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Panchakarma literally means five therapeutic procedures. These are generally indicated for expelling out the excessively aggravated dosha and maintain balance of dosha in body.

These are as follow:

1. Vamana ( therapeutic emesis)

2. Virechana (therapeutic purgation)

3. Basti (therapeutic enema) including Niruha (enema with medicinal decoction) and Anuvasana (enema with unctuous substance mainly oil)

4. Nasya ( nasal errhines/ drug delivery through nose)

5. Raktamokshana (blood letting modalities)

The description of Panchakarma procedures is elaborated in sections of Siddhi Sthana and Sutra Sthana chapters. The medicines used in these procedures are described in Kalpa Sthana.