Swedana karma

The word Swedana is derived from the Sanskrit word, meaning to sweat or perspire. Swedana Karma is a group of procedures used to induce sweating. Swedana helps in relieving stiffness, cold, heaviness in the body and produces sweat. Swedana also refers to internal excreta of the body. According to Ayurveda, Swedana Karma is instrumental in helping to liquefy the sticky and adherent doshas that have lodged in the peripheral tissues. Swedana will help soften and melt the toxins, opens up the pores of skin and help in expelling them from the body in an efficient manner.


Choorna Pinda Sweda is one among ooshmasweda. It is done with the boluses of various choornas (usually medhika, sarshapa, sathapushpa, jatamansi, atasietc). It can be done as snigdha (uncous or rooksha according to the condition). In snigdhapindasweda, oil is applied over the body as well as the pottalis are heated in oil. The potalis can be heated by the steam of boiling dravadravyas like Dhanyamla in specific conditions. Choorna Pinda Sweda is the best treatment to provide relief from pain, inflammation, swelling and stiffness (catch) associated with bone, joint and or musculoskeletal pains. It is highly beneficial in healing musculoskeletal and neuromuscular diseases. Many times it also acts as a disease-modifier when combined with other effective treatments.


The hot pottali should be gently applied over the body, after confirming the temperature. Just pressing the body with pottali should be done, no need of kneading and massaging with the potali. Both pottalis are used alternately after reheating to maintain uniform temperature throughout the procedure. Reheating is done either by keeping potali in vessel or by steam of dhanyamla or water.

Same potali can be used for three days. For whole body, it should be done for about 30-45 minutes in the 7 positions.

“The great thing about Ayurveda is that its treatments always yield side benefits, not side effects.” ―Shubhra Krishan


Podikizhi increases the peripheral blood supply, so it also helps in improving complexion of the skin.

It relieves body ache and strengthens muscles and skin.

It is also a good technique for relaxation and reliving stress.

It has detoxifier properties for the skin, removes the toxins through the pores of the skin and lowers the tendency of skin diseases.


- Sciatica

- Lumbago

- Arthritis

- Spondylosis

- Rheumatoid Arthritis

- Fibromyalgia

- Muscular spasm, muscular pain or Muscular sprain and stiffness

- Swelling on joints due to osteoarthritis of other disease

- Paralysis and other neurological diseases

- Post trauma or sports injury rehabilitation

- Body Relaxation

Using our following unique products as an addition to CHOORNA PINDA SWEDA will help you to achieve the best results:


Prana Cough syrup

Rujjari capsule etc

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*Before buying, consult our doctor.

Wearing Ayurvedic clothes or practicing on Ayurvedic Yoga Mat in addition to the Ayurvedic treatment can also improve the health of patients.