Virechana is the second amongst the five detoxifying – cleansing therapies broadly known as Shodhana therapies. It helps in clearing the lower part of the body & is the best remedial solution for Pitta dosha & second best remedy for Vata dosha.

Prior to the Virechana procedure, internal oleation with medicated ghee/oil is advised for 3-5 days. After meticulous preparations, according to each patient’s individual constitutions, the patient is given specially created Virechan medicine. Then the patient is asked to take a few sips of water and rest.

Virechana therapy is a type of Panchakarma treatment. Here, person is made to undergo controlled purgation for a specific amount of time. It is designed to flush out body toxins. Liver detox, colon detox etc.

Virechana According to Ayurveda

In this method of detoxification and purification, the doshas are removed in the form of faeces through the rectum. The purgative medicines given to the patient are heavy in action (and therefore help to bring down the doshas) and have a tendency to produce heat which aims in eradication of the doshas. Virechana karma or inducing purgation mainly aids in eradicating the imbalanced or aggravated Pitta dosha or the fire body humor. Virechana karma is basically a medicated purgation therapy which removes Pitta toxins from the body that are accumulated in the liver and gallbladder and completely cleanses the gastro-intestinal tract. It is a safe procedure without side effects. Watch the Video here.