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Kanta vasti is a specialized Ayurvedic therapy used to treat various ailments like pharyngitis, acute tonsillitis, common, cold, swollen lymph nodes, dysphagia.

“Kanta" means the throat region and “vasti” means “that which holds”. Kanta Vasti is a procedure in which the specified medicated oil is retained for a stipulated period in the throat area by creating a wall using black gram flour. It is done by one qualified therapist (sometime 2 therapist will perform the therapy based on the instructions of the consultant) to the specific area of the lower back with the help of medicated oil prescribed by an Ayurvedic consultant in a systematic way


  • Reduces the inflammation of complete of throat area
  • Helps in lymph node enlargement
  • Increases the blood circulation


30 TO 35 MIN

The treatment duration depends on the consulting physician and the severity of the condition


7 days, 14 days, 21 days

The treatment course duration depends on the consulting physician and the severity of the condition.


  • The therapeutic action of Kanta Vasti is depends on
  • The pharmacological Action of the selected medicine.
  • The snehana (oileation) effect.
  • The swedana(sudation) affect
  • The maintained temperature during the procedure

The Kanta (throat) is the front part of the neck, positioned in front of the vertebra. It contains the pharynx and larynx. The throat contains various blood vessels, pharyngeal muscles, the nasopharyngeal tonsil, the tonsils, the palatine uvula, the trachea, the esophagus, and the vocal cords.

When the procedure starts, medicated oil cross the cell membrane through the skin, and the functions of phospholipids will increase and act as a carrier for various cellular elements or impurities which are responsible for the formation of diseases,

The Luke warm oil will increase the temperature to more than 2 to 3c in the localized area, by which vasodilatation will happen and the blood circulation will increase and necessary oxygen and nutrition materials are supplied and the free radicals which is responsible for the disease will be removed and helps in decongestion.

The pharmacological action of the used medicine like Anti-inflammatory action, Analgesic action, muscle relaxant etc. and acts as a counter irritant which is the thermal stimulus and may affect the pain sensation.


  • Pharyngitis
  • post -nasal drip
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Acute tonsillitis
  • infections
  • mono necrosis
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Common cold
  • Sinusitis


Fever: As the temperature might increase during the therapy

Rhinitis: Severity of disease will increase

  • Acute Inflammation
  • Infectious diseases
  • Certain forms of cancer
  • certain skin conditions
  • Certain cardiac problem
  • Haemorrhagic disorders
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhoea
  • Acute illness
  • Extreme fatigue

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