Knee pain is one of the common health issues we encounter almost every day in our Ayurveda clinic. Fortunately, the ancient healing system of Ayurveda provides a number powerful and effective remedies for acute and chronic knee and other joint pains.

Janu Vasti is one of the most effective and time-tested Ayurvedic treatment for chronic knee pain, stiffness, inflammation and injury.

There’s a general misconception that Ayurveda treatments react slowly. This isn’t true. Ayurveda medicines and treatments starts reacting immediately from its consumption.  However, the curing process can be time-consuming as Ayurveda diagnosis the root causes of the disease and tries to uproot them perpetually whereas modern medicines usually treat the symptoms not the disease.

Knee pain is often associated with stiffness, swelling, burning sensation, clicking sounds and limitation of movements. Injuries, degeneration and inflammation are the most common causes of knee pain. Janu Vasti provides an immediate, magical and long standing relief from the acute or chronic pain and stiffness associated with knee pain.


Janu Vasti is a part of Panchakarma in Ayurveda treatment and provides numerous benefits. Here are a few:

  • Lubricate joints
  • Improves oxygen and blood circulation
  • Treats sports injuries
  • Prevents degenerative diseases
  • Relieves pains, sprains, ligament tear, inflammation
  • Relaxes and nourishes bones, muscles, ligaments and nerves
  • Protect the cartilage of knee
  • Reduces spasm and rigidity of muscles around knee and calf areas
  • Improves mobility


In Janu Vasti, Janu refers to ‘Knee joint’ and Bast means ‘to hold’.  Vasti or Basti is also a term used to describe the urinary bladder in Ayurveda. Urinary bladder is a bag which holds urine for a certain amount of period till it is voided.

The Janu Vasti Ayurvedic treatment involves retaining pain relieving, warm herbal oils over the affected area for a duration of time using gram flour, followed by gentle massage or Abhyanga. The medicated oil will be retained over the affected knee joint in a compartment made around the knee joint/ (s) using wet flour. The medicated oils and medicines for the treatment will be selected based on the patient and the condition.


 Thinking in which conditions is Janu Vasti most beneficial? Here are some of the most common causes for knee pain and some conditions for which Janu Vasti is highly beneficial:

  • Acute and Chronic knee pain
  • Osteoarthritis of knee joint
  • Degenerative wear and tear
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Inflammation
  • Muscle imbalance, tightness and misalignment
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Misalignment of kneecap
  • Infection of the joint

In certain conditions, Janu Vasti can be taken as a preventive treatment. It helps avoid the joint related problems and keeps your joints healthy.

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