Navarakizhi is used not only as part of the Panchakarma but also as an effective treatment for hemiplegia and health issues caused by Vata disorders. It is also known as Pindasweda.

In this treatment, the patient’s body is made to sweat by fomentation with a bundle of linen filled with a bolus of Navara rice that has been cooked in a milk herbs and herbal decoction. The fist - sized bundle (kizhi) is dipped every now and then in a warm medicated Kuzhambu (ointment).