Oil enemas are a central part of Ayurveda, in fact there are over 100 specificOil enemas are a central part of Ayurveda, in fact there are over 100 specific oil enemas listed in the ancient medical texts. Specially selected and prepared oils are gentle inserted into the rectum and allowed to absorb over time. Ideally the oil should be kept in for several hours, preferably over night.The oils find their way through the colon and absorb all sorts of oxidants and toxins along the way.
Basti is especially good for excessive Vata imbalances. Far more gentle than colonic irrigation, oil enemas offer an effective and gentle alternative way to cleanse and detox the colon. Since Vata is mainly located in the colon and bones, the medication is administered rectally. There are about 80 Vata related disorders in Ayurveda. About 80 percent of them can be treated with medicated enemas.
Recommended for: Vata dosha types, people suffering from hemorrhoids (or other conditions that may contraindicate colonic irrigation), elderly clients or anyone who finds colonic irrigation too uncomfortable.
Benefits: Alleviates constipation, distention, chronic fever, the common cold, sexual disorders, kidney stones, heart pain, vomiting, backache, neck pain and hyper acidity, sciatica, arthritis, rheumatism, and gout.