Patra Pinda Sweda (Ela kizhi) is a specialized therapy that is performed for diseases related to Bones, muscles, and nerves.

Patra means leaves of medicinal plants. Pinda means a bolus. Sweda means fomentation or sudation.

The swedana karma or sudation therapy which is given by using a bolus which is prepared by the different combination of medicinal leaves which is processed with medicinal oil along with the medicinal herbs is called Patra pinda sweda or Ela Kizhi.

This procedure is unique, which comprises both snehana (oleation) and swedana (sudation) (snehayukta swedana)


  • Removes water retention in the joints and also joint stiffness
  • Improves joint movements
  • Lubricate the joints
  • Stops the degeneration of cartilage
  • Nourishes the muscles
  • Increases the blood circulation to the affected joints
  • Nourishes the tendons and ligaments

Treatment Duration

35 TO 40 MIN

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

Treatment Course Duration

7 days, 14 days

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

Mode of Action of Patra Pinda Sweda (Ela Kizhi)

This treatment acts as both Snehana and Swedana:

  • The therapeutic action of Ela kizhi is because of
  • The pharmacological action of Herbal drugs which are used in the therapy
  • Therapeutic action of the procedure
  • Sudation, which is performed in the therapy

Skin is a large, highly complex organ and structurally integrated organ system and the component of the skin are the cutaneous membrane associated with hairs, nails, and exocrine glands, the cutaneous membrane has two components, superficial epithelium or epidermis and the underlying connective tissue of the dermis.

The quality of the skin is supported by an extensive network of blood vessel branches, and sensory receptors that monitor touch, pressure, temperature, and pain.

When the procedure starts, due to the increased temperature which is more than 2  to 3, and because of the pharmacological action of the medicine vasodilatation will happen all over the body, as a result of vasodilatation an increased flow of blood through the area so that the necessary oxygen and nutrition materials are supplied and Toxins are removed and the heat produced along with active ingredients of medicinal herbs helps to act as muscular relaxants, reduces the pain, inflammation, and stiffness

Because of increased blood supply, the metabolism will increase as a result the output of free radicals which are responsible for the disease is removed from the cells and helps to nourish the skin.

This therapy produces a sudation effect because of the medicinal action and temperature and acts as a counter-irritant which is the thermal stimulus and may affect the pain sensation and relieves the stress and induces good sleep.

Pranava Kerala Ayurveda Clinic gives importance to the selection of the medicine, and while performing the treatment, a prescribed amount of heat is maintained to get optimal results and to avoid unwanted complications.


  • Paralysis
  • Back pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Body ache
  • Rejuvenation
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Chronic pains
  • Circulatory problems
  • Sports injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Sprain
  • Gout
  • Osteoporosis