Purgation Therapy: Virechan

Virechan: Purgation Therapy

When excess bile, pitta, is secreted and accumulated in the gall bladder, liver and small intestine, it tends to result in rashes, skin inflammation, acne, chronic attacks of fever, biliary vomiting, nausea and jaundice. Ayurvedic literature suggests in these conditions the administration of therapeutic purgation or a therapeutic laxative. Virechan is facilitated with senna leaves, flax seeds, psyllium husks or triphala in a combination that is appropriate for the individual person.

Virechan Substances:

Senna, prune, bran, flaxseed husk, dandelion root, psyllium seed, cow’s milk, salt, castor oil, raisins, mango juice, triphala.

Indications for Virechan:

Allergic rash skin inflammation acne, dermatitis, eczema, chronic fever, ascites, biliary vomiting, jaundice, urinary disorder, enlargement of the spleen, worm infestation, burning sensation in the eyes, inflammation of the eyes, conjunctivitis, gout, etc.

Contra-Indications for Virechan:

Low agni, acute fever, diarrhea, severe constipation, rectal bleeding or foreign body in the stomach, after enema, emaciation or weakness, prolapsed rectum, alcoholism, dehydration, childhood, old age, ulcerative colitis, etc

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