Vamana is a Sanskrit word that means “vomiting” or “ejecting from the mouth.” In the traditional Indian medical system of Ayurveda, is one of the toxin-eliminating treatments that together are referred to as panchakarma. Vamana is used to treat asthma, allergies, nasal congestion, psoriasis, chronic indigestion, obesity and skin disorders, among others. Vamana is also the name of the fifth avatar of Lord Vishnu.
What To Expect?
Vaman starts with oral intake of medicated ghee in ascending doses for a period of 3 to 7 days and includes a full body Abhyangam massage. This continues for a few days and ends with therapeutic vomiting.
Benefits of Vaman
Vaman treatment is designed to remove excess , which is associated with the body’s fluids. Excess mucus, for example, is a symptom of too much kapha dosha. Vomiting is induced by consuming a medicated drink typically made from an herb called madanaphalam, licorice, honey or calamus root tea and sometimes salt or cardamom. Vomiting is typically induced four to eight times, loosening and eventually expelling the toxins.
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