Hrid Basti

Hridaya means "heart" that receives the deoxygenated blood and as an outcome delivers the oxygenated blood to all the organs of the body while the locution basti means "to hold the herbal decoction or medicated oil on the focused area i.e over hridaya (hridaya marma)."

Hence the procedure of holding the medicated oil over the hridaya (cardiac region) is designated as hrid basti. It is also designated as the uro basti as it is present in uro pradesh i.e chest region. Hridaya basti is just similar to all the other basti's of panchakarma as discussed earlier but in this therapy a little bit more attention is required because heart is a very significant organ as in ayurveda it is baptized as the site of prana..