Bashpa Sweda- The Steamy Benefits of Ayurvedic Steam Therapy

bashpa sweda

The procedure in which a person is allowed to induce sweating by sitting in a Steam Chamber is called Bashpa Sweda. Bashpa Sweda is one of the most popular types of Swedana (inducing sweat) done today. Bashpa’ means ‘Steam’ and ‘Sweda’ means ‘to sweat’. 


  • Sciatica
  • Paralysis
  • Joint Pains 
  • Stiffness of Thighs and Lower Limbs
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Obesity



  • Gets rid of stiffness, pain, and inflammation
  • Promotes elimination of impurities through sweating
  • Stimulates digestion
  • Improved circulation of blood
  • Enhances and beautifies skin texture


A Steam Wooden Cabin big enough to fit a human being is constructed, which has many holes in the upper part of the box for steam vapors to pass. The patient who has been properly anointed (oiled)  is instructed to get inside the cabin and is sudated (induced sweating) with care. The patient is then advised to rest with his body covered.  


CAUTION: All medications described here are being used solely for educational reasons. This does not replace seeking expert medical advice. Before using any drugs, please seek the advice of a licensed Ayurvedic practitioner. Please keep out of the reach of children.

Click here to know more about Ruksha Sweda.

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