What is Vamanam?
Vamanam is one of the five therapies in Ayurveda. It is indicated for diseases caused due to vitiated Kapha or in combination with kapha predominance. It is done for chronic diseases like sinusitis, diabetes, skin diseases, tonsillitis, thyroid, diseases of head and neck, gastritis, obesity, etc.
What is The Procedure?
Vamanam treatment is carried out in the early morning on an empty stomach when the Kapha is intense. The night before the therapy, Kapha aggravating foods like curds, sweets, pastries, black gram and for non-vegetarians fish are provided to the patient. Early morning, before sunrise, a special tailor-made medicated drink is given to the patient for the stimulation of the emesis. Waste products (vitiated Kapha) are eliminated through the upper gastrointestinal tract. Proper rest is advised after undergoing the Vamanam therapy.
How does Vamanam work?
Snehana(unction) and Swedana(sudation) are adopted to loosen and mobilize the toxins, in an effort to eliminate toxins in the body. The special medicated drink taken in the morning will pull these loosened toxins out of the body through Vamanam, after being brought to the Gastro-Intestinal Tract.
Diseases generally treated by Vamanam
3. Certain types of Psoriasis
5. Cholesterol and triglycerides
8. Certain types of headache
Vamanam isn’t Advisable When
One is Pregnant
One is dehydrated or nauseated.
One is suffering from Heart Diseases.
One has a defective vision.
One has Ascites.
One has Piles.
One is suffering from giddiness
One is bleeding in upper part of the body.
One is aged, emaciated and if you are a child and many more…