back to top

Panchakarma Treatment Sri Lanka - The Five Treatments To Bliss

Panchakarma is a word derived from Sanskrit and essentially translates to “five actions”. In the Ayurvedic sense, however, Panchakarma translates to the “five treatments”. The five therapies of Panchakarma are as follows:

Posted on


Vamana aims to remove Kapha toxins from the body as well as in the respiratory tract. Those who suffer from nasal congestion, obesity, skin disorders, chronic allergies, hay fever, hyperacidity and edema will benefit largely from Vamana treatments.


Virechana treatments remove toxins from the liver and gallbladder and provide cleansing to the gastrointestinal tract. Virechana treatments are especially beneficial to those who are suffering from asthma, diabetes, constipation, headaches, chronic fever and Hemiplegia Joint disorders.


This is a highly beneficial treatment that is also often referred to as the mother of all the Panchakarma treatments. Basti cleanses toxins from all 3 doshas which are Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Conditions such as obesity, convalescence, irritable bowel syndrome and digestive disorders are treated with Basti.


Nasya treatments administer medicated oils through the nose in order to cleanse the Kapha toxins from the head and neck. Nasya helps to control insomnia, improve memory and eyesight, eliminate excess mucus, reduce hyperpigmentation in the face, reduce migraines and stiffness of the neck as well as treat frozen shoulders.


This is a treatment that is only recommended on rare occasions. Raktamokshana cleanses the blood and is a treatment that is not recommended during general Panchakarma. There is often a high risk associated with blood cleansing procedures hence most of the Ayurvedic centres in Sri Lanka do not offer this treatment.

Enjoying Panchakarma treatment in Sri Lanka

Having understood the basics of the Panchakarma treatment, you can now look for an ayurvedic center or a Sri Lanka Ayurveda resort has that can help you enjoy the benefits of Panchakarma treatments. Places such as Amba Ayurveda Boutique Hotel offer the very best of treatments in Sri Lanka complete with meals and diet plans to help you through the period that you enjoy the Panchakarma treatments.

This post was created by a member of BuzzFeed Community, where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your buzz!