Navarakizhi / Shashtika Shali Swedana (Rice bolus steam)

Potali

Shastikshali pinda sweda/Kizhi/ Navarakizhi:

Inducing perspiration by using heated round packs or bolus of rice is referred as ‘Shashtikashali pinda sweda or kizhi, also popularly known as Navarakizhi. This is an easy and effective procedure of sudation. Kizhi strengthens muscles and improves nerve conduction. It enhances the smoothness and lusture of the skin.

Procedure:

Rice bolus is boiled in decoction of sida cordifolia and milk and tied in pieces of cloth to prepare packs.Warm rice pack is applied to the body and there by inducing sudation(sweat).

Benefits:

1) It has proven efficacy and indicated in muscular disorders, neurological disorders, emaciation and blood related problems.

2) Improves the blood circulation and metabolism and makes the body feel lighter and relaxed.

3) It increases the lusture and softness of the skin.

4) Effective treatment in vata induced disorders.

Indication:

Arthritis
Malnutrition
Myopathies
Neurological disorders like paralysis.
Cerebral palsy.
Sciatica
Generalise weakness
Muscular atrophy, contraction of muscles