Virechana Karma is a medicated purgation process aimed at expelling doshas or toxins through the lower pathways i.e. anus. It is the most widely used detoxification procedure especially for Pittaj disorders.
Virechana should be performed only after doing snehan (both internally and externally) and swedan and preferably after Vamana therapy.
Virechana is less stressful procedure than Vamana Karma. It has less possibility of complications and could be done easily. So it is widely used as Shodhana therapy in routine. It is more acceptable to all classes of patients. In an addition to the acceptability and popularity, the Virechana is considered as the best treatment for morbid and increased Pitta Dosha.
Virechana karma is effective in treating digestive disorders, hyperacidity, constipation, jaundice, hepatomegaly, chronic liver diseases, splenomegaly, fistula in ano, haemorrhoids, severe skin diseases (psoriasis, eczema, Lichen Planus, vitiligo, erysipelas etc.), headache, chronic fever, diabetes, asthma, paraplegia, hemiplegia, tumours, cysts, gout, edema, elephantiasis, intestinal worms, psychological disorders, epilepsy, gynaecological disorders, infertility, thyroid disorders etc...