Shiro Basti: Oil Pool Over Head

Shira means head and basti here means an artificial pool which can contain medicated herbal oils, medicated decoctions, medicated clarified butter (ghee), etc. for specific time period. The temperature of the pooling substance is maintained lukewarm. Prior to this procedure, therapy like Abhyanga, Shiroabhyanga, etc. can be performed; Shiroabhyanga can also be opted to conclude Shiro basti. These therapies may be chosen by the individual or sometimes it can also be recommended by our expert Ayurvedic physician as per need. Shiro basti has an excellent effect for the following conditions:

  • Migrane (headache)
  • Alopecia
  • Baldness
  • Hair graying
  • Stress
  • Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Bell’s palsy/ facial paralysis
  • Convulsions
  • Seizers’
  • Myopia and Hypermetropia (refractive error)
  • Paraplegia, etc

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