Critical Study of Asthapana Basti
Alok Singh Sengar, Neelam Kumari Singh
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Ayurveda is based on the fundamental of tridosha. Vata, pitta and kapha are considered as chief factors responsible for health and disease. For achieving healthy life Ayurveda describes a well known procedure which is known as Panchakarma. Among these Panchakarma basti is a well known best procedure for Vataj disease. Vasti is the Karma in which, the medicine prepared according to disease and it administered through rectal canal which reaches up to the Nabhi Pradesh, Kati, Parswa, Kukshi. Vamana and Virecana cannot be used in old persons, children and in weak. In such a condition Asthapana Basti alone is the best therapy. Asthapana Basti stabilizes the Age (Vaya), normal functions of Dosa, Dhatu and Deha i.e., strength of the body. The present review article deals with Asthapana basti as described in Bhrihattrayee (Charak samhita, Sushrut samhita, Ashtang hridyam).. In this paper we study the different aspects of asthapana basti which is mentioned in Sushruta-Samhita, Ashtang-Hridaya, Charaka-Samhita.