Shashtika pinda swedam (Njavarakizhi)
This is a Kerala traditional treatment in which poultices of medicinal rice (Njavarayari) processed in herbal decoction of Sida retusa root (Balamoola)and milk is applied over the whole body or a specific part. The boluses are dipped in the same mixture of herbal decoction and milk over and over again and applied to the body. The treatment is carried out for 45 to 60 minutes. This treatment is highly rejuvenating, nourishing and de-stresses oneself. It is beneficial for rheumatic complaints, joint pains, emaciation of body parts, paralysis and also improves the skin colour and complexion. It enhances physical consistency, strengthens the nervous system and detoxifies the body.