"Vasti" is considered as 'Ardha chikitsa' in Ayurveda and also most important one among "Panchakarma". Vasti is mainly indicated for Vata disorders,since vata is the main factor which brings deformity or disease in our body Vasti plays an important role in curing many diseases,so it's named as "Ardha Chikitsa of Ayurveda".
Vasti is the administration of medicines in the form of kashaya in to the rectum through anal canal by using 'Vasti yanthra'. The kashaya for the purpose of kashaya vasti will be prepaired in a very classical way just before the administration of Vasti.The patient should be in empty stomach and should lie down in left lateral position by keeping his right leg folded towards the chest. One should take breath through the mouth while giving vasti. Till the urge for passing motion comes one should maintain the same position.
Neurological disorders – Hemiplegia, Sciatica, Parkinson’s disease etc.