Duration: 45 minutes
Number of days: 5, 7 (depending on the individual’s condition)
Naranga Kizhi, known as Jambeera Pinda Swedam in Sanskrit, is a form of Ayurvedic fomentation therapy that combines the healing properties of lemons and medicinal herbs with herbal oils to alleviate various ailments and promote wellness. The term Naranga Kizhi comes from two Malayalam words: naranga, which means ‘lemon’, and kizhi, which means ‘bundle’ or ‘bolus’.
The Ayurvedic practitioner selects the herbal powders and oils used for the treatment based on the constitution, specific health conditions and needs of the individual. The herbal mixture used for this treatment is prepared using medicinal herbs, with the main ingredient as lemons, which are heated and processed and tied into kizhis or boluses. This treatment is recommended for alleviating pain and inflammation arising from conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, cervical spondylosis, frozen joints, diabetic neuropathy, sprains and other musculoskeletal and neurological ailments.
The Naranga Kizhi session begins with a warm herbal oil massage to enhance blood circulation and facilitate deeper penetration of the therapeutic properties of the herbal ingredients. Then, the heated bolus is gently pressed on the body, targeting affected areas or the entire body. The therapist applies the herbal bolus to the body using rhythmic movements and strokes that allow the release of the active ingredients into the body and aid in healing.
- Improves blood circulation
- Reduces pain and inflammation in joints and muscles
- Improves flexibility and mobility in joints
- Enhances detoxification process
- Improves overall skin health
- Promotes relaxation and rejuvenation