Panchakarma- The Ayurvedic Detoxification

Ayurveda is much more than a therapeutic way of healing. It is a science of living beautifully- with good health and longevity. Panchakarma means “five actions” or “five treatments”. Our body has natural ability of removing the waste materials, including the vitiated doshas. Panchakarma therapy helps to cleanse the body and remove toxic materials from the body, when our innate ability is not able to do so.

We may require Panchakarma Rejuvenation detox therapy when our internal homeostasis gets disorganized due to dietary irregularities and choices, lack of exercise, erratic lifestyle, and at times our genetic predisposition, which cause altered physiological condition of the body. This results in the release of toxins resulting in a disease. Toxins are very harmful and must be completely removed from the body.


Rejuvenation Therapy at Parijatak Ayurveda

Panchakarma balances the doshas and eliminates the harmful toxins out of your system through the body’s own organs. This awesome purification therapy cleanses the tissues at the tissue level, expelling the toxins form colon, sweat glands, lungs, stomach, intestines and various other organs. It involves daily massages, oil baths, herbal potions, and traditional methods of application of body packs, and gives a great relaxing experience. Ayurveda experts say, that Panchakarma is a seasonal treat for attaining mental and physical hygiene and harmony of soul with nature

This five-fold therapy is individualized, based on the needs of the person opting for it and his constitutional type, age, imbalances of the doshas, digestive strength, immune status, and many other factors. If required, only some parts of the five therapies are utilized. At Parijatak Ayurveda, we have trained therapists who supervise these procedures in a proper sequence and for a specific time period.

Some people have reported a little discomfort associated with Panchakarma which does occur. Thus, you must seek the detox-therapy from a knowledgeable expert who can understand you and how to give you properly programmed Panchakarma therapy, as mentioned in our ancient scriptures of Ayurveda.

What is panchakarma?

The word ‘Panchakarma’ Treatment is made up of two words – Pancha and karma. ‘Pancha’ means five and’ karma’ means treatment. The combination of five therapies is carried out to detoxify our body. The procedure followed by the Ayurveda experts is strictly as per the traditional Ayurvedic Panchakarma Treatment described by our sages.

The five procedures which comprise the Panchakarma are known to reduce the vitiated Doshas from our body. Panchakama comprises Vamana therapy (medical vomitting), Virechana therapy (the Purgation therapy), Nasya therapy (applying medicine through nasal passage), Niroohavasti therapy or asthapana (Decoction enema), and Anuvasanavasti therapy (giving oil enema). Of these, three of them viz., Nirooha, Anuvasana and Uttaravasthi combine together to form the primary kinds of Vashti. The Ayurvedic therapy Panchasodhana comprises Vamana, Nasya, Virechana, Rakthamoksha (Bloodletting) and Nirooha.

Panchakarma cleanses our body, detoxifies it and brings in complete harmony of our body with the nature.


Basic Principles

Panchakarma is meant to begin with two sets of therapies: Oleation and Fomentation.

basic principle


Oleation means administration of oil internally and externally on a patient. It is carried out by recommending consumption of medicated ghee by the patient for a few days, followed by application of herbal oil on the body. The purpose of this therapy is to eliminate the toxins from our body to restore the imbalanced Doshas. This treatment helps to mobilize the Doshas from the regions in the body where they have got accumulated over time. Hence, oleation is also called as the preparatory step for Panchakarma Treatment Clinic. Different types of medicinal oils are used in oleation, or any other form of Panchakarma treatment; the oils are made up of medicinal herbs and minerals. At Parijatak Ayurveda, we formulate herbal oil without any side effect for the best results.

basic principle


Fomentation is one of the three preparatory steps performed before Panchakarma. It is done just before starting any of the five cleansing procedures of Panchakarma. For this treatment, you are first given heat with a decoction of medicinal herbs. Sometimes this is done by applying indirect heat over the body with the help of a warm clothing, or by simply placing him over a warm cabin or a partially opened box. The heat of the whole method released so softens and mobilizes the body toxins thus removing them from the body efficiently with the help of the subsequent purification therapies.

5 Stages of Panchkarma for Body Detoxification


A unique procedure of eliminating the doshas


The process of reducing pitta dosha and toxins


The process of eliminating impurities from blood using leech therapy


The process for cleansing purifying strengthening the nassal passage


The process of elimination of toxins from digestive track by using enema

Benefits of a Panchkarma During of Process

Panchkarma therapy is both beneficial for healthy people to maintain and improve his cellular function. The therapy:

  • Helps to restore metabolic fire (Agni).
  • Helps in implementation of a healthy diet and lifestyle.
  • Reduces stress, and brings relaxation to the body.
  • Eliminates AMA (Toxins) and strengthens tissue functions.
  • Assists in balancing all three doshas.
  • Slows the aging process.

Restriction to be observed during panchkarma process

A strict diet and lifestyle has to be followed throughout the various stages of Panchkarma.

  • Take rest when tired.
  • Avoid exposure to extreme temperatures, both internally and externally.
  • Avoid staying up late at night.
  • Avoid indigestible foods, and have foods that balances the dosha.
  • Avoid strenuous fitness regime.