Ayurvedic Treatment: Heart Basti – Bringing Love to the Wellspring of Love

What’s going on in our herb kitchen today? Making a pitta heart basti!  This lovely medicine, made of herbs, oils and milk, will nourish and bring healing to the physical as well as the subtle heart. This particular formulation is specific for healing heart conditions of a pitta (overheated, intense) nature.


The patient will receive the benefit of the oils by having a “dam” made of dough (called a basti) created over her heart. The warm herbalized oil mixture will then be poured into the dough dam and retained for some time. A classic and powerfully transformational therapy!


How better to heal conditions of the heart than to bring the love of herbs and oils along with the powerful healing intent of the therapist directly to it?