve digestion and absorption of nutrients by stimulating the digestive system and promoting healthy bowel movements.
Relief from constipation: Vasti can help to relieve constipation by softening the stool and promoting regular bowel movements.
Relief from menstrual disorders: Vasti can be used to treat menstrual disorders such as irregular periods, cramps, and bloating.
Relief from joint pain: Vasti can be used to treat joint pain and stiffness caused by conditions such as arthritis.
Increased energy: Vasti is believed to increase energy levels and promote a feeling of well-being by improving digestion and removing toxins from the body.
Promoting healthy digestion and elimination
Removing toxins and waste material from the body
Relieving constipation, bloating, and abdominal pain
Reducing inflammation and joint pain
Nourishing and strengthening the tissues in the colon and rectum
Promoting overall health and well-being.
It’s important to note that Vasti should only be administered by a trained Ayurvedic practitioner and under the supervision of a qualified Ayurvedic doctor.