Virechanam means medically induced purgation. This is a cleansing method to clean the lower digestive tract. Mostly the medicine will be given to the patient in early morning in empty stomach. Then he has to take warm water to stimulate the digestive tract. The activities of the patient and his food will be highly restricted on that day.
Mode of action
The medicine will start its action only after digestion. During the process of digestion it absorbs lot of water from the intestines. This will induce purgative action.