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 Panchakarma | Shathayu Ayurveda


Panchakarma as the name suggests is a power pack of five rejuvenating and detoxifying therapies: 

  • Purvakarma

It involves preparing the body to promote release of toxins through Abyanga and Sweda.

  • Ekanga Abhyanga

It involves localized massages with medicated herbal oils for pain and swelling in specific body parts like joints, arms, leg, back, head and neck.

Duration: 30 min for 7-21 days

  • Patrapinda Sweda

Usually followed after Abhyanga, Swedana is sudation or sweating is a time tested treatment for inflammatory conditions. Medicated and herbal concoctions are used which give quick relief from pain and reduce the swelling. The steam helps in flushing out of the toxins from the body through sweat.

Duration: 30 min for 7-21 days

  • Virechana

It is a medicated purification therapy done for treating gastrointestinal dysfunctions, skin diseases and others issues associated with excess pitta dosha in the body.

Duration: 10 days

Benefits: It helps root out:

Joint disorders, Gynecological disorders, Chronic Fever, Headaches, Asthma, Skin disorders, Diabetes, Digestive disorders.


  • Vamana

It is a therapeutic emesis technique to cleanse excess kalpha dosha accumulated in the body and the respiratory tract which causes repeated bronchitis, colds, cough or asthama.

Duration: 10 days 

Benefits: It helps root out:

Bronchial Asthma, Chronic Allergies, Hay Fever, Nasal Congestion. 

  • Basti (Oil And Decoction Enema)

It involves the administration of medicated oils/herbal decoctions through rectum. Basti is often called as the mother of all Panchakarma treatments since it flushes out the toxins from all the 3 doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha, through the colon.

Duration: 8-30 days

Benefits: It relieves

Digestive issues, chronic fever, kidney stones, heart pains, backache, joint pains, muscle spasms, headaches, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Obesity.


  • Nasya

It involves the administration of medicated oils through nose to flush out the accumulated toxins from the head and neck areas. 

Duration: 7 days

Benefits: It helps root out

Insomnia, pigmentation, pre-mature graying of hair, migraine, stiffness of the neck, nasal allergies, and sinusitis.