Vaman means therapeutic vomiting which is medicated emesis and is considered one of the best panchakarma therapy in Ayurveda. It is a process where Doshas (waste products or toxins) are expelled through the mouth and upper passages.
Vaman process is inclusive of multiple pre and post-process
1) Pre-therapy Procedure:
i. Snehapan: For 3- 6 Days, the patient has to drink ghee on empty stomach every morning. The dose will increase from 30 ml to 180 ml in these 6 days.
ii. Snehan and Swedan should be carried out after snehapan till the day of Vamana
2) Main Therapy: Vaman
i. Medicinal Kadha, Milk, or Sugarcane juice is used to fill the stomach fully.
ii. After drinking the above liquids, the patient is asked to consume Vaman medicine to induce vomiting
iii. Once the symptoms of Nausea, Sweating, and Goosebumps appear, a patient needs to drink the Kadha as much as possible
iv. When the patient naturally feels to vomit, let him vomit till a yellowish liquid is seen in the vomit.
v. Patient is exposed to medicated fumes to drain out the accumulated cough in the mouth, chest, and sinus area.
3) Post therapy: Sansarjan Kram
After Vamana, digestion is weak for a few days. So to increase the digestive power, the patient has to follow a special diet regimen, which is called Sansarjan Kram.
i. It includes food such as moong dal, rice, etc.
ii. Along with food, consume digestive powder provided by us