Various herbs / herbal powders / medicated rice pastes are made into a poultice,
heated and applied in a synchronized way all over the body, constant temperature of poultice is
maintained by reheating the poultice throughout the procedure. Types of poultices frequently
1) Njavarakizhi or Shastika Shali Pinda Sweda - Rice milk poultice
Poultice made of red rice cooked in medicated decoction and milk is rhythmically applied
on the whole body. This treatment rejuvenates and improves the strength, skin complexion,
restores vigour and vitality.
2) Patra Pinda Sweda or Ela Khizhi
Herbal poultice prepared with various herbs fried in oil is massaged all over the body
or a specific part. Relieves pain and stiffness, promotes circulation and increases
perspiration, helping the skin to eliminate toxins.
3) Jambeera Pinda Sweda
Lemon, known for its antioxidant and detoxifying effect along with some herbs are
made into a poultice and massaged all over the body. Relieves stiffness, pain,
rejuvenates the nervous system.
4) Valooka Sweda - Sand poultice
Medicated herbs with clean dried sand devoid of gravels made into a heated poultice
and applied on the body. Helps relieve stiffness and deep-seated pain, inflammatory joint diseases.
5) Podikhizhi or Choorna Pinda Sweda - Powder poultice
Medicated powders are made into poultice and applied on the body.
Helps to liquefy fat, thus bestowing lightness to the body.