Definition of Virechana
Virechana is the second Pradhana karma by the virtue of which Pitta dosha is removed from the body system, particularly the GI tract.
The shloka ‘Virechanama Pittaharnama’ mentioned in Charaka Samhita implies that Virechana Karma is the best medicine or cure for treating the diseases emerging from vitiation of the Pitta dosha.
Like in the other Ayurvedic treatments and therapies, the Virechana is given after properly judging the type of disease and tolerance of the patient. Normally this karma is performed in the diseases of the Alimentary canal like chronic constipation, indigestion, anorexia, worm infection etc. Purgation is given with care in specific amounts according to aggravated doshas.
Conditions Treated with Virenchana
Chronic Fever, Diabetes, Asthma, Skin disorders, Paraplegia, Hemiplegia Joint disorders, Digestive disorders, Constipation, Hyperacidity