Netra Vasti is a special ayurvedic therapy where the Netra (eyes) are covered with a pool of medicated ghee (clarified butter) used to improve vision, manage several eye disorders, purify the eyes and delay natural degeneration. Vasti denotes a compartment that holds (in this case the well of ghee over the eyes).
Kriyakalpas are unique procedures in the realm of Ayurvedic ophthalmology (Shalakya Tantra). Netra Vasti is a meticulous, localized procedure to treat diseases of the eyes. It is one among the different Kriyakalpas specific to the eyes. Essentially, warm,medicated, herbal ghee is kept in contact with the eyes, for a certain amount of time, using a ‘well’ made of a special, black gram dough. This therapeutic procedure has an extremely soothing and healing effect of the structures of the eye including the surrounding muscles. Your doctor will assess your condition and choose a medicated ghee with herbs that enhance eye function.
Synonyms: Tarpana, Netra Tarpana, Akshi Tarpana