MASHA PINDA SWEDA
The sweda or the sudation given by using a bolus which is prepared by Masha (Phaseolus radiates) along with some medicine is called as Masha pinda sweda
Masha means Black gram or Urid Dhal ( phaseolus radiates) Pinda means Bolus Sweda means Sudation This therapy is very effective in Musculo-skeletal disorders
Sprains and cramps
A good variety Masha 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. The Selected Masha is warmed with the help of medicated oils or without the oils which depends on the patient’s condition and by the yukti (intelligent) of the qualified doctor, 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 few minutes with medicated oil followed with Masha Pinda Sweda, where the bolus which is prepared with Masha is heated with the help of uruli (pan) and sudation is given to the affected part of the body. Duration of the treatment—25 to 30 min.
After the treatment the person is advised to take rest for a while.