Virechana Therapy : Detox With Ayurveda

Virechana is an Ayurvedic detox therapy used for the purification of the body and mind, and is one among the five detoxification therapies Panchakarma. The very word Virechana in sanskrit means 'purging' or laxative. Virechana is is very effective in getting rid of all toxins (ama) from the body and pacifying Pitta dosha aggravation within the body. It is specifically effective in cleansing the small intestine.

Pitta dosha controls metabolism, digestion and the body's energy. Virechana purges the toxic and disease-causing Pitta dosha from the body while prompting the formation of “new” Pitta, leading to all the benefits of a balanced, healthy Pitta including promotion of digestion and metabolism.

Herbs used for Virechana aim at cleansing the sweat glands, small intestine, colon, stomach, liver, and spleen. A number of herbs are used for the therapy, which serve as decongestants, laxatives, and purgatives. Just like other Ayurvedic treatments and therapies, Virechana is only carried out after correct diagnosis of the root of disease. Purgation is performed under the supervision of our experienced ayurvedic doctors with care in specific amounts according to aggravated doshas. Virechana therapy is good for all types of Pitta related disorders such as hyper-acidity, colitis, acid peptic disease, gynaecological ailments, haemorrhoids, chronic headaches, migraine, malabsorption, some types of diabetes, allergies and skin diseases (acne, dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, leprosy, and leucoderma).

Benefits of Virechana therapy:


  • Balances pitta dosha.

  • Flushes out of toxins and excess mucus from the small intestine, this helping in improving digestion.

  • Clears congestion from the liver thus improves metabolism.

  • Enables fat digestion, thus helping in weight loss.

  • Relieves many gastrointestinal disorders.

  • Improves the condition of skin disorders, rashes & allergies.

  • helps manage paraplegia, hemiplegia joint disorders etc.

Why should I have Virechana performed?


Virechana is a detoxification therapy that has many advantages. With virechana, you get the gift of improved immunity and resistance to many infections and diseases. It is beneficial for improving blood circulation, while nourishing the skin, improving digestion, strengthening muscles and eliminating stress.



Can I perform Virechana at home?


While there is no hard and fast rule that you cannot do so, it is advisable to follow panchakarma only after discussing with your doctor to ensure your eligibility. At SKK Ayurveda, our expert ayurvedic doctors evaluate your body prakriti and recommend the best treatment for you based on thorough evaluation. Also, panchakarma therapies, including virechana,are performed under the supervision of our doctors to ensure that you gain the best of the treatment and can relax without worrying.


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