Types Of Panchakarma
Patra Pottali Sweda
Patra means leaves of medicinal plants. Pinda means a bolus. Sweda means Fomentation or sudation. The swedana karma or sudation therapy which is given by using a bolus which is prepared by the different combination of medicinal leaves which is heated with medicinal oil along with the medicinal herbs is called as patra pinda sweda. Thus it constitutes both snehan and swedan.
Its a type of sudation therapy in which all vata alleviating leaves are taken with some herbs which are fried in medicated oils and tied in a pottali to sudate for a particular part of body.