Virechanam is a Sanskrit word that means “laxative” or “purging” and may refer to any substance used to induce purging. Virechana is one of the therapies used in ayurveda, the traditional Indian medical system. More specifically, it is one of the Panchakarma toxin-eliminating treatments.
Virechana is designed to balance pitta dosha and cleanse the blood. This dosha is believed to control metabolism, digestion and the body’s energy. In preparation for virechana, the person undergoes vamana treatment, then is put on a special diet.
There are two main types of virechana:
Virechana is designed to balance pitta dosha and cleanse the blood. This dosha is believed to control metabolism, digestion and the body’s energy. In preparation for virechana, the person undergoes vamana treatment, then is put on a special diet.

There are two main types of virechana:
1.Snigdha virechana – It is castor oil either by itself or with a special fruit powder. This is used when the pitta dosha is associated with vata dosha.
2.Rooksha virechana – It employs a medicine derived from the trivrit herb and is administered when kapha dosha is associated with pitta.

What to Expect?

Virechanam starts with oral intake of medications in various forms such as medicated ghee, oils or churna (powders). The dosage is prescribed in such a manner that it ends with therapeutic purgation (excretion) at the end of therapy.

Benefits of Virechanam

Virechana Therapy is recommended and is highly beneficial for the following:

 

Detoxification in case of accumulation of Pitta dosha.
– Eliminates toxin accumulation in the GI tract.
– Effective treatment for piles, constipation, acidity, ulcers, liver/          spleen diseases, jaundice.
– Cleanses body from poisoning.
– Cures mild and chronic skin disorders.
– Relieves headaches,  anaemia, pain in the large intestine, non-          healing wounds- helps manage asthama and heart diseases.
– Reduces gynaecological disorders.