ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: IMPORTANCE OF KOSHTHA SHODHANA PRIOR TO BASTI KARMA: A REVIEW
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Divyarajsinh Gadhavi *, Mahesh MP, K B Roy, Armeda Malang
Abstract: Koshtha Shodhana means Shuddhi of the Koshtha; elimination of Doshas and Malas from the Koshtha. There are different views about Koshtha. Generally, we consider Amashaya and Pakwashaya as a Koshtha. Acharya Charaka has mentioned that Koshtha is Sharira Madhya bhagam. So Amashaya and Pakwashaya can be considered as a Sharira Madhya Bhaga or Koshta. Shodhana of that Koshtha in the form of Mridu Virechana or Sadhyo Vamana is very essential for other treatments like Basti, Snehapana, Nasya, etc Koshtha Shodhana acts as a booster for other Panchakarma treatments. Koshtha Shodhana removes Malavarodh and removes Doshas from Amashaya and Pakwashaya. Koshtha Shodhana clears the pathway of Basti Dravyas. Koshtha Shodhana prior to Basti Karma will give desire effects. Here Koshtha Shodhana does not mean the classical Shodhana but only the Shodhana of Koshtha that is mainly Pakwashaya and Amashaya. This is a sincere effort made to understand the importance of Koshtha Shodhana in the context of Basti Karma.
Keyword: Koshtha Shodhana, Mridu Virechana, Basti.