Sun Ayurveda Treatment : KIZHI (POTLI) THERAPY
KIZHI (POTLI) THERAPY
KIZHI is a unique therapy where a poultice of herbs is used for fomentation. This improves circulation and helps relieve pain, swelling and stiffness. Different variants of Pinda sweda are used depending on the materials including Patra (fresh herb leaves), Churna (herbal powder), Sand , Shashtika shali (red rice) etc. its use full in Musculoskeletal disorders like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, cervical spondylosis, frozen shoulder, joint stiffness, sprains and cramps are the nasty guests of our lives. It strengthens the nerves, muscles and tissues, reduces stiffness and inflammation, improves blood circulation on the affected area and also reduces the degenerative process.
TYPES OF POTLI/KIZHI
Choorna kizhi: Different herbal powders are tied inside the potli. During the procedure, the potli is dipped in specific ayurvedic Medicated oils depending on the disease.
Sand kizhi: Purified sand (vaaluka) is used inside the Potli.
Njavara kizhi: Also known as Shashtika Shaali Pinda sweda.The special type of rice is processed with herbal decoction and milk, which is tied in bolus and rubbed against the whole body in a rhythmic manner.
Ela kizhi: Also known as Patra pinda sweda or Patra potli. Different herbal leaves are used along with garlic, ginger, lemon , turmeric.