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Patra Pinda Sweda (Ela Kizhi)


Patra panda sweda (Ela kizhi) is a specialized therapy which is performed for the diseases related to Bones, muscles and nerves.

Patra means leaves of medicinal plants. 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 different combination of medicinal leaves which is processed with medicinal oil along with the medicinal herbs is called as patra pinda sweda or ela kizhi.

This procedure is unique, which comprises both snehana (oileation) and swedana (sudation) (snehayukta swedana)

  • Removes water retention in the joints and also joints stiffness
  • Improves joint movements
  • Lubricate the joints
  • Stops the degeneration of cartilage
  • Nourishes the muscles
  • Increases the blood circulation to the effected joints
  • Nourishes the tendons and ligaments

35 TO 45 MIN

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


7 days, 14 days, 21 days

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


This treatment acts as both Snehana and Swedana:

  • The therapeutic action of Ela kizhi is because of
  • The pharmacological action of Herbal drugs which are used in the therapy
  • Therapeutic action of the procedure
  • Sudation, which is performed in the therapy

Skin is a large, highly complex organ and structurally integrated organ system and the component of the skin are cutaneous membrane associated with hairs, nails and exocrine lands, the cutaneous membrane has two components, superficial epithelium or epidermis and the underlying connective tissue of the dermis.

The quality of the skin is supported by an extensive network of blood vessels branch, and sensory receptors that monitor touch, pressure, temperature and pain.

When the procedure starts, due to the increased temperature which is more than 2 to 3 c and because of the pharmacological action of the medicine vasodilatation will happen all over the body, as a result of vasodilatation an increased flow of blood through the area so that the necessary oxygen and nutrition materials are supplied and Toxins are removed and the heat produced along with active ingredients of medicinal herbs helps to act as muscular relaxants, reduces the pain, inflammation and stiffness

Because of increased blood supply the metabolism will increase as a result the output of Free radicals which are responsible of the disease are removed from the cells and helps to nourish skin.

This therapy produce sudation 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. And relieves the stress and induces good sleep.

Healing earth Multispecialty Ayurveda hospital gives importance to the selection of the medicine, and while performing treatment, prescribed amount of heat is maintained to get optimal results and to avoid unwanted complications.

  • Paralysis
  • Back pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Body ache
  • Rejuvenation
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Chronic pains
  • Circulatory problems
  • Sports injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Sprain
  • Gout
  • Osteoporosis

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
  • High Blood pressure
  • Fractures


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