“Just as a tree irrigated with water at the root produces blue leaves, become beautiful with tender leaves, and during the course of time grows to produce flowers and fruits, similarly a person becomes young and beautiful by the administration of Anuvasana.” Charaka Si 1:29.
Basti / Enema Therapy.
Basti treatment is the main treatment for increased doshas, predominantly Vata Dosha.
There are 2 types of basti, one is called Niruha basti (eliminating basti) and one is called Anuvasana basti (oil based enema). The 2 bastis are done in alteration.
It is an ideal therapy for the treatment of Vata vyadhi/ Vata ailments such as arthritis, rheumatism, muscle spasm, sciatica, backache, joint pains, headaches, constipation, gynaecological disorders and infertility.