Patrapotala Swedam

Patrapotala swedam (Elakizhi)

Jambeera pinda swedam(Naarangakizhi)

Traditional treatments in Kerala in which the whole body or any specific part is applied with poultices made of medicinal leaves / lemon respectively, dipping it in warm medicated oils. The medicinal leaves/ lemon and other herbal ingredients are cut and fried in medicated oil and are tied up in a muslin bag, which is then applied to the body. This is done for 45 to 60 minutes usually for 7 days. This treatment is effective in rheumatic complaints like arthritis, pain and swelling of the joints, chronic back pain, sports injuries etc.