Narmade Ayurvedam



Virechana (Cleansing the Small Intestine)

Virechana is the administration of purgative substances for the cleansing of pitta through the lower pathways. Give virechana 3 days after vamana. If vamana is not indicated for a particular individual, then give virechana. In either case, it is necessary to first do 3 days of internal oleation, and preferably both snehana (oleation) and svedana (sweating), which are purva karma. Virechana cleanses blood toxins, the sweat glands, kidneys, stomach, small intestine, colon, liver, spleen, and raktavahasrotas.


  •  Triphala
  •  Aloe Vera
  •  Castor oil
  •  BhumiAmalaki
  •  Senna (Sonamukhi)
  •  Black Sesame Seeds
  •  Sat Isabgol (Psyllium Seeds)
  •  Salt
  •  Flaxseeds
  •  Dandelion root
  •  Prunes
  •  Nishottara (Jaipal or Croton seed)
  •  Raisins
  •  Yellow Thistle (Suvarnaskshiri)
  •  Bran
  •  Kutki (Hellbore)
  •  Cow’s milk
  •  Cow’s urine
  •  Cow’s milk and 2 tsp. ghee
  •  Mango juice


  • Most pittagenic disorders
  • Skin diseases
  • Chronic fever
  • Hemorrhoids (piles)
  • Abdominal tumors (gulma)
  • Splenomegaly
  • Hepatomegaly
  • Jaundice
  • Worms
  • Erysipelas
  • Gout
  • Glaucoma
  • Attention Deficit Disorder(ADD) Contraindications
  • Childhood
  • Old age
  • Acute fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Dehydration
  • Debility and Weakness
  • Emaciation
  • Bleeding from rectum or lung cavities
  • Excess snehana or svedana
  • Foreign body in the stomach
  • Immediately after vamana or basti
  • Low agni or indigestion
  • Prolapsed rectum
  • Severe, chronic constipation with hard stool
  • Ulcerative colitis

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