What is Anuvassan  Panchakarma Treatment and its Benefits

What is Anuvassan Panchakarma Treatment and its Benefits

Anuvassan Panchakarma treatment is a detox therapy that helps to eliminate the toxins from your body. An Ayurvedic therapy that is good to heal both physical and mental ailments. This therapy by clearing out the toxins from the body helps to release the excess ‘Vata’ in your body. Different digestion-related problems like heartburn, acidity, constipation, and ulcers are the result of excess Vata in your body.

Ayurveda states that the human body is consists of three main energies – ‘Vata, Pitta, and Kapha’. In a healthy body, there is always a proper alignment between all these three energies whereas the opposite happens in an unhealthy body hence your body becomes prone to ailing diseases.

What are the steps included in anuvassan panchakarma treatment

The process involved in the Anuvaasan panchakarma treatment is advised to be done only by professional therapist as the steps included are tough to conduct without expertise.

Research done on the methods and effectiveness of Anuvaasan panchakarma treatment shows that after undergone the treatment, patient were found that their digetsion ahs improve and so is their overall health.

Before starting out the process:

  • The patient’s body nature or prakriti is examined before the treatment. Along with that their digestive fire strength too is accessed for the panchakarma treatment needs the inclusion of astringent herbs that some may find hard to intake.
  • The pateint’s abdomen and lumbar region is massaged with warm sesame oil.
  • An enema pouch specially designed for the treatment is kept in warm water for about 10 minutes. This will help the content of the pouch to get warm.
  • A lubricated catheter is then inserted inside the anus. The oil is pushed inside slowly and steadily.
  • The patient is asked to lie on the bed in the supine position for a while
  • Lukewarm water is given to the patient after the process
  • Light foods like veg soups are given to the patient then.

Ghee or ghritam: an important component in anuvassan treatment

Ghritam is the medicated ghee used in most of all panchakarma treatments for it is one of the most important components that aids the process. Ghee is the boosting agent used for purgation. It is a natural fat element that provides warmth during the panchakarma treatment that brings ‘Vata’ dosha in balance.

It helps the medicated herbs that are used in the treatment to reach deep within the body tissues. Ghee enhances the herb absorption in your body and boost digestion as well. It pushes down the toxins to rectums and helps the excretion process during the panchakarma treatment.

Ghritam or the medicated ghee is prepared by mixing it with the Kashaya ( herbal decoctions) and Kalka ( herbal paste). The herbs used in the decoction and paste are derived from the ayurvedic text.

This medicated ghee apart from being the main agent in panchakarma therapy also is used for relieving the digestion problems like bloating, indigestion, and gastric problems. It also helps in stimulating the health of intestines and liver. Ghee also boost your immunity and strengthen your muscles.

What are the benefits of anuvassan panchakarma treatment

This Panchakarma treatment helps in relieving digestion problems and also strengthens your digestive fire. Apart from that, it has numerous other health benefits that are as follows:

  • Regulate your bowel movements
  • Relieves constipation
  • Boost metabolism
  • Helps in weight loss treatment
  • Boost your immunity
  • Improves your sleep quality
  • Helpful for diabetes patients
  • Reduce stress levels

Diseases that are treated by anuvassan panchakarma treatment

Digestive disorders are mainly treated by anuvassan therapy but apart from that following are treated with the help of this treatment:

  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Migraine
  • Skin problems
  • Constipation
  • Ulcer
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Kidney stones


Anuvassan panchakarma treatment is the detox therapy that helps to clear out toxins from your body. The therapy also helps to boost your immunity, and is good both for your mental and physical wellness.

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