Identify your dosha type. Day 1-3: Start off by consuming ghee, followed by a dosha-balancing diet. Day 4-8: Consume only kitchari for all 3 meals of the day. Take triphala at bedtime. Days 9-12 and beyond: Add steamed vegetables to kitchari diet. Gradually transition to a heartier diet by adding unyeasted breads and more vegetables to your meals, and then return to your doshic diet.
Curejoy Expert Dipti Mothay Explains:
Panchakarma is an ancient Ayurvedic cleansing program for purification and rejuvenation. Retreats and spas in many countries now offer this age-old detoxification method. However Panchakarma detox can be done in the comfort of your own home as well.
How To Do Panchkarma At Home?
First, you need to determine your ayurvedic constitution, which is composed of the three doshas. In most people, one dosha is primary, another is secondary, and the third is least prominent. Spend your time resting, walking in nature, reading light material, and practicing gentle yoga and meditation.
Drink 2 ounces of warm ghee in the early morning (if you have high blood levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, or sugar, replace the ghee with 2 tablespoons of flaxseed 15 minutes before meals for three days). Vata-dominant people should add a pinch of rock salt to their ghee, while kapha-dominant people should add a pinch of trikatu. Follow your dosha-pacifying diet. Every night, put 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of triphala powder into a cup and add 1/2 cup of boiling water, steep for 10 minutes, then drink. This is a mild but nourishing laxative.
Eat only kitchari for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Drink a tea specific to your dominant dosha. At bedtime, massage your body for 15 to 20 minutes with 8 ounces of warm organic oil (sesame oil for vata, sunflower oil for pitta, and corn oil for kapha). Rest for a few minutes to let your skin absorb the oil, then take a hot shower or bath. Scrub your body with natural soap but allow some oil to remain on your skin. Then take a dose of triphala and head to bed.
Continue your regimen of kitchari and tea, evening massage and shower, and triphala.
Days 9–12 And Beyond
On Day 9, add steamed vegetables to your kitchari in the last few days of the panchkarma detox program. Gradually transition to a heartier diet by adding unyeasted breads and more vegetables to your meals, and then return to your doshic diet.