The term has 2 terms –
Janu – means Knee joint, Janu Sandhi is the Sanskrit term for knee joints;
Basti – means to hold (compartment which holds),Vasti or Basti is a term used to describe the urinary bladder in Ayurveda. Urinary bladder is a bag which holds urine for a certain amount of period till it is voided. Janu basti is a vedic treatment in bangalore for spine and joint pains.

Hence, the name Janu Basti is given to the procedure done on knee joints, where a compartment (cabin or compound like structure) is constructed around the knee joint (front or back, depending on where the site of degeneration or inflammation or injury is present) by using flour of black gram and the pain relieving medicated (herbal) oils are pooled and pooled (retained) in this compartment for a fixed duration of time. .

Treatment Method:

The aim of this treatment is to rejuvenate the knee joints, considered as sandhi Marma in Ayurveda (joint type of vital areas) which measure about three fingers (three anguli pramana).

In this procedure the knee joint is bathed with warm medicated oil or freshly prepared herbal decoction. Depending on the condition it can be practiced over both the knee joints or on one knee joint.

  • 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 leak-proof, 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.

Duration of treatment: 30 minutes

Janu basti Ayurvedic Treatment in Bangalore


  • Pacifies aggravated Vata dosha in the knee region
  • 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)

It is indicated in the following conditions:

  • Osteoarthritis of knee joints
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis of knee joints
  • Chronic pain of the knee joint