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Herbal steam bath is an ayurvedic practice in which the body is exposed to herb-infused steam. This causes the individual to sweat profusely, and has numerous detoxifying effects. It is a cleansing therapy, which opens up the pores and flushes toxins from the body. It helps in balancing the Kapha- Vata- Pitta doshas and has an overall calming effect.

Herbal steam bath aids with detoxing in a variety of ways:


Skin problems such as eczema, acne, can be triggered by accumulation of toxins. In addition, almost all indoor areas use air conditioners, which can also cause damage to skin by drying it out excessively, leading to rashes and wrinkles in the long run. The effects of aging are also speeded up as a result of smoke, and other pollutants in the air.

Benefits – Herbal steam bath allows the skin to breathe, by enlarging pores. All toxins which have accumulated are removed and the excessive sweating cleanses the surface of the skin. In addition to this, it rehydrates the skin, leaving it soft and plump, removing the damage caused as a result of dehydration and pollution.


Allergic reactions and asthma are becoming all the more common, due to increasing levels of pollutants in the air. Just like skin dries out due to constant air conditioning, the mucous membrane can get irritated very easily leading to dry cough and discomfort while breathing.

Benefits – The sweat induced by herbal steam bath moistens the inner surfaces of airways, thinning the mucous thereby making it easy to breathe. It also soothes all irritation and eases the symptoms of asthma. It gives immediate relief to those suffering from colds and coughs and flushes all toxins which may have been inhaled.


Sinuses can get stuffy and congested due to suspended dust particles in the air. This can lead to build up of pressure in the sinuses which can cause extreme pain. Headaches and tooth aches are also sometimes caused due to sinus pressure.

Benefits – Sinus inflammation is drastically reduced by undergoing a herbal steam bath. The penetrative steam removes all toxins from the sinus glands and leads to easy drainage. Congestion relief is another advantage of this ayurvedic procedure.


In the modern world, most people are constantly in a state of stress due to work pressures, family obligations, financial crises and more. This is highly detrimental to the body, both physically and mentally. In the long run, stress can make individuals more prone to falling sick and also lead to more dangerous mental issues such as depression and anxiety.

Benefits – The herbal steam bath relaxes the whole body, while purging it off all harmful elements. This has the effect of calming the mind as well. It causes stress to melt away and leaves individuals feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.


Time-saving has almost become synonymous with eating packaged and processed foods, such as fast food and other sodium-laden snacks. This adds a huge strain to the liver and kidneys during the digestion process. The remnants of harmful preservatives can sometimes remain in the body, slowing down metabolism and causing bigger health threats over a period of time.

Benefits – Herbal steam bath removes every harmful toxin from the body through prolonged, excessive sweating. This eases the load on the kidneys and liver and improves digestion as well.

The herbal steam bath is an ideal ayurvedic therapy for detoxing the entire body and can be done as often as suggested by a practitioner for long term benefits such as improvement in overall health and lifestyle. In combination with other treatments such as Shirodhara for stress-relief, Podikizhi for joint ailments, Nasyam or Thalam for treating sinuses, targeted issues can be relieved.  Ayush implements the best detox therapies to ensure all your health issues are healed holistically and your body feels refreshed and ready to take on the world.


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