Hriday Basti

Hriday Basti

Hrid Basti in Sanskrit refers to Hridaya, the heart and Basti, the container or retainer. This is also known as as Urobasti (Uro=chest and basti=retaining one thing inside).  So Hrid Basti is Associate in Nursing oil bathtub on the heart. This suggests an Ayurvedic hot oil treatment wherever the medicated hot oil preparation or freshly ready flavorer simmering is poured over the center region. Hridaya, the heart is taken into account united among the trimarma (three vital areas) activity concerning four fingers (four anguli pramana), covering heart, middle of sternum.

This procedure is bathing the heart region using heat medicated oils or flavorer decoctions or medicated drawn butter betting on the condition.


The person undergoing  Hrid Basti is made to lie face down on the massage table (Droni)

The dough is prepared out of black gram flour or whole flour. It is then made into atiny low ring of 4 to 5 inches in diameter that is placed over the chest to hide  the heart i.e., to the left side of the breastbone.

After it is affixed with some water to form it seaworthy, lukewarm medicated oil or the herbal simmering is slowly  poured into it. When this cools down it is squeezed out and replaced with additional heat oil or flavorer simmering.

At  the end of the procedure the dough is removed; a mild massage is given over the realm. The person is made to require rest for a jiffy.

Duration of treatment: thirty minutes


Pacifies aggravated Vata dosha in the chest region

Nourishes and Strengthens the cardiac muscles; therefore rejuvenate  the heart

Regulates cardiac functions

Relieves deep seated inhibited  stress,anger and grief

Improves  blood circulation and breathing

Gives a sense of peace and happiness

The procedure is effective in the following conditions:

Ischemic Heart Diseases


Valvular sickness