Vamana is medical emesis and is a preventive measure for diseases of Kapha origin.
Vamana is one of the therapies that constitute the ‘Panchakarma’- the five fold Ayurvedic detoxification procedure. This process induces therapeutic vomiting or medical emesis. Prior to carrying out the Vamana procedure, the individual’s body is prepared by Snehana (oleation) and Swedana (sudation).
Vamana is a very beneficial therapy for Kapha predominating disorders such as asthma, cough, psoriasis and skin disorders. After vomiting, the sinus is cleared, which in turn provides relief from congestion, wheezing and breathlessness.