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Thalapothichil in Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a holistic system of healing having its origin in ancient India. It focuses on establishing and maintaining balance of the life energies within us, rather than focusing on individual symptoms.

Wrapping up the head with medicinal paste is known as Thalapothichil. It is an important treatment for many major and minor diseases that afflict the head. The hair on the head is completely shaven or at least cut short.

The paste is applied on the crown and built up to 3cm thickness. The whole area is the wrapped over with leaves. After a prescribed time the paste is removed and a fresh coating applied. The duration of treatment is specified is specified by the physician. Medicated oil may also be poured onto the crown.