Kizhi is a famous ayurveda treatment which is done using sachets that contain herbs, sand or rice. It is a part of panchakarma, one of the most effective treatments and it rejuvenates the body, mind and soul. Based on the type of herb used in the satch, kihi treatment is classified into njavara kizhi, podi kizhi, ela kizhi, manjal kizhi and manal kizhi.
Njavara Kizhi: In njavara kizhi, ‘njavara rice’ cooked with cow milk is mixed with herbs and filled in the satch. This satch will be further dipped in the herbal oil mix and used for rubbing the body.
Ela Kizhi: The term ela means leaves, and the main ingredient in ela kizhi is both herbal leaves and roots. These are further heated in herbal oil and kizhi is made. Ela kizhi is the perfect treatment for joint pain and to improve agility in sports.
Podi kizhi: In podi kizhi, the herbs are used which are dried and powdered. This herb powder is mixed with hot herbal oil to make the kizhi. Podi kizhi is used for rheumatoid arthritis and pain in joints and muscles.
Manjal kizhi: Manjal kizhi is the mixture of turmeric powder along with herbs and oils. It is beneficial for the treatment of inflammation, arthritic aches and pains.
Manal kizhi: In manal kizhi beach sand is the main part. The cleaned, dried beach sand is tossed with rock salt to make the kizhi. It is used for the treatment of rheumatic fever, pain, inflammation and swelling.