Vasthy (Therapeutic Enema)


Vasthy involves introduction of herbal oil or herbal concoctions through the rectum. It is the most effective treatment for Vatha disorders. Any medication given rectally goes into the deeper tissues of the body. Vasthy relieves constipation, distensions, and chronic fever, cold, sexual disorders, kidney stone, heart pain, backache, sciatica and pain in the joints. Many other Vatha disorders such as arthritis, rheumatism, gout, muscle spasm etc. also are effectively treated through Vasthy.

Types of Vasthy:

  • Asthapanam - enema with decoction (Kashaya Vasthy)
  • Anuvasanam - enema with medicated oil (Sneha Vasthy)