Kanta vasti is a specialized Ayurvedic therapy used to treat various ailments like pharyngitis, acute tonsillitis, common, cold, swollen lymph nodes, and dysphagia.

“Kanta" means the throat region and “vasti” means “that which holds”. Kanta Vasti is a procedure in which the specified medicated oil is retained for a stipulated period in the throat area by creating a wall using black gram flour. It is done by one qualified therapist (sometimes 2 therapists will perform the therapy based on the instructions of the consultant) to the specific area of the lower back with the help of medicated oil prescribed by an Ayurvedic consultant in a systematic way


  • Reduces the inflammation of the complete the throat area
  • Helps in lymph node enlargement
  • Increases the blood circulation

Treatment Duration

30 TO 35 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 Kanta Vasti

  • The therapeutic action of Kanta Vasti depends on
  • The pharmacological Action of the selected medicine.
  • The snehana (obligation) effect.
  • The swedana (sudation) affect
  • The maintained temperature during the procedure

The Kanta (throat) is the front part of the neck, positioned in front of the vertebra. It contains the pharynx and larynx. The throat contains various blood vessels, pharyngeal muscles, the nasopharyngeal tonsil, the tonsils, the palatine uvula, the trachea, the esophagus, and the vocal cords.

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 Luke warm oil will increase the temperature to more than 2 to 3c 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 and helps in decongestion.

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.


  • Pharyngitis
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Acute tonsillitis
  • infections
  • mono necrosis
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Common cold
  • Sinusitis