Janu Basti

Home / Treatments /Janu Basti

Janu Basti

In janu basthi, warm medicated oil is retained over the knee joint for a particular time duration. Here the word ‘janu’ refers to ‘knee joint’ and ‘basthi’ refers to the ‘retention’.

Treatment Method

  • The person is made to lie on his back on the massage table (Droni) 
  • Reservoir made of black gram dough is built upon the Knee Joint. The dough ring should be such that it covers the knee joint 
  • After ensuring the ring is leakproof, the lukewarm medicated oil or herbal decoction is slowly poured into it. When that cools down, it is squeezed out with cotton gauze and the procedure is repeated 
  • At the end of the procedure, the ring is removed and the affected area may be gently massaged. The person is then made to take rest for a short while 


  • Osteoarthritis of knee joints 
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Arthrosis of knee joints 
  • Recurrent patellar dislocation 
  • Pacifies aggravated Vata dosha in the knee region 
  • Chronic pain of the knee joint 
  • Restores the lubricating fluid in the joint and maintain integrity of the structures involved in the joint 
  • Removes stiffness and pain in knee joint 
  • Protects knee joints from age-related changes 
  • Increases blood circulation; thus strengthens and nourishes the knee joints 
  • Improves the mobility of the knee joints (knee flexion and knee extension) 


  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis & Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Reduces the Pain & Stiffness
  • Improve mobility