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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
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Abstract

A CRITICAL REVIEW ON BASTI KARMA

Vaidya Nisha Rajendra Khairnar*

ABSTRACT

Basti Karma is one of the modalities among the five biocleansing/detoxifying procedures (Panchakarma procedures/ Samshodhana Chikitsa) advocated in Ayurveda as i.e. Vamana (Therapeutic Emesis), Virechana (Therapeutic Purgation), Basti (Medicated Enema), Nasya (Infiltration of drugs through nostrils) and Raktamokshana (Bloodletting by different methods). Basti Karma the medicated oil or herbal decoction is administered through the anal route. In modern medicine enemas are most commonly given to clean the lower bowel as a last resort for constipation treatment when, all other method fail. But rather than this, Basti Karma mentioned in Ayurvedic classics is having broader therapeutic action on almost all the tissues of the body and have rejuventive, curative, preventive and health promotive actions.

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