Virechanam is a component of panchkarma Ayurvedic treatment in which a person takes oral medication that induces purgation. The unwanted doshas are taken out of body by the anal route.
What to expect
Virechanam starts with oral intake of medications in various forms such as medicated ghee, oils or churna (powders). The dosage is prescribed in such a manner that it ends with therapeutic purgation (excretion) at the end of therapy.
Benefits of Virechanam
Virechanam helps to get rid of Pitta toxins from the body that get accumulated in the liver and gallbladder. It is extremely beneficial in management of Pitta disorders such as dermatitis, chronic fever, heartburn, jaundice, etc.
How it works
Since it includes therapeutic purgation, it removes all aggravated doshas that are channelised into the koshtha (abdomen).
Not recommended (contraindicated) in case of
Patients with ano-rectal canal diseases and patients above 70 years of age.