Patrapotala swedam (Elakizhi) is an innovative classical medical care with medicated leaves. An extremely rejuvenating treatment during which fresh plants are used with many different herbal ingredients and tied into boluses, unfit into heat medicated oil and applied according with doctor’s recommendation. Elakizhi treats:
Chronic back or muscular pain
Loss of function of a part or whole limb
Joint stiffness and swellings
Sprains & Cramps
It is an extremely rejuvenating treatment the same as Navarkizhi, except herbs are used in place of rice. Fresh leaves of anti Vata plants, such as Eranda (Ricinus communis), Arka (Calotropis Procera), Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata), Coconut leaves, lemon and curcumin are fried with herbal ingredients and tied into cloth boluses. The treatment begins with the application of suitable medicated oil to the entire body. The therapy with heated boluses induces profuse sudation, which helps in the fomentation process.