Kati Vasti
Treatment for Inflammatory Conditions with herbal powder

General treatment in the Ayurvedic health program, especially for inflammatory conditions of the bones and joints, arthritis, spinal problems, sport injuries. It is a method of therapeutic sweating. Podikizhi is also known as Choorna Pinda Sweda. A type of Ayurvedic massage of herbal powder packed in a special cloth device. Podikizhi is effective in curing arthritis, paralysis and neuro-muscular diseases. In this therapy, several types of medicated powders or choornam and tied up in linen bundles. As moderate heat is required to sweat body, the bundles have to be warmed up periodically by dipping in warm medicated oil, or herbal juices. Before this therapy light Abhyanga is given. After that, the patient is given a bath in moderately warm water. The treatment is a good to remove toxins and balance tridosha – vata, pita and kapha. It is effective for treating degenerative joint disorders, paralysis, arthritis, spondylitis, paralysis, sport injuries etc.


Relieves pain
Numbness and edema
Improves peripheral blood supply
Cures diseases like arthritis, paralysis and convulsions
Stimulates the nerve endings

 Ailments & conditions treated with Podikkizhi

Joint disorders
 Rheumatic disorders
 Sports injuries

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