Wrapping up the head with medicinal paste is known as Talapotichil in ayurveda. It is an important treatment for many minor and major 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 3 cm thickness. The whole area is then wrapped over with leaves. After a prescribed time the paste is removed and a fresh coating applied. Duration of the treatment is specified by the physician. Medicated oil may also be poured onto the crown.