Enemas, Bastis & Colonics: Think Twice Before Sticking Anything Up Your Bum

This article to get you thinking twice about enemas and anything you consider sticking up your pelvic floor’s larger orifice, whether it’s water, oil, salt water, coffee or a herbal decoction.

Note, enemas are one of the five most powerful therapies in Ayurveda (Panchakarma), and Ayurveda has significantly extensive knowledge and experience in this medical intervention. 

A few things to be aware of:

1. Unctuousness

In Ayurveda, there are thousands of enemas, (called Bastis) made up of various formulas. Not one of them are without the unctuousness quality, (a “friendly” type “oily” quality, called snigdha in Ayurveda). 

Water irrigation colonics, decoction enemas (including Ayurvedic herbal decoctions) and coffee enemas without any oil and procured without specific preparation processes will have a scarping action (langhana) inside the gut. This can damage the internal tissues and eliminate the healthy tissue (improper catabolism).

2. Honour Your Nervous System

Enemas are not only for the gut! As a matter of fact, the primary use of enemas are for your nervous system! Your navel is home to the Enteric Nervous System (the largest nerve plexus in the body) where all your nerve plexuses end in. This is why Ayurvedic bastis are powerful to nourish, (not detox), the nervous system, emotions, the mind and help in psychiatric disorders, auto-immune disorders, severe genetic conditions and dry nervous disorders like Parkinson’s and dementia.

Most bastis are small amounts of medicated oil (20ml-60ml) to be held in and absorbed into the gut, and not eliminated. They stay there to nourish your rich gut flora and can even penetrate every cell in your body if you use a precious basti oil. Contact Vital Veda to order matra basti oil. Orders via email only.

3. Coffee Enemas

Since your enteric system is the main organism getting flooded with the intra-rectal fluid of your choice, think twice before you pour your morning cappuccino up your bum.

Coffee enemas are definitely not suited to the majority of people and can act as a dehydrating gastro-intestinal irritant. 

4. Not All Oils are Equal

Those who know Ayurveda, know it holds profound knowledge on oils.

There are many methods of preparing the oils, and there is a specific one that is ideal for bastis - which is a “soft preparation method” (“mrdu paka”) to be gentle on the gut. Other oils may have some ama (toxins) as they are not purified properly and this enters into vulnerable organs since bastis bypass the liver.

5. Holistic Treatment Approach

As with all purification procedures, consider pre treatment and post treatment. We can learn from Ayurveda’s premier cleansing therapy called Panchakarma,” in that it has a “Purva Karma” (pre-action) and a “Pasjart Karma” (post-karma) with all cleansing therapies. Also your agni (digestive fire) has to be in a precise state before doing cleansing enemas. For this you need an experienced physician.

Have you had an enema before? What is your experience? Comment below.

Vital Veda Enema (Basti) Oil

We use a precious, fine basti oil and supply the kit and instructions.
This oil is prepared by the Raju family in a complex procedure.

You can read about the basti oils here:


Authentic Ayurveda, Innocence & Purity for Maximum Healing | Dr. Harsha & Dr. Pavani Raju #024

The Rajus Story and Family Heritage

Ayurveda Healing at its Best

The Raju family comes from a long line of distinguished vaidyas (ayurvedic physicians) going back for generations on both the mothers' and fathers' sides. They are native to Andra Pradesh and have lived in Hyderabad for more than 30 years, practicing natural healing through ayurveda.

Dr. Harsha Vardhan Raju & Dr. Pavani Raju

Specialists in panchakarma, pulse diagnosis and sukhamarma.
Visiting teachers in Italia Invincible doctors training.
Visiting Ayurveda consultant to European and Asian Ayurveda Panchakarma centers.


In This Episode We Discuss

  • The current scarcity of authentic Vaidyas (Ayurvedic physicians) that carry an unbroken lineage of knowledge for many generations.
  • The importance of purity of knowledge.
  • Knowledge unfolding from the chanting since knowledge is structured in consciousness.

Being brought up under the guru of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Creating an atmosphere for children to want to learn

  • The beauty and efficient way of learning knowledge with innocence. At a young age for example.
  • 7 and 5 year old Raju children feeling the pulse of patients and prescribing herbs due to their ability to sense and the intelligence of herbs.

Surrendering children to gurus and great musicians.

Taking up the challenging task of teaching Pulse Diagnosis all around the world.

