Vasti is an ayurvedic treatment for arthritis, paralysis, hemophilia, numbness, bastric complaints associated with rheumatism and constant constipation. Medical enema 'Vasti' predominates in the five course of treatment, Panchakrama. In this treatment, certain herbal oils and herbal extracts are applied through the rectum on a daily basis for a period 5 to 25 days. Kazhaya vasti, Matra vasti and Sneha vasti are the three types of vastis.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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