Shiro vasti is a specialized Ayurvedic therapy used to treat various ailments like neurological disorders, psychological disorders, ENT, ophthalmic disorders, and hair disorders.

“Shiro” means head and “vasti” means “that which holds”. Shiro Vasti is a procedure in which the specified medicated oil is retained for a stipulated period in the head region by placing a leather sleeve of about six to eight inches in length on the head and a band (Varti) tied around the forehead to keep it in place.


  • Relaxes and rejuvenates the mind and sense organs
  • Nourishes the brain hence promoting intellect.
  • It helps to bring mental calmness.
  • It nourishes the hair roots and makes the hair soft and glossy.
  • It helps to cure various eye disorders, and sinusitis and improves complexion.
  • Improves the neuro-muscular condition
  • Induces good sleep
  • Stimulates endocrine glands

Treatment Duration

20 TO 30 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 Shiro Vasti

The mode of action of Shiro vasti depends on the therapeutic effect of Shiro vasti, the physical effect of Shiro vasti, and the application of heat.

The scalp is formed by five layers, which are: skin, connective tissue, aponeurosis, the loose areolar layer, and pericranium. The dense subcutaneous connective tissue has the richest cutaneous blood supply in the body. The base of medicine that is used for Shiro Vasti is lipid form. The phospholipids of the cell membrane allow lipid- soluble medications to pass through circulation which gives local and systemic therapeutic actions as vasodilatation will increase due to the temperature which is maintained during the entire treatment.

Since the scalp is supplied with rich blood circulation via branches of external carotid and internal carotid arteries and innervations are through sensory and motor nerves from ophthalmic divisions like Zygomatico-temporal nerve, Greater occipital nerve, Lesser occipital nerve, Auriculo-temporal nerve, Supra-trochlear nerve, and Supraorbital nerve and rich lymphatic channels. The medicines which are used in Shiro Vasti will be having pharmacological actions like anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, anti-depressants, neuropsychopharmacological effects, neuroprotective activity, and antimicrobial properties, which will show their therapeutic actions when these are entered into the circulation.


  • Paralysis
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Insomnia
  • Senile Dementia
  • Memory loss
  • Epilepsy
  • Schizophrenia.
  • Autism
  • Mental retardation
  • Degenerative cerebellar ataxias
  • Cataract
  • Deafness
  • Earache
  • Insomnia