Application of a herbal paste made of gooseberry pulp and medicated buttermilk, on the middle of the head in which a suitable oil is kept is called nellikkathalam.

Mode of action 
The medicines applied to the middle of the head get absorbed through the smaller openings in the middle of the head. This will stimulate the peripheral nerves and thereby do the action.


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