Effective Basti Treatments For Pitta Disorders

Article by Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay)
Basti is said to be ‘Ardha Chikitsa’ or half the treatment of all the other treatments available in the world. This proves the authority of Vasti treatment over the other treatments. 

Vata controls everything –
Vata is said to be the main controlling force of all the activities of the body.
Pitta and Kapha are incapable of producing a disease or disease process unless they are motivated, provoked and mobilized by vitiated Vata.

Similarly the functions of all the tissues and organs, the functions of mind, sense organs, motor organs and all the discharges and movements in the system is carried by the governance of Vata.
The expulsion of wastes from the body is also under its control.
Basti yantra enema

To sum up, Vata is the remote control of all the activities of the body. If this Vata gets vitiatied, the remote control will start controlling the body in an undesired way and cause lot of diseases and deformities.

Thus Vata being the superior dosha, needs a stronger treatment and attention when it is a in a state of vitiation.
Nothing can control a ‘Vata’ which is ‘out of control’ as is done effectively by Vasti.
Read related: Basti Chikitsa: Benefits, Routes, Types, Indications, Equipment

Pitta Roga-hara Niruha Vasti (Effective decoction enemas to combat vitiated Pitta and Pitta disorders)

Naladadi Niruha Vasti –
Ingredients
Naladadi Kashayam – Decoction of the below said herbs:

  • Nala – Saccharum munja
  • Vetasa – Salix caprea
  • Jalavetasa – Salix tetrasperma
  • Kamala – Nelumbium speciosum
  • Shaivala – Covolvulus pluricaulis / Evolvulus alsinoides

Sharkara – sugar
Ghrita – ghee
Madhu – honey
Dugdha – milk
The Niruha Vasti administered by mixing all the above said components effectively combats Pitta disorders.

Manjishtadi Niruha Vasti
Ingredients:
Decoction of the below said herbs:

  • Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia
  • Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus
  • Ananta – Cordia Wallichii
  • Payasya – Impomoea paniculata / Impomoea mauritiana / Leptadenia reticulate
  • Yashtimadhu – Glycyrrhiza glabra

Sharkara – sugar
Ghrita – ghee
Madhu – honey
Dugdha – milk
The Niruha vasti prepared from these herbs will mitigate pitta and cure pitta disorders.

Chandanadi Niruha Vasti
Ingredients:
Decoction of the below mentioned herbs:

  • Chandana – sandal wood
  • Padhmakha – Prunus puddum / Prunus cerasoides
  • Usheera – Vetiveria zizanioides
  • Punnaaga – Calophyllum inophyllum

Sharkara – sugar
Ghrita – ghee
Madhu – honey
Dugdha – milk

The above mentioned components of Chandanadi Niruha Vasti will have an excellent pitta relieving effect and will cure pitta disorders

Kushadi Niruha Vasti
Ingredients:
Decoction of the below mentioned herbs (each 1 pala or 48 grams quantity approximately):

  • Kusha – Demostachya bipinnata
  • Kasha – Saccharum spontaneum
  • Nala – Saccharum munja
  • Darbha – Imperata cylindrica
  • Kandekshu – Saccharum officinarum
  • Musta – Cyperus rotundus
  • Haritaki – Terminalia chebula
  • Bibhitaki – Terminalia bellirica
  • Amalaki – Emblica officinalis
  • Kamala – Lotus
  • Vasa – Adhatoda vasica
  • Saariva – Hemidesmus indicus
  • Rasna – Alpinia galanga
  • Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia
  • Parpataka – Fumaria indica
  • Palasa – Butea monosperma

Paste of the below mentioned herbs:

  • Sringhataka – Trapa bispinosa
  • Kapikachchu – Mucuna pruriens
  • Nagakeshara – Mesua ferrea
  • Agaru – Aquilaria agallocha
  • Chandana – sandalwood
  • Vidari – Pueraria tuberosa
  • Shatapushpa – Anethum sowa
  • Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia
  • Trivrit – Operculina turpethum
  • Indrayava – seeds of Holarrhena antidysenterica
  • Saindhava lavana – rock salt
  • Madana phala – Randia dumetorum
  • Padhmaka – Prunus puddum / Prunus cerasoides
  • Yashtimadhu – Glycyrrhiza glabra

Madhu – honey
Dugdha – milk
Ghrita – ghee

Kushadi Vasti is prepared by combining all the above said ingredients and administered to mitigate vitiated pitta and to cure pitta disorders. It is also highly effective in combating daha (burning sensation), raktapitta (bleeding disorders), pitta gulma (pitta type of tumours), raktapradara (menorrhagia) and jwara (fever)

Lodhradi Niruha Vasti
Ingredients:
Decoction of the below mentioned herbs:

  • Lodhra – Symplocos racemosa
  • Chandana – sandalwood
  • Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia
  • Rasna – Alpinia galanga
  • Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus
  • Bala – Sida cordifolia
  • Riddhi – Habenaria intermedia
  • Vasa – Adhatoda vasica
  • Gambhari – Gmenlina arborea
  • Meda – Polygonatum verticillatum
  • Yashtimadhu – Glycyrrhiza glabra
  • Padhmaka – Prunus puddum / Prunus cerasoides
  • Shalaparni – Desmodium gangeticum
  • Prishnaparni – Uraria picta
  • Brihati – Solanum indicum
  • Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum
  • Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris
  • Kusha – Demostachya bipinnata
  • Kasha – Saccharum spontaneum
  • Nala – Saccharum munja
  • Darbha – Imperata cylindrica
  • Kandekshu – Saccharum officinarum

