Kizhi

Unique Contribution from Kerala to Ayurveda Treatment now available at Soulkshetra Clinic, Bangalore.

Heated herbal leaves or herbs are applied to the whole body by means of poultices. The poultices are frequently dipped in hot Ayurvedic Oils during the treatment. This is specially recommended for inflammatory conditions of bones, joints, and Sports injuries

Heated herbal leaves or herbs are applied to the whole body by means of poultices.

Other types of kizhi are recommended for specific conditions. MuttaKizhi is a form of treatment where boiled eggs and herbal powders are made into pouches and then applied to the body, along with hot medicated oils. MuttaKizhi is very effective in facial paralysis and hemiplegia.

Naranga Kizhiis done with linen bags containing cut and fried pieces of lime, garlic, dill seed powder and rock salt. It is a method of therapeutic sweating and as moderate heat is required to sweat, the bundles have to be warmed up periodically by dipping in warm medicated oil.

It is a process by which the whole body or any specific part thereof is made to perspire by the application of certain medical puddings (made from Glutinous Rice) externally in the form of poultices. During the massage these bags are frequently dipped in the mixture of milk and herbal decoction. It is a therapeutic procedure for nerve weakness and wastage of muscles.

Indications :

  • Paralysis (Pakshaghata)
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Pain due to Osteoporosis
  • Osteo arthritis (sandhivata)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (amavata)
  • Lean and thin persons(karshya)
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