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Warm medicated oil is retained in the uropradesha (thoracic/chest region) for a particular period of time by preparing a circular bund (basti).


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

The dough is prepared out of black gram flour or whole wheat flour. It is then made into a small ring of four to five inches in diameter which is placed over the chest.

After it is glued with some water to make it leakproof, lukewarm medicated oil or the herbal decoction is slowly poured into it. When this cools down it is squeezed out and replaced with more warm oil or herbal decoction.

At the end of the procedure the dough is removed; a gentle massage is given over the area. The person is made to take rest for a while.

Duration of treatment

30-45 minutes


  • Dry cough
  • Muscular chest pain
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Pacifies aggravated Vata dosha in the chest region
  • Nourishes and strengthens the cardiac muscles; thus rejuvenate the heart
  • Regulates cardiac functions
  • Relieves deep seated repressed stress, anger and grief
  • Improves blood circulation and breathing
  • Gives a sense of peace and happiness