Heritage of one of the worlds greatest Vaidyas: Dr. J.R. Raju

Dr. J.R. Raju (AKA “Raju-ji”).

Expert in ayurvedic medicines, panchakarma, pulse diagnosis and sukhamarma.

World renowned pulse diagnosis physician and trainer.

Pulse Diagnosis

“If a person doesn’t know how to read their own pulse, it is like a gardener who forgets to water the roots.”
~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

The nourishing technique of self-pulse referral

Learn an Introduction to the Self-Pulse Technique here

    • The vast science of Pulse Diagnosis and the various techniques.
    • The scarcity and attempt to eradicate pulse knowledge through invasions. Thus it became more secretive to preserve the knowledge.

Learning Pulse Diagnosis

  • Perseverance, practice, powerful.
  • Be patience and learn one step at a time. Don’t jump ahead.
  • Pulse knowledge lacking in schools, universities, colleges and practice. 
  • Pulse knowledge for any practitioner, regardless of their practice.
  • Pulse diagnosis is language of the heart.

Many western doctors learning Ayurveda intimately with the Raju family as well as colleagues and becoming experts in Ayurveda. 

Aim of Ayurveda:

  1. Maintain health in the healthy individuals (prevention). - Prevention is a priority.
  2. Treat those with diseases or imbalance.

Banana Purification

Therapy to promote perfect health and Subtle Therapies

Subtle treatments at the primordial level

Many western doctors learning Ayurveda intimately with the Raju family as well as colleagues and becoming experts in Ayurveda. 

Aim of Ayurveda:

  1. Maintain health in the healthy individuals (prevention). - Prevention is a priority.
  2. Treat those with diseases or imbalance.

Qualities of a Physician

  1. Daksha - Able, eligible, disciplened. 
  2. Shastras - all sastras needs to be learned. Having detailed knowledge about diseases and treatments.
  3. Drsta Karma - practical experience of treatments. Practically seeing (drsta) the action.
  4. Suchi - Cleanliness. Actually means purity - kaya (physical cleanliness), vacha (pure speech). Have to feel the patient as your child. Have to see the God in the patient.

Approaching Treatment with Innocence and Purity

You don’t say, “now I know this.” Your master or guru will say, “okay, now you can practice.”
~ Dr. Harsha Vardhan Raju

When we try to judge ourselves, ego will come in. 

This provides the practitioner to be able to effortlessly. Nature supports and moves through you. You are a person healing through nature.

The more you become simplified and humble, the greater achievements you can do.

More and more practice enables one to grasp the Siddhi (capability).

Vaidya has the siddhi (capability) of his words - whatever he says will come true. This siddhi has come due to all the chanting done.

Four Pillars of Treatment

  1. Bhishak (Vaidya)
  2. Dravya (substance/matter/herbs)
  3. Upastata (Technician/assistnat)
  4. Rogi (Patient)

Qualities of a Patient For Maximum Results

  1. Adya - Have certain wealth for required resources for treatment.
  2. Bhishagvashya - Complete surrender to the Vaidya. 
  3. Jnapakaha - Good memory - to take the medicine and follow protocol and do what the attendant says.
  4. Satvavaanapi - Have courage and positive approach. Sattva. Have hope for removing the disease. Have patience. If patience is not there, there will be stress.

The importance of not asking the Vaidya, "How long with this disease be there?"

Healthy Skepticism

Required for western medicine to not fall a victim to inappropriate medical care, but better surrender the analytical mind when being treated in Ayurveda.

The Definition of Perfect Health:

Sama Dosha (Healthy Doshas)

Sama Agni-shcha (Healthy Agni)

Sama Dhatu (Health Tissues)

Mala Kriyaha (Proper elimination of wastes)

Prasan Atma Indriya Manaha (Blissful Soul, Senses & Mind)

Swastya (heathy person) Ityabi Di-Yete (This is the thing)

~Susruta Samhita

How enjoyable treatments are when in prevention mode

Rather then thinking about a disease over and over and how to fix it.

Ayurveda: Mother of All The Medicines

The Future of Ayurveda 

Enemas, Bastis, Colon Irrigations

Considerations to beware.

Other purification procedures, including Ayurveda, Raw foods and juices, Heated honey. - Considerations to beware.

Why Dinner Should be the Lightest Meal and Low in Protein

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