Ayurveda Panchakarma Detoxification

Ayurveda Panchakarma Detoxification

Panchakarma is Ayurveda’s primary purification and detoxification treatment. Panchakarma means “five therapies”. These 5 therapeutic treatments that help in eliminating toxins from the body are: Vamana, Virechana, Nasya, Basti and Raktamoskshana. The series of these five therapies help remove deep rooted stress and illness-causing toxins from the body while balancing the doshas (energies that govern all biological functions).

Before conducting any Panchakarma treatments, your body is well prepared/conditioned by massages, ghee drinking and steam therapy (pre-PK therapies last between 3-10 days)

Depending on the condition of each individual, PK therapies are chosen and prescribed for best results. Minimum stay is 3 weeks for optimum results. We also offer Mini PK for 2 weeks.


Vamana is a medicated emesis therapy which removes Kapha toxins collected in the body and the respiratory tract. This is given to people with high Kapha imbalance. Daily treatment involves loosening and mobilizing the toxins in an effort to finally eliminate them.

Please note that Coonoor is in rural India and the infrastructure is not as developed as in the west countries. However, it is part of the unique experience of Incredible India and that is why most people choose to come here!

Beneficial in treating: Bronchial Asthma, Chronic Allergies, Hay Fever, Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Hyperacidity, Chronic Indigestion Nasal Congestion, Edema, Obesity, Psychological disorders, Skin disorders.

Virechana (Purgation)

Virechana is medicated purgation therapy which removes Pitta toxins from the body that are accumulated in the liver and gallbladder. It cleanses the gastro-intestinal tract.

Beneficial in treating: Chronic Fever, Diabetes, Asthma, Skin disorders such as Herpes, Paraplegia, Hemiplegia Joint disorders, Digestive disorders, Constipation, Hyperacidity, Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Headaches, Elephantiasis and Gynecological disorders.

Basti (Enema or Colonic Irrigation)

Basti (Enema) is considered as the mother of all Panchakarma treatments. It cleanses the accumulated toxins from all the 3 doshas :Vata, Pitta and Kapha, through the colon. Basti is also highly beneficial as a rejuvenating treatment. Medicated oils and herbal decoction is administered as enema to clean the colon and increase the muscle tone. This treatment is provided for several days, based on the medical condition of a person.

Beneficial in treating: Hemiplegia, Paraplegia, Colitis, Convalescence, Cervical Spondylosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Constipation, Digestive disorders, Backache & Sciatica, Hepatomegaly & Splenomegaly, Obesity, Piles, Sexual Debility & Infertility.

Nasya (Nose Cleaning)

Nasya involves administration of medicated oil through the nose to cleanse accumulated Kapha toxins from the head and neck region.

Beneficial in treating: Trigeminal Neuralgia, Bel’s Palsy, improves memory & eye sight, insomnia, elimination of excess mucus, hyper pigmentation in the face, pre-mature graying of hair, clarity of voice, headaches of various origins, Hemiplegia, loss of smell and taste, frozen shoulder, migraine, stiffness of the neck, nasal allergies, nasal polyp, neurological dysfunctions, Paraplegiar and sinusitis.


Raktamokshana is a procedure to cleanse the blood and is advised only in extremely rare conditions. It is NOT advised during general Panchakarma. Most Ayurveda Centers including ours DO NOT offer Raktamokshana due to the high risk of infection involved in blood cleansing.

Ayurvedic Purification

In Ayurveda,it is considered that all disuses start fromama.It is a sticky,thick layer on tissues and organs that is formed by toxins.Ayurveda has different methods of purifying from accumulated toxins(ama).

Some of the important procedures used for the purifications are:

VAMANA: Therapeutic vomiting designed to eliminate toxins from the respiratory tract and upper digestive tract.

VIRECHANA:Medicated purgation therapy designed to eliminate toxins from the liver,kidneys,spleen,gall bladder and gastro-intestinal tract.

NASYA:Inhalation therapy that cleanses sinuses and breathing cavities.This therapy removes the toxins and mucous from the head.

BASTI:Medicated enema that is considered to be a central part of Ayurvedic medicine.Basti is beneficial for overall detoxification and cleansing.

RAKTHAMOKSHANA:Bloodletting performed to eliminate the toxins from the blood stream.


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