Basti or Vasti (Enema Therapy) is an excellent ayurvedic treatment to heal the weakened digestive system. It is an herbal enema given for detoxification of intestines. In Sanskrit, Basti means bladder. In ancient times, this treatment was used to be exercised through bladder in animals; thus, the procedure got its name. Based on herbal enema that is given in this process; we understand Basti treatment in two ways.
Anuvasana Basti; includes oil as base of the herbal enema
Niruha Basti; includes herbal decoction made without oil