Sneha Vasthy is one among the five classical detoxification program (Panchakarma) and indicated in Vata disorders. Medicated oils or ghritams are used to administer an oil enema, which nourishes and lubricates the body.
The main seat of the Vata dosha is Pakwashaya (large intestine); therefore Vasthy, the medicated oil enema, is the main therapy for all Vata disorders such as constipation, neurological ailments, paralysis, flatulence, lower backache, gout, and rheumatism. Sneha Vasthy results in nourished and rebuilt Dhatu (body tissues); it strengthens their activities, restores and strengthens the body’s immunity. This is very nurturing, while removing accumulated Malas (toxins) from the colon.
Duration: Depending on patient’s health condition.