Podi Kizhi ,also known as Churna Pinda Sweda is one popular treatment from the list of highly effective remedies offered by Ayurveda towards pain relief. In this, we use the herbal powders heated and or fried in herbal oils tied in a bolus to rub against the painful parts for a fixed duration of time so as to heal pains and related conditions, strengthen & rejuvenate joints, muscles and soft tissues.
Churna Pinda Sweda or Podikizhi is a form of sweat inducing therapies (fomentation, sudation, steaming treatment).
Churna Pinda Sweda is a form of swedana which is included under the category of Pinda Sweda (bolus fomentation). Heated or Oil fried herbal powders are used .These herbs have the property of healing pain, sratches, swelling, inflammation and degeneration .The mixture is tied in a bolus to provide heat to the pain afflicted joints or body parts,in diseases like Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lumbar spondylosis, Cervical spondylosis, Musculoskeletal pains, Myalgia etc.
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