Uttara Basti | Ayurvedic Panchakarma Treatment

Published: Aug 11, 2020 | Revised: Feb 16, 2023
Written by: Marce Ferreira

Uttara Basti | Ayurvedic Panchakarma Treatment

Uttara Basti, also written Uttara Vasti, is an additional Indian Ayurvedic Panchakarma procedure which is used to treat various disorders related to the urinary bladder, uterus (womb), a variety of vaginal diseases and (male and) female infertility.

The primary idea is to insert medicinal herbs and oils into the vaginal tract, uterus, and/or bladder under highly antiseptic circumstances.

For women, the Uttara Basti treatment is primarily done by three ways:

1. Vaginal douche or wash using herbal decoctions

The douche is usually done with, for instance, an artery forceps, Cusco’s self-retaining speculum and a silicon douche bulb or special douche syringe. See also our article Yoni Prakshalanam.

2. Vaginal insertion using medicated oils

Materials used for insertion are for instance a cotton tampon or cotton swab or a special syringe. See also our previous article Yoni Pichu.

3. Uterine (Intrauterine) using medicated oils

Several instruments are needed, such as, for instance, an Artery Forceps, a Cusco’s self-retaining speculum, and a Rubin’s cannula (a kind of syringe to insert fluids/medication into the uterus).

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