Janu Basti is a specialized Ayurvedic therapy used to treat various ailments like musculoskeletal disorders like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ligament tear, meniscal damage, osteoporosis, popliteal cyst, tendonitis, etc.

“Janu” means knee and “vasti” means “that which holds”. Janu Vasti is a procedure in which the specified medicated oil is retained for a stipulated period in the Knee area by creating a wall using black gram flour. It is done by two qualified therapists to the specific area of the Knee joint with the help of medicated oil prescribed by an Ayurvedic consultant in a systematic way


  • Strengthens the Knee Joint and the surrounding muscles
  • Helps to reduce knee joint pain and stiffness
  • Stops the degeneration of knee joint
  • Increases the flexibility of knee joint
  • Maintains the quantity of synovial fluid in the knee joint
  • Helps to reduce the inflammation of knee joint
  • Increases the blood circulation around the knee joint

Treatment Duration

30 TO 40 MIN

The treatment duration depends on the consulting physician and the severity of the condition.

Treatment Course Duration

7 days, 14 days

The treatment course duration depends on the consulting physician and the severity of the condition.

Mode of Action of Janu Vasti

The knee is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body. The knee joins the thigh bone (femur) to the shin bone (tibia). The smaller bone that runs alongside the tibia (fibula) and the kneecap (patella) are the other bones that make the knee joint.

Tendons connect the knee bones to the leg muscles that move the knee joint. Ligaments join the knee bones and provide stability to the knee: Two C-shaped
pieces of cartilage called the medial and lateral menisci act as shock absorbers between the femur and tibia.

Numerous bursa, or fluid-filled sacs, help the knee move smoothly.

When the procedure starts, medicated oil crosses the cell membrane through the skin, and the functions of phospholipids will increase and act as a carrier for various cellular elements or impurities which are responsible for the formation of diseases,

The lukewarm oil will increase the temperature to more than 2 to 3 in the localized area, by which vasodilatation will happen and the blood circulation will increase and necessary oxygen and nutrition materials are supplied and the free radicals which are responsible for the disease will be removed.

This therapy produces a sedative effect because of the pharmacological action of the used medicine like Anti-inflammatory action, Analgesic action, muscle relaxant, etc., and acts as a counter-irritant which is the thermal stimulus and may affect the pain sensation.

It also induces muscles relaxation and increases the efficiency of muscle activity as the increased blood supply ensures the optimum condition for muscle contraction; it nourishes the muscle, bone and nerve, cartilage and lubricates the joint, and stops the denegation of the knee joint because of its therapeutic action of the medicine and procedure.


  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ligament tear
  • Meniscal damage
  • popliteal cyst.
  • Knee Strain and sprain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Knee Strain and sprain
  • Tendonitis
  • Gout and pseudo gout
  • Osteoporosis