|Etymology/ Definition||दोषहरणमूर्ध्वभागं वमनसंज्ञकम्। च.क.१/४|
|Literary Meaning||M / W – vomiting|
|Implied Meaning||Elimination of Dosha from upper gastro intestinal tract ( i. e. through oral root ) with emetic drug formulations is called Vamana . It is the procedure of choice for Kapha Dosha disorders.|
|Elaboration||Emesis is a scientific and medicine – induced procedure. It is mainly indicated in Kapha predominant conditions. However, it is also useful to eliminate aggravated Pitta Dosha . By prerequisite procedures like oleation and sudation Dosha from S`haakhaa ( body constituents like Rakta , Tvak ) are brought to Kosht`ha ( abdominal viscera ). Then on stimulation by Vaamaka Dravya ( emetics ) they are expelled out through mouth. Emetics have attributes like hot, strong, subtle and Vyavaayi and Vikaas`hee. E. g. Madanaphala . ( Catunaregum Spinosa )|
Indications – Cough, asthma, various types of skin diseases, Prameha ( Diabetes ) etc.
This has to be performed under supervision of a competent physician to avoid serious complications.
|Contemporary Colloquial||Gastric Lavage|
Last updated on June 18th, 2021 at 09:49 am