What is Vaman?

One of the five therapies of Panchakarma in ‪Ayurveda‬, Vamana Therapy Ayurveda is a medicated emesis therapy that removes Kapha toxins accumulated in the body. According to Ayurveda, psoriasis is caused due to the imbalance of Kapha dosha, which makes Vamana therapy as one of the most effective ayurvedic treatment procedures for psoriasis. Vamana Therapy Ayurveda treatment is also prescribed to people with bronchial asthma, gastritis, skin disorders, sinusitis, diabetes and neurological ailments related to Kapha Dosha.

Vamana treatment is carried out in the early morning on an empty stomach when the Kapha is intense. The night before the therapy, Kapha aggravating foods are provided to the patient. On the day of the treatment, depending on the condition of the patient, heat is applied to the region of the chest as well as the back portion to liquefy the Kapha. After the liquefaction of Kapha in the body, a special medicated drink is given to the patient that stimulates the emesis.

Waste products (vitiated dosha) are eliminated through the upper gastrointestinal tract. After the emesis, the therapy is continued with ghee treatment and a steam bath. Proper rest is advised after undergoing Vamana ayurvedic therapy.