In Pinda sweda cloth bolus is first made using medicinal plants, cereals and meats. These boluses are used to massage the whole body or an affected part.
Medicinal plants which have the property of relieving pain, inflammation and stiffness are selected as per certain criteria. The leaves are minced and fried with ayurvedic oils along with other medicaments like pieces of lemon, grating of coconuts etc. These medicines are then tied up in a cloth in the form of a bolus. The bolus containing leaves and herbs are dipped in warm medicated oil are massaged on the affected parts or whole body. This massaging exercise can rejuvenate and strengthen the joints and soft tissues and can improve the blood circulation. Leaves of medicinal plants like Shingru, Nirgundi, Shireesha and Eranda are generally used to make the cloth bolus.
Benefits of Pinda Sweda
- It bolster and rejuvenate the spine and spinal column
- Strengthen connective tissue
- Increases blood circulation
- It takes away dirt and unwanted tissues
- Offers colour and complexion of the skin
- Reduce pain and stiffness
- Induces better sleep
Indications of Pinda sweda
- Chronic back pain
- Muscular pain
- Joint stiffness