Netra Basti

The word Netra Basti is from Sanskrit Netra=eyes and tarpana stands for nourishment (basti= retaining something inside).

  • This procedure is popularly called as kriyakalpa for eye diseases  in Ayurveda.  Kriyakalpa literally means treatment.
  • Akshitarpana is an eye care treatment and rejuvenation program in Ayurveda.
  • This is ideally prescribed after a course of a body detox program preferably,  Virechana (therapeutic purgation) and a course of  Nasyam (nasal  instillation of medicated drops


  • The person is made to lie down over back on the therapy table
  • The dough ring prepared out of blackgram is applied around the eyeball
  • The medicated ghee is made lukewarm
  • The ghee is poured into the cavity with the eyes closed,till it covers the eyelashes.
  • The person is instructed to blink the eyes
  • At the end of the procedure the ghee and the ring are removed; eyes are wiped with cotton swab
  • The person is made to sniff the herbalsmoke (dhoomapana ) with closed eyes
  • He is advised to avoid bright light soon after the procedure
  • Duration of the treatment: 30 minutes


  • Balances Vata and pitta doshas.
  • Improves the vision
  • Removes dark circles under the eyes.
  • Revitalizes and rejuvenates tired, dry , rough and injured eyes
  • Strengthens the nerves and muscles of the eyes
  • Removes eye strain due to constant glaring of the computer or television screen;  
  • eye strain due to precision jobs like jewelers, designing; long distance drive


  • Burning in the eyes
  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Chronic conjunctivitis
  • Pain in the eyes
  • Watering and cloudiness of eyes
  • Night blindness
  • Corneal ulcers
  • Squinting
  • Refractive errors of the eyes.
  • Early stages of retinitis pigmentosa
  • Early stages of retinopathy
  • Ptosis