GODHUMA PINDA SWEDA
The sweda or the sudation given by using a bolus which is prepared by using wheat along with some medicines which are selected according to the condition of the disease and the patient is called as Godhuma pinda sweda. Godhuma means wheat Pinda means a bolus. Sweda means Fomentation or sudation.
Stiffness in the joints
Pain in the joints
A good variety of Godhuma (wheat) is selected and processed with other medicines which have the pharmacological and therapeutic property of relieving pain, inflammation and stiffness and also which can rejuvenate and strengthen the joints and soft tissue. These Godhuma is warmed with the help of medicated oils or without the oils which depends on the patient’s condition and by the yukti (intelligence) of the doctor and then they are tied in a cloth in the form of bolus.
The person is made to lie on the droni. If Abhyanga (massage) is indicated it is performed for a 5- 10 minutes with medicated oil followed by sudation with Godhuma pinda sweda, where the bolus which is prepared with the godhuma is heated with the help of uruli (pan) and sudation is given to the entire body or locally as per the condition of the patient.
Duration of the treatment—30 to 45 min
After the treatment the person is advised to take rest for 5- 10 minutes.