What is Panchakarma?

At Pranava Ayurveda, we specialize in Panchakarma. It is a detoxing treatment that has proven long-lasting health benefits. The Sanskrit word Panchakarma means ‘five actions’ – treatments that are necessary and integral to purifying the body.

Our Ayurveda clinic includes initial Ayurveda consultation and thorough diagnosis. We will ensure that you get the best of Ayurveda treatments to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.

Ayurveda mainly includes two parts – Samshodhana Chikitsa, a bio-cleansing therapy, and Samshaman Chikitsa, a pacifying therapy. That said, Panchakarma therapy falls under the former and is a way to cleanse the body inside out. At Pranava Ayurveda, our bio-cleansing regimen is crafted to balance one’s morbid doshas and eliminate the body’s toxic elements.

Panchakarma offers profound physical, emotional, and psychological help. It increases one’s mental and physical efficiency, and helps treat people’s digestive ailments. It can also be of help to people who want to de-stress and get rid of fatigue. Our Panchakarma treatment is perfect for people looking for Ayurveda Panchakarma in UK or even for a simple Ayurveda massage in London. Our treatments and massages would help improve the immunity of the body, thereby eliminating diseases and helping you to live long.

How do I know that my body needs a detox now?

  • Are you always feeling tired?
  • Are you unable to focus, anxious, restless, or foggy mind?
  • You have body aches and pains?
  • Do you have digestive issues, constipation, or diarrhea?
  • Are you suffering from regular skin issues?
  • Are you suffering from acute or chronic diseases?

If you are going through any of the above, we highly recommend panchakarma. Going for the Ayurveda Panchakarma process will help you. Ayurveda Panchakarma in the UK can promote healing by assisting the body in the removal of obstinate, stubborn waste that has become toxic. Using panchakarma can prevent toxins from accumulating, enhance your vital energy, and prevent various diseases.

What are the general effects/ Benefits of taking Ayurvedic detox (Panchakarma)?

  • Rejuvenating all the cells, and tissues in the body helps you lose weight (if overweight).
  • Helps restore metabolic fire.
  • Making your body light like a feather.
  • Improving complexion, texture, and tone of the skin.
  • Deep relaxation and decreased stress.
  • Improving digestion power, immunity, good memory, and sleep.
  • Assists balance all three doshas.
  • Helps fight any chronic ailments.
  • Helps in anti-aging.
  • Boosts up the immune system.
  • Improves endurance, vitality, and strength.
  • It opens blocked channels in the body
  • Helps to follow a healthy diet and lifestyle.
  • Increases life span

Can I take panchakarma even if I don’t have specific health issues?

Yes! You can opt for Ayurveda Panchakarma in the UK for rejuvenation and detoxification. It is recommended during the change of seasons, a healthy person should opt for panchakarma at least once a year.

What happens when your body undergoes a detox program?

To stay healthy and to heal a diseased condition, it is necessary to maintain the digestive fire, i.e. the Agni (Sanskrit name) in a perfect manner. Ayurveda Panchakarma in the UK is suggested by expert ayurvedic practitioners as a viable means to eliminate toxins from the body while restoring the dosha imbalances.

What happens if the digestive fire is imbalanced?

The digestive fire can be weakened by irregular eating habits, incompatible food intake, poorly managed stress levels, eating, etc.

Having food with an improper digestive fire results in improperly or half-digested food only. Such improperly digested food cannot nourish the tissues and on top of that, it releases toxins in the body.

What are these toxins?

The improperly digested food in the body cannot easily pass through the lumens of the stomach and intestines. Hence they remain attached to the walls and even enter every molecule and cell each day.

All the toxins in the body will not develop in a fortnight or a day. It takes time to develop such toxins in the body.

How to detoxify your body?

Before stepping directly towards any detox programs, initially, you need to know what exactly is happening in your body and get assessed about your digestive fire, doshas (humours), etc. by consulting our expert Ayurvedic doctors.

Our Ayurvedic practitioners / Panchakarma specialists will study your body type, examine the whole body, and will guide you to detoxify your body through an Ayurvedic detox program called “PANCHAKARMA “.

How effective is Ayurveda Panchakarma?

Ayurveda Panchakarma in UK is suggested by expert ayurvedic practitioners as a viable means to eliminate toxins from the body while restoring the dosha imbalances. As per Ayurveda, health issues and discomfort can be remedied gradually with the help of regular detox treatment.

What does the Panchakarma treatment involve?

