It is a variety of Medicated fomentation given to the body helpful in various ailment related to health.

Types of Kizhi:-

01. Ela Kizhi:-

Different variety of medicated herbal leaves used for the therapy. The leaves are fried together in neem or castor oil or medicated oil until a brown color is attained. Lemon pieces and coconut scrapes are then added to it. All these are tied in cloth boluses and dipped in medicated oil to massage the body. Herbal leaves and medicated powders together tied in small bundles in muslin cloth are applied all over the body for 45 minutes per day for a period of 7 to 14 days.

Benefits of Ela Kizhi:-

It relieves from body pain, stiff joints, back aches and similar ailments. This treatment is useful in osteoarthritis, arthritis, spondylosis etc.

02. Njavara Kizhi:-

A special type of Rice called Njavara is cooked in milk and herbal decoction is packed in small cotton bundles. With this the whole body is massaged.

Benefits of Njavara Kizhi:-

This is a good rejuvenating treatment. This improves the skin texture and the skin will glow after doing this. This improves circulation, relieves muscular stress and ache, this is an effective treatment for all types of rheumatism, pains in the joints, emaciation of limb and muscles.
In this method of healing, the body is forced to perspire using Njavara and other herbal medicines for 60-90 minutes for 7 to 21 days according to the requirements.

03. Dhanya Kizhi:-

Dhanya kizhi is a kind of therapeutic sweating. It is a dry type of fomentation In which body is fomented with linen bundles containing drugs like cereals, horse gram, black gram, cotton seed etc, in semi powdered form.

Benefits of Dhanya Kizhi:-

This helps to reduce joint pains in patients with Rheumatoid fever. It also helps in weight reduction. This procedure is carried out for about 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the nature of illness, is performed daily and continued for 7 to 14 Days.

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