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.


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 luster of the skin.


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).

DURATION 45 minutes - 1 hour, preferable time is in between 7 - 11 am and 4 - 6 pm. The procedure can be stopped if the medicine in the boluses or the milk mixture is exhausted.


Arthritis Malnutrition Myopathies Neurological disorders like paralysis.

Cerebral palsy.

Sciatica Generalise weakness Muscular atrophy, contraction of muscles.



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 lustre and softness of the skin.

4) Effective treatment in vata induced disorders.


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

Moringa Oleifera

Dhanwantharam kashaya

Drakshadi kashaya

Aswagandha lehya etc

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