Vamana: It is a medicated emesis therapy used to decongest the chest, purify gastro-Intestinal tract and cleanes toxins collected in the body used for kapha disorders

Advantages of Vaman therapy:

Vitiated and aggressive Kapha dosha is expelled out of the body, leading to cure of disease. The digestion and metabolism power gets enhanced, Normal health is restored; The sense organs, mind, intelligence, and complexion become clear and gain strength; The person gains strength, nourishment and immunity, It improves the chances of fertility, virility and sexual power. It helps to slow down aging process. One can live healthily for long time. Indications for Vaman Panchakarma treatment -

Vomiting therapy should be administered in two Kapha conditions -

When Kapha Dosha is increased aggressively causing a disease.

Kapha is associated with Pitta dosha and they together cause disease, but Kapha (aka Shleshma) is the dominant Dosha.

Vomiting should be allowed till the appearance- coming out of Pitta. This is appreciated by expulsion of bile or yellow sticky material, at the end. Coming out of Pitta indicates complete expulsion of Kapha Dosha.

Ayoga - inadequate bouts - Non - commencement of bouts, bouts coming on with hindrance or elimination of the medicine only- are the features of inadequate bouts; from it arise, excess of expectoration, itching, appearance of skin rashes, fever etc.

Diet regimen after Vamana treatment

  • It is also called as Samsarjana Krama. Soon after emesis, the digestive capacity of the patient is very low. Hence, all of a sudden regular diet cannot be introduced. In stead, liquid diet should be started and gradually turning to solids.
  • In the same evening or the next day after Vamana, patient should take bath in lukewarm water.
  • He should be given like- warm gruel (Manda) prepared with well cooked old rice. The gruel should be very thin. This is to be given with due regard to the power of digestion, for three meal-times.

For the fourth meal- time, gruel prepared with rice (Vilepi), well-cooked, warm and devoid of oil / ghee and salt altogether or with oil / ghee and salt in small quantity is to be given. Warm water is to be taken after the intake of gruel.

The same type of diet is to be continued for the fifth and sixth meal-times.

For the seventh meal-time again, well-cooked porridge (odana) prepared with the same type of rice of two Prasruta along with a very thin green gram soup (Mudga yusha), added with oil / ghee and salt in small quantity is to be given.

Warm water should be taken after the intake of the porridge. The same diet is to be repeated for the eighth and ninth meal-times. For the tenth meal-time, thin meat-soup (Mamsarasa) prepared with water and salt should be given. Warm water is to be taken after this.

This is again to be repeated for the eleventh and twelfth meal times. Thereafter, the patient should take food having different tastes and he should start taking his normal diet from the seventh night.

Indications: Bronchial asthma, chronic allergic disorders, acidity, chronic indigestion, skin ailments like psoriasis, vitligo, acne, etc.


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