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Thalapothichil is a specialized Ayurvedic procedure used to treat various ailments like scalp disorders, neurological disorders etc.

“Thala" refers to scalp and “pothichil” means “that which cover”. Thalapothichil is a procedure in which the specified medicated paste is applied on the scalp with specific thickness and for a specific time period. It is done by a qualified therapist.


  • Relaxes and rejuvenate the mind and sense organs
  • Nourishes the brain hence promotes intellect.
  • It helps to bring mental calmness.
  • It nourishes the hair roots and makes the hair soft and glossy.
  • It helps to cure various eye disorders, sinusitis and improves complexion.
  • Improves neuro-muscular condition
  • Induces good sleep
  • Stimulates endocrine glans


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.


The scalp is formed by five layers that is skin, connective tissue, aponeurosis, loose areolar layer and pericardium the dense subcutaneous connective tissue has the richest cutaneous blood supply in the body.

The cell membrane which are made up of phospholipids, absorbs the lipid soluble medicinal extracts and enter in to the blood circulation.

Since there is a procedure of Abhyanga before Thalapothichil where the medicated oil applied over the scalp and mild massage is done due to which the heat is generated and vasodilatation happens which allows the lipids in medicated oil to absorb the active ingredients of the medicated paste which is covered over the scalp containing various pharmacological action like antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressants, intellectual properties.

These medicinal extract will cross the cell membrane and enter into the circulation. Here the covering of herbal leaf plays a vital role in completing the procedure in order to maintain adequate temperature throughout the procedure.


  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Down’s syndrome Schizophrenia
  • Hair fall
  • Dandruff
  • Hypertension


Fever: As the temperature might increase during the therapy

  • Head injury
  • Acute Inflammation
  • Infectious diseases
  • Diarrhoea
  • Certain forms of cancer
  • Acute illness
  • Certain cardiac problem
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Haemorrhagic disorders
  • Indigestion
  • Unconsciousness

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