Pre Panchakarma The body is prepared by administering herbal ghee in the required quantity according to its constitution. As herbal ghee dilutes toxins, it lubricates channels in the body so that toxins can be easily expelled.

Panchakarma –  All the five therapies togetherly contribute to panchakarma

Post Panchakarma Maintenance of digestive fire is done by advising specific diet patterns and Ayurvedic way of preparing recipes for a few days depending on the grade of detoxification done.

Types of Pancha Karma


Vasti (Enema)

Nasya (Nasal Detox)



PANCHAKARMA (Ayurvedic Detox) FAQs

Who should seek Panchakarma?

Anybody aged 18 to 70 can seek or be prescribed Panchakarma. As Panchakarma can be a bit intensive, the patients need to have enough strength to have this. Therefore an appropriate assessment is done before commencing the treatment to determine whether the patient is suitable.

Who is NOT suitable for Panchakarma?

Panchakarma is not recommended if you suffer from any of the following conditions: Chronic constipation, Anxiety disorders, Rectal prolapse, Chronic hemorrhoids immediately after major surgery, Bleeding disorders, and Heart diseases. Panchakarma is unsuitable for pregnant women, children, frail and older adults above 60.

How many times should one go for the Panchakarma procedure?

Panchakarma is a complete detox package that can span from 8 days to two months in one cycle. However, the person can also go for a second treatment bi-annually or as prescribed by the Ayurvedic practitioners at Pranava Kerala Ayurveda.

What are the specific stages of Panchakarma treatment?

Panchakarma treatment starts with Deepana and Panchan, where the gut is cleansed through herbal medications. This stage usually lasts for 3-5 days. After the cleansing, you move to Snehapana (Oleation) stage, which includes drinking medicated or plain ghee. This stage lasts 3-6 days or until the saturation of ghee is achieved. These preparatory stages can last 6-12 days, after which the main Panchakarma treatment can start.

What diseases and conditions are attempted through Panchakarma?

As Panchakarma detoxifies the body and corrects the imbalance of the Doshas in the body, it can be used in almost all conditions, but it is instrumental in musculoskeletal disorders, neurological disorders, skin problems, hormonal problems, gynecological problems, and minor psychological and sleep problems.

Does Panchakarma offer instant relief in my condition?

It depends, but usually not. The purpose of Panchakarma is to relieve the body of toxins and break the disease cycle, and the effects begin to show up slowly and gradually. Some of the symptoms, however, can show immediate results. Also, every patient can respond to the treatment differently.

What will be my diet during the Panchakarma treatment and after?

A light vegetarian, non-spicy diet is prescribed during the Panchakarma treatment. After completing the Panchakarma treatment, a special diet plan called Samsarjana Krama is prescribed depending upon the outcome of the Panchakarma and the Prakriti of the patient.

What are the precautions to be taken while undergoing Panchakarma procedures?

People taking Panchakarma procedures should strictly follow dietary and lifestyle regimens recommended by Ayurvedic doctors. Unless advised otherwise, Panchakarma treatments should be carried out consistently without a break and, once started, should not be stopped midway.

Do I need to take leave from work for Panchakarma treatment, or can I continue to work as usual?

Ideally, the person undergoing Panchakarma treatment should rest enough to optimize the benefits in their favour. You can carry on your routine work as usual while undergoing the Panchakarma treatment, as long as you are taking enough rest during the day (not doing night shifts, if possible), following the special diet and exercise plans as advised by our Ayurvedic doctors and work itself is not too stressful or involves significant travel.

What happens after I complete the Panchakarma treatment? Do I carry on with the medication, or do they stop?

Every case is different, but it is advisable that you continue with any Ayurvedic medication or diet prescribed by the Ayurvedic doctor until the symptoms entirely subside. Your Ayurvedic doctor will be able to advise you accordingly at the end of your Panchakarma treatment.

Are Panchakarma treatments only for ill people?

No. Panchakarma therapies are helpful for healthy people too because Panchakarma also promotes general health and well-being and boosts immunity which can help prevent illnesses. Panchakarma procedures can also benefit people who have recovered from severe diseases such as cancer or major surgery.

How much do the Panchakarma treatments cost?

The costs of Panchakarma vary- depending upon the type and duration of the treatments needed and the severity of the problem they intend to help with. Please contact Pranava Kerala Ayurveda Clinic on 0208 907 7902 to book an appointment with an Ayurvedic doctor to discuss the treatment and costs.