Upanaha swedam is a bandaging technique using leaves, cereals, oils, ghee, herbal paste etc. Fomentation is done by applying medicated paste on the joints. Powders of the prescribed herbs should be transformed into paste with salt, lemon or fermented herbal liquids. The paste which has tolerable warmth is spread on different kinds of herbal leaves as per the condition and applied over the affected area which is covered and tied with cotton cloth and thread. With the help of local fomentation happens,it relieves pain and stiffness of the joints.
Indication:Inflammatory swelling of the joints, rheumatic pains, osteoarthritis, and more.