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Shiro Vasti


Shiro vasti is a specialized Ayurvedic therapy used to treat various ailments like Neurological disorders, psychological disorders, ENT, ophthalmic disorders and hair disorders.

“Shiro” means head and “vasti” means “that which holds”. Shiro Vasti is a procedure in which the specified medicated oil is retained for a stipulated period in the head region by placing a leather sleeve of about six to eight inches in length on the head and a band (varti) tied around the forehead to keep it in place.


  • Relaxes and rejuvenate the mind and sense organs
  • Nourishes the brain hence promotes intellect.
  • It helps to bring mental calmness.
  • It nourishes the hair roots and makes the hair soft and glossy.
  • It helps to cure various eye disorders, sinusitis and improves complexion.
  • Improves neuro-muscular condition
  • Induces good sleep
  • Stimulates endocrine glans


20 TO 30 MIN

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


7 days, 14 days, 21 days

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


The mode of action of Shiro vasti depends on

Therapeutic effect of Shiro vasti. Physical effect of Shiro vasti. Application of heat.

The scalp is formed by five layers, which is skin, Connective tissue, Aponeurosis, Loose areolar layer and Peri cranium. The dense subcutaneous connective tissue has the richest cutaneous blood supply in the body. The base of medicine which is used for Shiro vasti is in lipid form. The phospholipids of the cell membrane allows lipid soluble medications to pass through circulation which gives local and systemic therapeutic actions as vasodilatation will increase due to the temperature which is maintained during the course of entire treatment.

Since the scalp is supplied with rich blood circulation via branches of external carotid and internal carotid arteries and innervations is through sensory and motor nerves from ophthalmic divisions like Zygomatico-temporal nerve, Greater occipital nerve, Lesser occipital nerve, Auriculo-temporal nerve, Supra-trochlear nerve and Supraorbital nerve and rich lymphatic channels. The medicines which are used in Shiro vasti will be having pharmacological actions like anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, anti-depressants, neuro pyscho pharmacological effect, neuro-protective activity, antimicrobial properties, will show its therapeutically actions when these are entered in the circulation.


  • Paralysis
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Insomnia
  • Senile Dementia
  • Memory loss
  • Epilepsy
  • Schizophrenia.
  • Autism
  • Mental retardation
  • Degenerative cerebellar ataxias
  • Cataract
  • Deafness
  • Earache
  • insomnia

    Fever: As the temperature might increase during the therapy

    • Head injury
    • Acute Inflammation
    • Infectious diseases
    • Diarrhoea
    • Certain forms of cancer
    • acute illness
    • Certain cardiac problem
    • Extreme fatigue
    • Haemorrhagic disorders
    • Indigestion
    • Unconsciousness

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