Basti is an important therapy in Panchakarma, Ayurveda. Basti is performed to relieve the body from increased Vata Dosha and effectively treat rheumatic diseases. Uttara Basti, Kashaya Basti, and Sneha Basti are known as the major type of Bastis in Panchakarma. These type of Bastis are performed to achieve different results. Depending on the individual’s condition and cause of the disease or health issue a physician advises the right type and number of Basti to the individual.
Basti is performed to remove the body toxins through intestinal track. In this procedure, a medicine given to the individual directly reaches to the bowel without having any enzymatic action. Basti is beneficial in case of constipation, joint disorders, acidity, menstrual disorders and sexual disorders.