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Lavana Pinda Sweda


Lavana pinda sweda (Lavana kizhi) is a specialized therapy which is performed for the diseases related to Bones and muscles.

Lavana means Salt. Pinda means a bolus. Sweda means Fomentation or sudation.

The swedana karma or sudation therapy which is given by using a bolus which is prepared by the Lavana (salt) is called as Lavana pinda sweda

This procedure is a Ruksha sweda.


  • Lavana pinda sweda increases the peripheral blood supply.
  • It relieves body ache and strengthens muscles and skin.
  • Reduces the inflammation of the joints
  • It acts as muscle relaxant and relieves joint stiffness
  • 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.


The treatment duration depends on the consulting physician and the severity of the condition.


7 days, 14 days, 21days

The treatment course duration depends on the consulting physician and the severity of the condition.


The therapeutic action of Lavana is because of

  • Therapeutic action of the procedure
  • Sudation, which is performed in the therapy
  • Because of the Rukshana property of the Salt

Skin is an integrated organ system and multi functionality, such as extensive network of blood vessels branch, and sensory receptors that monitor touch, pressure, temperature and pain.

With the help of Lavana sweda, the temperature will increase to more than 2 to 3 c in all areas of the body, and vasodilatation will happen. As a result of vasodilatation an increased flow of blood passes to the area so that the necessary oxygen and nutrition materials are supplied and waste products are removed, because of increased blood supply the metabolism will increase and stimulation of neural receptors takes place that is how localized inflammation can be managed easily with Valuka sweda.

This therapy produces sudative effect because of the medicinal action and temperature and act as a counter irritant which is the thermal stimulus and may affect the pain sensation. It also induces muscles relaxation and increases the efficiency of muscle action as the increased blood supply ensures the optimum condition for muscle contraction.


  • Gouty Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Muscular sprain
  • Body ache
  • chronic pains


Fever: As the temperature might increase during the therapy

  • Infectious diseases
  • certain forms of cancer
  • Certain skin conditions
  • certain cardiac problem
  • Haemorrhagic disorders
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhoea
  • Acute illness
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Pregnancy

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