Raju’s Banana @ Sattva
Sattva is honoured and delighted to welcome
Dr. Harsha Raju
, world renowned Ayurvedic Doctor (Vaidya) and Jyotishi to Sattva Yoga Academy to deliver the famous Raju Banana Treatment.
A powerful treatment, exclusively performed by the Raju family, is ideally taken by women whilst on their menstrual cycle to enhance fertility, balance hormones and cleanse the entire physiology and restore gynaecological and reproductive health .
Banana Treatment is especially recommended before conception as it improves fertility, helps to prevent the passing of hereditary conditions to the child and creates a positive environment for a healthy pregnancy.
Aptly named ‘Banana Treatment’, the treatment uses a tiny piece of banana, the size of your little finger nail, as the vehicle in which medicinal herbs and mantra (vibration therapy) are taken during each day of menstruation. During this time rest and meditation are favoured to optimise healing and a simple diet is provided to support the purification process.
There could not be a more ideal environment for you to receive this powerful treatment than in Rishikesh, the birthplace of Ayurveda, and in the quietude and care of Sattva Yoga Academy.
“A single Banana Treatment, done during menstruation, has benefits, depending on the person, equal to two or more 23-day intensive Panchakarmas.
When a women is in menopause Banana Treatment is half to 1 full Panchakarama treatment.”
Dr. Harsha Raju
Dr. Harsha Raju, who will be personally delivering the Banana Treatment program at Sattva, comes from a long line of world renowned Vaidyas who have been practising for over 13 generations. Dr. Harsha Raju's father, Dr. J.R. Raju, travelled the world with his Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi as his personal doctor for thirty years, visiting over 100 countries and delivering Banana Treatment to tens of thousands of women around the world. Dr. Harsha Raju grew up under the guidance of his father and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in India and Holland.
It is very clear that Dr. Harsha Raju emanates bliss and a healing comfort to all those fortunate to be in contact with him.
“I strongly encourage all women who have their menstrual cycle at the time of the retreat to make the arrangements to receive Banana Treatment at Sattva. Even if your problems are deeply rooted, significant relief from all gynaecological and reproductive issues can be achieved when receiving this treatment.” Dr. Harsha Raju
Banana Treatment will be available at Sattva Yoga Academy between Sunday 25th September to Tuesday 4th October. To gain maximum benefit from Banana Treatment we encourage you to book your stay at Sattva Yoga Academy in alignment with your menstrual flow for a minimum of 3-5 consecutive days depending on the length of your cycle. With at least an additional one night pre and post the predicted cycle dates.
If you are menstruating and can only attend for one day of Banana Treatment it is still very effective and we would encourage you to join.
The treatment will always be given in the evenings and you will be required to see the Vaidya for a short pulse check the same morning.
See FAQs for advice when not menstruating.
The Banana Treatment schedule?
On the first day of your cycle you will receive the Banana Treatment in the evening and everyday you menstruate after that.
You will observe a minimum of 30 minutes of silence before and after receiving the treatment.
After receiving your first treatment the diet will begin. All of your meals will be provided for by Sattva Yoga Academy. The simple diet consists of milk-rice and porridge. All dietary requirements will be catered for, if you have any specific concerns or conditions we recommend booking a consultation with Dr. Harsha Raju prior to arrival.
During the day you are encouraged to relax, meditate, read and most importantly rest so that the body can devote all its energy to clearing and healing.
The Raju forefathers, who handed down this unique and wonderful knowledge to their family, specified that "every woman deserves to have this treatment" and that it should be given free of charge so that there is no financial barrier for any woman to access its benefits.
However, when a Raju Vaidya and their team travel to deliver Banana Treatment they incur costs as well as the cost for the bananas and herbs used in the treatment. So we gratefully request a donation given directly to the Raju Family to cover the cost of delivering the Banana Treatment and to support the delivery of Banana Treatment programs to women who cannot afford it.
If you are able, we suggest a donation between $40 USD to $60 USD per day of receiving the treatment. This donation is in addition to Sattva room rates and fees which include. Please email Badoni at [email protected] to inquire about current room rates and make your reservation for this opportunity. Mention the BANANA package.
The donation should not be a prohibitor to you receiving the treatment.
For any specific questions regarding the treatment, its benefits, or to book a consultation with Dr Harsha Raju prior to arriving at Sattva please contact BT Program Manager Mairéad Ball [email protected]
How does Banana Treatment work?
Banana Treatment works by balancing the physiology, clearing obstructions, and drawing toxins, impurities and hormones, from all over the body into the menstrual blood to be expelled. This is the reason the treatment is most powerful and optimal when you are menstruating as it harnesses the power of the underlying cycle of purification. That said, the treatment is also very effective for women who are not menstruating.
Who can receive Banana Treatment?
Banana Treatment is beneficial for women from puberty to post-menopause. The only time when it is not suitable for a woman is if they are pregnant.
What are the benefits of Banana Treatment?
