Basti (Basti) - is one of the methods of Ayurvedic medicine. There are several types of Basti - internal and external.

External Basti is essentially a warm-warm oil through trays mounted on the body area where the problem area is. Tray or funnel made of dough, put in place and the impact it is poured into a special oil, the composition of the oil depends on the disease and the constitution (dosha) of a person. Oil penetrates deep healing the underlying tissues and has a healing effect on the skin, ligaments, muscles, bones and joints. 

Improves lymph circulation, removes metabolic products, toxins, waste products and the result of effective tissue repair, elimination of inflammation, pain relief. There is a feeling of lightness. All kinds of Basti, except for local effects, also helps in the complex rehabilitation of the body, improves innervation of the body systems and organs function of the whole organism.  This form of treatment is recommended for the prevention and treatment of various types of degenerative disc disease and its complications. And especially for the prevention of cervical and lumbar spine. They are the most common form of the disease.

Niruha Basti

Niruha Basti is one of the most crucial treatments amongst the 5 detoxification process and cleansing therapies. It will help to clear the lower part of your gastrointestinal tract. The Basti serves as the best remedial solution for the VataDosha. 

Before you give this Basti to someone, you are required to give a gentle massage on the stomach as well as back of the body followed by formentation by the Nadisvesa or towel dipped in mild hot water. After that, specially prepared Niruha Basti medicine is introduced into the body through the anal passage with the help of lubricated rubber flatus tube attached to the BastiYantra. It is a painless procedure and the medicine is then excreted out within a span of 5-25 minutes. 


  • Paralysis
  • Arthritis
  • Back ache
  • Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Neurological disorders / diseases of the brain
  • Avascular necrosis of bones
  • Obesity


  • Induces feeling of lightness in the body
  • Clears the bowels
  • Increases appetite
  • Improves in the activity of the nervous system
  • Promotes joint health

Anuvasana Basti

Anuvasana Basti is one of the specialized AyurvedicPanchkarma treatments where in oils and fats are administered as Enema. It is specially indicated in the Vata Imbalance disorders. 


The Basti under which the Ghee and medicated oils are used as the main liquid medicine also called Anuvasana Basti. Sushruta has specially named it as- SnaihikaVasti. Sneha means medicated fats, ghee and medicated oils. AnuvasanaBasti is said to be a type of SnehaVasti.

Anuvasana means to stay. Under this Basti, the administered medicines constantly stay together for a long time period inside the intestine, uterus or bladder and do not cause any untowards problem. They do not aggravate the Doshas nor do they cause any complications. In fact, the Basti helps to cure a lot of diseases that are staying within your body system for a long time period. The Basti can also be administered on regular basis and that is why this name. 

Depending on the quantity (dosage) of Sneha administered, AnuvasanaVasti is divided into 3 types.

  • 1. SnehaVasti – 6 Prasruta medicines is given
  • 2. AnuvasanaVasti – ½ of SnehaVasti, i.e. 3 Prasruta medicines is given
  • 3. MatraVasti

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