There are many diseases that require external application of medicines for their complete cure. Lepanam is such a treatment where the medicines are applied in the affected part of the body and very useful for various types of inflammatory and spastic conditions.
In Lepanam a paste form of the medicine prepared from the appropriate drugs along with some suitable herbal liquids are used for the application. In Upanaham, the herbal paste is applied on the area to be treated and then covers it with some herbal leaves or cloth for a specific time.
Twak Rogas (skin diseases) like Eczema, Psoriasis
Daha & Paka (inflammatory conditions)
Ama Vata & Rakta Vata (Arthritis )
Mukha Lepa (applying on face) to increase the skin complexion
Mukha Dooshika (Pimples),
Duration: The therapy is for 90 minutes to 2 hours per day for 7 to 14 days.
Used Preparations :
Dooshi Vishari Gutika,
Ellum Nisadi Churnam
Kola Kulathadi Churnam
Method: Warm herbal paste is gently applied on the afflicted areas, to a thickness of half a centimeter. For active penetration, the applied paste is let to dry on the body for about 45 minutes. This creates a mild heat on the skin and as a result, its medicinal properties perforate faster into the cells and absorb the unwanted components that cause the inflammation and pain.The periodicity and the quantity of medicines used for doing Lepam depend on the intensity of the person's ailment.