Basti is the third but the most important treatment among the five detoxifying panchakarmas. It helps in clearing the lower part of the GI tract & is the best remedial for vata dosha & Half treatment of any diseases in body. Basti duration of course is 21 days
Before the application of Basti, a simple light massage is carried out on the stomach & the back followed by a light fomentation by nadisweda. Then the specially prepared basti medicine is introduced through the anus of the patient with the help of lubricated rubber flatus tube attached to basti yantra. This is absolutely painless procedure.
DIET:- Sneha Basti has to be carried out on full stomach, kashay Basti has to be carried out on empty stomach. He is advised special diet during the course of basti.
BENEFITS:- Lightness of the body, Increase in appetite, Oleation of the GI in special & whole body in general, Improvement in the activity of nervous system, Increase in the mobility of the joint, Reduction in pains & aches in the joints & muscles, hemiplegia, Paraplegia, Colitis, Cervical Spondylosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Constipation, abdominal pain, Digestive disorders, Backache & Sciatica, Urine/Gall Stones, Hair Problems Hepatomegaly & Splenomegaly, Obesity, Piles, increased warmth in the body, Sexual Debility, gynocological problems & Infertility.