Narangakizhi

Narangakizhi or jambeerapindaswedam is a type of bundle massage in which the bags are filled with fried lemon pieces with some other ingredients. This massage is rather strong as the bundles are applied or pounded on the body. Few lemons are cut into pieces and fried with other ingredients like turmeric powder, coconut scrapings, fenugreek seeds, sesame seeds, rock salt, horse gram, etc. till the lemon become tender. These are made into bags in four pieces of cotton cloths. These bags are warmed in neem oil or castor oil throughout the process. This massage is usually done by 3 persons and for 45 minutes. After the massage the patient is allowed to take rest for a few minutes and later a hot water bath is given.

Mode of action 
The application of warm bundles on the body improves the peripheral circulation and thereby enables easy absorption of the medicaments through the blood and lymphatic circulation. The pain relieving and anti-inflammatory herbs present in the bundles relieves the pain and stiffness of the affected parts.

Indications

  • Sciatica
  • Spondylosis
  • Low backache
  • Acute inflammatory arthritis etc
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