Upanaham is a herbal poultice. In this herbal pastes are mixed with proper acidic liquids and other ingredients and tied on the painful and inflamed joints. Usually, this is kept at least for 12 hours day or night on position. Over the paste herbal leaves having anti-inflammatory Properties like calotropis, castor, datura, etc. are tied and on top with cotton cloth.
Mode of action
The bandage produces some heat inside and it helps to increase the peripheral blood circulation on that part. It induces sweating and thereby absorption of the inflammation inside the joint by the properties of the herbs used.
- Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Other inflammations on the joints
- To relieve stiffness of the joints
- For wasting of muscles, with nourishing herbs