Anuvasan Basti – In this type of Basti medicated herbal oil is administered via the Anus immediately after food. The effect of this Basti is to nourish and strengthen the body. There is no definite retention time for this enema. The body will absorb what is needed and release any residue of the enema in its own time.
Niruha Basti – also known as Asthapan Basti – In this type of Basti, a decoction of ayurvedic herbs is used in the enema. This treatment is carried out on an empty stomach and should be released within 45 minutes of administration.
Uttar Basti - this basti is administered through the urethra of the male or the vagina of the female. It consists of either medicated ghee or oil.
Benefits of Basti
Basti helps in keeping Vata under control, which also helps in maintaining the balance of Kapha and Pitta Three doshas are balanced with this treatment.
Increases the immune system.
Beneficial for colitis, cervical spondylosis, digestive disorders, backache, obesity, piles.
Basti is helpful when a person is in convalescence from other health conditions.
Creates equilibrium in the body.
It is a wholesome treatment and provides substantial relief for Bata imbalances.
Indications for Basti
Diseases involving joints for example: arthritis, gout, Rheumatism etc,