The paste of the below mentioned herbs:

  • Jeevaka – Malaxis acuminate / Microstylis wallichi
  • Kakoli – Fritillaria roylei
  • Ksheerakakoli – Roscoea purpurea
  • Riddhi – Habenaria intermedia
  • Kamala – Lotus
  • Jeevanti – Leptadenia reticulata
  • Meda – Polygonatum cirrhifolium
  • Parpataka – Fumaria indica
  • Palasa – Butea monosperma
  • Shatavari – Asparagus racemosa
  • Saindhava lavana – Rock salt
  • Indrayava – seeds of Holarrhena antidysenterica
  • Ushira – Vetiveria zizanoides
  • Padhmaka – Prunus puddum / Prunus cerasoides
  • Kaseru – Scirpus grossus

Sharkara – sugar
Ghrita – ghee
Madhu – honey
Dugdha – milk

The above said Niruha Vasti provides best remedy for pitta disorders. It also cures Gulma (tumours), Raktapradara (Menorrhagia), Hridroga (heart diseases), vishama jwara (typhoid), raktapitta (bleeding disorders), atisara (diarrhoea) and pitta roga (pitta disorders)

Nygrodadi Niruha Vasti
Ingredients:

  • Nyagrodha – Ficus benghalensis
  • Pippala – Ficus religiosa
  • Sadapala – Ficus racemosa
  • Lodhra – Symplocos racemosa
  • Arjuna – Terminalia arjuna
  • Bilwa – Aegle marmelos
  • Somavalka – Myrica nagi
  • Plaksha – Ficus gibbosa
  • Amra – mango
  • Ashoka – Saraca asoca
  • Priyala – Buchanania lanzan
  • Palasha – Butea monosperma
  • Nandi – Ficus arnottiana
  • Kola – Jujube
  • Kadamba – Anthocephalus cadamba
  • Virala – Diospyros melanoxylon
  • Madhooka – Madhuca indica
  • Yashtimadhu – Glycyrrhiza glabra

Sharkara – sugar
Ghrita – ghee
Madhu – honey
Dugdha – milk

Enema administered with Kashaya prepared from Nyagrodhadi Gana or Nyagrodhadi group of medicines will be beneficial in curing pitta disorders.

Pitta Roga-hara Anuvasana Vasti (Effective oil enemas to combat vitiated Pitta and Pitta disorders)

Chandanadi Anuvasana Vasti

The medicated oil prepared using Chandana (sandal wood) etc coolant herbs (sheeta dravyas), ghrita (ghee), taila (oil) and Dugdha (milk, 4 times in quantity of the above mentioned medicaments) is effectively administered to combat pitta disorders.

Mrunaladi Anuvasana Vasti
Ingredients:
Paste of the below mentioned herbs:

  • Mrunala nala – stalk of lotus plant
  • Mrunala – lotus
  • Kamala kanda – Upper stem of the lotus plant
  • Shweta Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus
  • Krishna Sariva – Cryptolepis buchanana / Ichnocarpus frutescens
  • Kesara – saffron flower
  • Chandana – Sandalwood
  • Rakta chandana – Red Sandalwood
  • Kiratatikta – Swertia chirata
  • Kaseru – Scirpus grossus
  • Patola – pointed gourd
  • Katuki – Picrorrhiza kurroa
  • Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia
  • Parpataka – Fumaria indica
  • Vasa – Adhatoda vasica

Decoction of Pancha trina –

  • Kusha – Demostachya bipinnata
  • Kasha – Saccharum spontaneum
  • Nala – Saccharum munja
  • Darbha – Imperata cylindrica
  • Kandekshu – Saccharum officinarum

Dugdha – milk
Taila – oil
The above said taila when administered in the form of anuvasana vasti will effectively eradicate pitta disorders.

Other snehas which can be used effectively in pitta disorders are:

  • Chandanadi taila
  • Padhmakadi taila
  • Ksheerabala taila
  • Shatavari taila
  • Mrunaladi ghrita (ghee prepared with same ingredients used in Mrinaladi anuvasana vasti explained above) etc

Related: Effective Basti Treatments Vata disorders

Just before finishing –
Vasti is the best treatment to combat vitiated Vata. Vasti is also advised for certain Pitta and Kapha disorders. The above said Vastis are particularly beneficial to combat Pitta disorders.

Since Pitta disorders cover most of the inflammatory disorders, the above mentioned Vastis will effectively cure pitta disorders apart from combating high pitta conditions. These Vastis can also be administered in pitta disorders associated with vitiated Vata or vitiated pitta associated with mild kapha vitiation.

Pitta is often pulled down by vitiated Vata, especially Apana Vata. In these conditions, the vitiated Pitta will block all the normal functions of Vata and cause high inflammation in the Vata sites like bowel, urinary bladder, lower limbs, low back etc and cause various diseases like burning urination and defecation, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory arthritis of low back and lower limb joints, dysmenorrhoea, menorrhagia and lot more conditions.

The above mentioned Bastis help in eradicating these blocks and curing all these diseases effectively. The displacement of Pitta might have caused low metabolism in Pitta areas mainly in stomach and small bowel. These Vastis will set right the metabolism through balancing Pitta and Vata.
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