‘Virechanam’ is defined as the medicated purgation therapy, which cleanses the Pitta and purifies blood, by clearing the toxins from the body. The treatment concentrates on the toxins that are accumulated in the liver and gall bladder. The gastro-intestinal tract is also cleansed by Virechanam therapy.When the digestive tract is clean and toxic-free, it benefits the entire body system. As a result, the person’s appetite increases, body strength enhances and the person becomes active and buoyant. Thus Virechanam also functions as an excellent rejuvenative procedure.
while performing the Virechanam the vitiated doshas are eliminated through the rectum. The treatment usually begins early in the morning. It starts with the “must do” pre operative procedures “snehapanam” and “swedanam”. These are lubricating methods to make the body get ready for Virechanam. Next, the person consumes the appropriate herbal medicine in empty stomach. The medicine does a good cleansing of the entire digestive system. And within 1 to 2 hours he empties his bowels, expelling along with it, all the accumulated toxins.
Health Problems treated By Virechanam
Virechanam is used to treat the following disorders:
• Skin diseases • Abdominal swellings • Jaundice • Gout • Splenetic disorders • Gastrointestinal disorders • Ulcers, IBS, gastritis, intestinal colic • Constipation • Headaches • Piles • Fever • Cough • Asthma • Edema • Indigestion • Elephantiasis • Gynecological disorders

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