VAMANA (Therapeutic Emesis)*

Vamana is the procedure to eliminate the waste product formed due to improper functioning

of the body constituents through the upper gastro-intestinal track. It is the cleansing

procedure, which expels particularly the augmented Kapha and Pitta.

By this treatment, the imbalanced part of  Kapha and Pitta dosha is totally eliminated from its

roots(stomach) through the mouth.

Vamana is useful for:

Indigestion, Acute fever, Tuberculosis, Diarrhea, Bleeding per rectum, Excessive

salivation , Poor digestion, Epilepsy, Bronchitis, Asthma, Diabetes, Skin

diseases, Anorexia, Anemia, Stomatitis, Obesity, Rhinitis, Pharyngitis and other

Kapha dominant diseases.

How Vamana is done


One to three days prior to Vamana, internal snehana (drinking a measured amount of oil or pure ghee)and/or swedana (fomentation) is carried out. This induces nausea which ultimately

facilitates Vamana.


Vamana is arranged preferably early in the morning after motion has been passed. 3 to 4 glasses of decoction or tea of licorice or emetic nut or other herbal teas or decoctions are administered orally.

These herbal decoctions result in a reflex vomiting and helps to eliminate all the accumalated toxins which have been brought into the stomach as a result of the preparatory procedures done previously.


After effective Vamana the patient instantly feels relieved and fresh. Congestion, suffocation, fullness and dullness disappear and the body channels become clear. This in turn restores lost appetite and energy.


* Vamana Should always be done under the guidance and supervision of a qualified Ayurvedic Physician.

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