Patients suffering from skin diseases, piles, nervous disorders etc. is made to lie down in a tub containing medicated decoctions. The water should be like warm or warm and he should sit init for about 15 minutes or till he gets perspiration in the body. Depending upon the disease, milk, ghee and oils are also used for the above purpose.
The poultice prepared with fatty substances or milk pudding with herbs applied on head. This relieves heaviness of head, headaches, Mental tensions and stress, insanity, falling and Graying hair
Patients or healthy persons have to undergo fomentation with medicinal preparations according to the need, ailments related to them. This can be further divided into following sub therapies depending upon condition of the person.
Kutipraveshika (Medicinal steam inside a chamber)
Ushnodaka (Steam from hot liquid medicinal preparations)
Vatatapika/Avagahasweda ( Heat from the medicinal preparation filed in a special medicinal tub.
Pindasweda (Heat from medicated pudding)
These therapies are more popular used for the purpose of rejuvenation of the body. In this case the whole or part of the body is made to perspire by the application of the related medicine. the common benefit of the above therapies can be mentioned as follows.
Maintains uniformity of different organs of the body.
Enhances the strength, glossiness, softness of the skin.
Effective against insomnia, high blood pressure, diabetes and obtains the skin diseases.
Preventing the process of aging, premature graying of the hair, appearance of wrinkles over the body.