Virechana is a detoxification procedure that purges accumulated toxins from the body, restoring balance to the Doshas.
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Virechana, a key part of Panchakarma in Ayurveda, is a detoxification procedure that purges accumulated toxins from the body, restoring balance to the Doshas and rejuvenating vitality.

It is particularly beneficial for addressing most GI disorders, metabolic disorders like obesity, and chronic skin conditions like psoriasis and vitiligo. Patients undergo Purvakarma preparations followed by consuming specialized herbal formulations to induce controlled purgation. This process is closely monitored by experienced practitioners to ensure safety and effectiveness. Following Virechana therapy, patients often report enhanced digestion, clearer skin, and a sense of overall well-being as the body rids itself of toxins. This procedure not only alleviates specific symptoms but also promotes long-term health and well-being.

Therapeutic Uses of Virechana

  • Digestive System: Gastrointestinal Disorders, GERD, Constipation, Indigestion, IBS, IBD
  • Skin: Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Urticaria, Rashes, Dermatitis
  • Metabolic Health: Obesity, Hyperlipidemia, Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome
  • Liver: Liver Detoxification, Gallstones, Hepatitis 
  • Mental Health: Anxiety Disorders, Stress, Mental Fog
  • Musculoskeletal System: Joint Pain, Gout, Rheumatoid Arthritis 
  • Women’s Health: Menstrual Disorders, Menopausal Symptoms, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Immune System: Autoimmune Disorders, Allergies, Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Wellbeing: General detoxification, Prevention of diseases, Promotion of longevity

Benefits of Virechana

  • Detoxification 
  • Improved digestion
  • Enhanced skin health
  • Management of metabolic disorders
  • Improved Liver function
  • Increased mental clarity
  • Boosted immunity
  • Alleviation of chronic conditions
  • Promotion of longevity


While Virechana is recommended for all ages and conditions, certain contraindications must be considered:

  • Pregnancy
  • Children and elderly (especially frail)
  • Severe debilitation
  • Acute illness or fever
  • Malnourishment
  • Specific medical conditions
  • Recent surgery
  • Mental instability

Apollo AyurVAID’s Approach 

Apollo AyurVAID focuses on precision classical Ayurveda treatment protocols, following the fundamental principles of Ayurveda in addressing the root cause of diseases. At Apollo AyurVAID, Virechana therapy is used in the treatment of digestive disorders such as GERD, IBS, IBD, and metabolic conditions such as obesity, high cholesterol, etc. It helps expel excess Pitta from the GI tract, relieves constipation and discomfort in GI-related disorders, and promotes smooth digestion and elimination. Virechana aids weight management by eliminating toxins and excess Pitta and Kapha, supporting metabolic balance and healthier body composition. It is also a primary treatment for various Pitta-dominant chronic skin disorders. Our expert Ayurveda doctors and skilled Panchakarma therapists are trained to treat any disorder that requires Virechana therapy. Patient centricity is the core of our treatment approach. 

Why Choose Apollo AyurVAID Hospitals?

Virechana Treatment Cost

The cost of the Virechana Program at Apollo AyurVAID varies depending on several factors, including the city, the patient’s specific condition, and the duration of treatment. As a result, pricing is tailored to individual needs and requirements. Typically, the cost of Virechana treatment ranges from INR Rs. 3,500 to Rs. 5,500 per day. This comprehensive program includes Senhapana, Abhyanga, Swedana, Virechana, and Pashchat Karma. Actual costs may vary based on the treatment duration, whether it’s outpatient or inpatient, and the specific medications prescribed.

Note: *It’s important to note that this cost does not cover doctor consultations or any medication.*

City Price Range

Virechana Cost in Bangalore 

 ₹3600 - ₹4200

Virechana Cost in Delhi 

 ₹4500 - ₹5000

Virechana Cost in  Gurugram 

 ₹4500 - ₹5000

Virechana Cost in Chennai 

 ₹3000 - ₹3500

Virechana Cost in Kalmatia 

 ₹3000 - ₹3500

Virechana Cost in Kochi 

 ₹3000 - ₹3500

FAQ on Virechana Treatment

What is Virechana therapy?
Virechana therapy is a detoxification procedure in Ayurveda aimed at purging accumulated toxins from the body through the gastrointestinal tract. It involves the controlled administration of herbal purgatives to induce therapeutic purgation.
What are the benefits of Virechana therapy?
Virechana therapy offers a range of benefits including detoxification of the body, purification of the gastrointestinal tract, alleviation of digestive issues like indigestion and constipation, improved metabolism, weight management, and relief from skin disorders and respiratory ailments.
Is Virechana suitable for everyone?
While Virechana therapy is generally safe and effective, it may not be suitable for pregnant women, children, elderly individuals with frail health, or individuals with certain medical conditions such as severe debilitation, acute illness, malnourishment, or recent surgery. It's important to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner to determine suitability.
Are there any dietary or lifestyle restrictions before and after Virechana therapy?
Yes, before undergoing Virechana therapy, individuals are typically advised to follow a specific diet and lifestyle regimen known as Purvakarma, which involves dietary modifications, herbal preparations, and internal oleation. After the therapy, individuals are recommended to adhere to a light and easily digestible diet to support the body's healing process.
How long does it take to see results from Virechana therapy?
The timeframe for experiencing results from Virechana therapy varies depending on individual factors such as the severity o