The results of Banana Treatment vary from person to person but the most common benefits include;
- Improved fertility
- Balanced hormones, including treatment for PMS and PMDD
- Reactivation of the menstrual cycle, even after years of not menstruating
- Regulating the menstrual cycle
- Pain-free menstruation
- Increased clarity
- Improvement of symptoms from specific conditions including endometriosis; cysts; and fibroids
- Improvement of symptoms from menopause
- Improves the health of future generations by purifying the mother's physiology
- Improves acne
For painful periods, fibroids, cysts, infertility or other related problems, a minimum of two or more consecutive Banana Treatments may be required to adequately detoxify both the ovaries and related systems to restore perfect health.
I won’t be menstruating at the time of the retreat or I haven’t had a period for a long time. Can I still attend?
Yes, the treatment is most powerful and optimal when you are menstruating as it harnesses the power of the underlying cycle of purification. That said, the treatment is also very effective for women who are not menstruating.
If you are not menstruating but wish to receive the treatment you will be required to see Dr. Harsha Raju for a pulse consultation before starting the treatment, within 24hrs before receiving the treatment. The fee for this consultation is $80 (usual price is $120).
Dr Harsha Raju will check your pulse and determine the next steps. In some cases there might be signs the cycle current is active which means you can proceed with the Banana Treatment with the start date determined by Dr Harsha Raju. If the cycle is not active Dr Harsha Raju can perform a short Marma Therapy with a personalised Yagya which can be scheduled the same day or day prior to beginning Banana Treatment. An additional fee of $108 is required to cover the costs of the Yagya.
I am going through menopause, can I still benefit from and receive the treatment? Yes. You will be required to see Dr Harsha Raju for a pulse consultation before starting the treatment to determine your program. The fee for this consultation is $80 (usual price is $120). Within this consultation Dr. Harsha Raju will determine if Marma Therapy with Yagya is required before starting the Banana Treatment. An additional fee of $108 would be required to cover the costs of the Yagya.
I am going through menopause, can I still benefit from and receive the treatment?
Yes. You will be required to see Dr Harsha Raju for a pulse consultation before starting the treatment to determine your program. The fee for this consultation is $80 (usual price is $120). Within this consultation Dr. Harsha Raju will determine if Marma Therapy with Yagya is required before starting the Banana Treatment. An additional fee of $108 would be required to cover the costs of the Yagya.
Can I receive the treatment when pregnant?
The only time when it is not suitable for you to receive the treatment is if you are pregnant. Although we encourage you to receive Banana Treatment post pregnancy, as it is hugely beneficial for the recovery of the mother post birth.
I don’t have a uterus can I still benefit from Banana Treatment?
Yes! Even if you do not have a uterus due to hysterectomy or other reasons, balance will still be achieved with the treatment. There is even a case where a woman who was born without a uterus grew one after receiving consecutive Banana Treatment’s!
I cannot have cow's milk. Is there an alternative?
Yes, Sattva will be providing an almond milk alternative for both the milk-rice and porridge. If you have any specific dietary requirements that you would like to discuss please contact BT Program Manager [email protected]
Do I eat bananas?
The herbs are delivered on a very small piece of banana that is approx. the size of your little fingernail. Can I have a consultation with Dr Harsha Raju before booking the treatment? Yes, please contact BT Program Manager [email protected] to schedule your consultation.
Who are the Raju Family?
Banana Treatment is exclusively performed by the Raju family who have been practising for over 13 generations, the Raju family are one of the only families in the world who have the pure, authentic, unbroken lineage of Ayurvedic knowledge.
Dr. J.R. Raju served his Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi as his personal doctor and close advisor. Dr. J.R. Raju travelled the world with Maharishi for thirty years, visiting over 100 countries and treating many thousands of people, including dignitaries and heads of state.
Along with bringing Ayurveda to the West in the 70’s & 80’s, he taught Ayurveda and pulse diagnosis to thousands of medical doctors including Deepak Chopra and Dr. John Douilliard.
Banana Treatment has now been delivered by Dr. J.R. Raju and his family, with the support of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, to tens of thousands of women around the world.
Dr. Harsha Raju is one of Dr. J.R. Raju’s three children who all grew up under the guidance of their father and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in India and Holland.
Dr. Harsha Raju is an expert in Pulse Diagnosis, Suksma Marma therapy, medical astrology with advanced degrees specialising in both General Ayurvedic Practice and Panchakarma.
One unique feature of Dr. Harsha Raju amongst his famous family of Ayurvedic expert doctors is that he integrates Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) into his medical practice.
Dr. Harsha Raju has extensive experience in consulting and teaching in India, Europe and other locations around the world. Dr. Harsha Raju has a small clinic in Hyderabad offering Panchakarma Treatment, Banana Treatment, Marma Treatment and more. It is very clear that Dr. Harsha Raju emanates bliss and a healing comfort to all those fortunate to be in contact with him.