February 12 2021 0Comment


Welcome to An Ayurvedic Detox retreat program of Travancore Ayurveda  . Vamana karma is one of the 5 Internal  detox programs – Shodhana Karma  . let’s discuss about Vamana karma “

Vamana is a procedure in which doshas(waste product or toxins)are eliminated  through upper channels that is mouth.specially the kapha and pitta dosha brought to amasaya from all over the body by the specific pre operative procedures and then eliminated out by inducing emesis.

 In vamana,first patient  is given snehanam and swedanam therapies for few days. Once the toxins get melted and accumulate in the cavities of body,the patient is given emetic medicines and decoction.This enables vomiting and helps in disposing of the toxins from the body tissues.Vamana treatment is suggested basically for kapha dominated condition.


1.Purva karma: Medicated ghee given to oleate the body internally

2.Pradhan karma: Steam along with external application of medicated oil. Diet to increase the kapha is given to patient on the previous evening of vamana procedure.

3.Paschat karma: After vamana digestive capacity of the patient will be lowest ,hence normal diet cannot be introduced.To begin with liquid diet without spices is initiated and slowly shifted to solid and normal diet.


Vamana medicines spread throughout the body channels .Medicines break up the hard masses of toxins that are already soft by snehana and swedana move without any adherence.These toxins gather inside stomach.Vamana medicine give rise to reflex vomiting.


Vamana helps to dislodge the aggravated kapha dosha from the body.Vamana is usually prescribed to people suffering from

  • Obesity
  • Urticaria
  • Impotency
  • Diabetis
  • Anemia         
  • Gastrological disorders
  • Psoriasis

Aperson who has undergone vamana therapy experiences

  • Better health
  • Soft and smooth skin
  • Lightness of chest and body

Anyone with natural aggravation of kapha can take vamana as a seasonal cleansing procedure to maintain health and boost immunity.Always undergo vamana karma under the guidance  of experienced physician.


Dr Reeshma ,B.A.M.S , M.D(A.M )

Travancore Ayurveda

Centre Head -Bangalore

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