Panchakarma & Menu Research & Development in Thailand

Panchakarma is a traditional Ayurvedic detoxification therapy that has been practiced for centuries. It is a five-part process that involves cleansing the body of toxins, balancing the doshas (the three Ayurvedic body types), and promoting overall health and well-being.

Thailand is a popular destination for panchakarma retreats. The country has a long history of Ayurvedic practice, and there are many reputable clinics and resorts that offer panchakarma treatments.

The benefits of panchakarma are many. It can help to improve overall health and well-being, reduce stress, improve sleep, boost the immune system, and relieve pain and inflammation. Panchakarma can also be helpful for people with chronic conditions such as arthritis, asthma, and diabetes.

There are five main panchakarma therapies:

  • Vamana: This therapy involves inducing vomiting to cleanse the stomach and intestines.
  • Virechana: This therapy involves inducing diarrhea to cleanse the large intestine.
  • Nasya: This therapy involves the application of herbal oil or powders to the nasal passages to cleanse the sinuses and lungs.
  • Anuvasana Basti: This therapy involves the insertion of medicated oil into the rectum to cleanse the colon.
  • Niruha Basti: This therapy involves the insertion of a herbal decoction into the rectum to cleanse the colon.

Panchakarma is a safe and effective therapy when performed by a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner. However, it is important to consult with a doctor before starting panchakarma, especially if you have any underlying health conditions.

Here are some tips for choosing a panchakarma retreat in Thailand:

  • Do your research: Read reviews of different clinics and resorts to find one that is reputable and has a good reputation.
  • Consider your budget: Panchakarma retreats can vary in price, so it is important to find one that fits your budget.
  • Think about your needs: Consider your health goals and what you are looking for in a panchakarma retreat.

Here are a few recommended panchakarma retreats in Thailand:

  • Mangosteen Ayurveda Resort in Phuket: This resort offers a variety of panchakarma packages that are tailored to individual needs. bThis where I decided to go for a full month!
  • A couple other places that might be woth researching…
  • Longevity Escapes in Phuket: This resort offers a holistic panchakarma program that combines Ayurvedic treatments with yoga, meditation, and other wellness activities.
  • Ayurveda Detox Center in Chiang Mai: This clinic offers a traditional panchakarma program that is designed to cleanse the body and mind.

We also went to cooking classes and ate at many different restaurants. I boiled down my findings to create a new cooking class that was a smash hit! Here it is…

Thai Cooking Class- and never again be intimidated by rice noodles!

Saturday, March 13 at 11:30am.

Explore the interplay of sweet, sour, funky, spicy and salty flavors that make Thai food so distinctive- and delicious. I have developed my recipes to use readily available ingredients, so you don’t have to make a special trip to the Asian market.

Here is what we will be cooking …

Honey & Lime Dressing- sweet, spicy, citrus-y and salty with a funky swagger. Get the recipe card! We use it for our chicken satay marinade, and our pad thai sauce.


Thai Red Curry Chicken- sauteed with Yukon gold potatoes and spinach in our fragrant (and lip-tingling) coconut-cream sauce. Served over fragrant basmati rice.

Sriracha Verde- because our produce guy is stupid haha. Only here at Crocodile will you find this one! Watch your face after you grind it!


Som Tum Salad- shredded cabbages tossed with lime juice, garlic, ground peanuts, chili and traditional seasonings (use green papaya if you can get them)

Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce- this sauce requires a mandatory garnish of chopped peanuts declared by the Food Dictator.

Chicken Satay- char-grilled to a crusty succulence on our open broiler! We will dunk these sweet & spicy skewers in the peanut sauce.

Pad Thai- springy rice noodles are tossed with crispy tofu, angel hair carrots, napa cabbage ribbons, bean sprouts, egg scrambles, shishito peppers and our homemade honey-lime dressing. Served with chopped peanuts, jalapenos, basil and big, fat lime wedges.


Questions may be directed to Kurt Linneman at [email protected]

Classes are hands-on and directed by Owner & Executive Chef, Kurt Linneman,.  Classes last about 2 hours. Classes are hands-on (or off)… and the best part is, after we’re done cooking, we all sit down and eat! Great for family get-togethers and corporate team building.

Cost Info: $70/person. First come, first serve. BYOB.