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 period. It is done by a qualified therapist.


  • Relaxes and rejuvenates the mind and sense organs
  • Nourishes the brain hence promoting 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, and sinusitis and improves complexion.
  • Improves the neuro-muscular condition
  • Induces good sleep
  • Stimulates endocrine glands

Treatment Duration

35 TO 45 MIN

The treatment duration depends on the consulting physician and the severity of the condition.

Treatment Course Duration

7 days, 14 days, 21 days

The treatment course duration depends on the consulting physician and the severity of the condition.

Mode Of Action of Talapothichil

The scalp is formed by five layers that are 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 is made up of phospholipids absorbs the lipid-soluble medicinal extracts and enters the blood circulation.

Since there is a procedure of Abhyanga before Thalapothichil where the medicated oil is applied over the scalp and mild massage is done 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 extracts will cross the cell membrane and enter the circulation. Here the covering of herbal leaf plays a vital role in completing the procedure to maintain adequate temperature throughout the procedure.


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