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.


PATRA PINDA SWEDA or ElAKIZHI is one of the best example wherein we use the herbal drugs with leaves of medicinal plants for external treatment, to heal pains and related conditions and strengthening and rejuvenating joints, muscles and soft tissues.


Clean and fresh medicinal plants are collected Sliced and fried in a suitable oil Fried medicine is tied in a cotton cloth and made into portali/ bolus The portal is sufficiently heated over the oil It is removed and rubbed gently over the joints and other pain afflicted parts

DURATION Last for about 30 to 45 minutes. The therapy may be repeated once every day for 1 to 2 weeks depending on the severity of the disease.


Arthritis: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Spondylitis, Spondylosis

Chronic back pain, Sciatica

Myalgia, Neuralgia

Post-traumatic dysfunction

Sports injuries

Sprains, Cramps etc


The leaves of medicinal plants used in this treatment possess Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory properties, which helps in reducing pain and inflammation in the joints. The treatment also produces Anti-degenerative and Rejuvenating effects, which helps in delaying the age related degeneration of the joints and prevents the damage caused by the diseases thereby improving their range of movements and longevity. It can also be used to reduce stiffness, swelling and restricted movements in the joints. It also prevents the morbidity caused due to vata, pitta, kapha dishes in the affected joints and soft tissues. It tones up the joints and muscles. It soothes the nerves and improve blood circulation. This treatment can also relieve the radiating neuralgicpain. It also does Detoxification by inducing sweating.


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

Moringa Oleifera


Rujjari capsule

Kuriji kuzhamb etc

You can buy or order these medicines in our online store.

*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.