Thalapothichil ayurvedic treatment is a special application of medicated paste on the head. This herbal medicinal paste, thick in texture is applied on the person’s scalp, enhancing easier penetration of its healing properties. The paste is kept on the head for about 30 to 40 minutes so that medicinal principles can penetrate through the scalp. The herbal constituents present in the paste calm down the nerves, relieve mental tension, and improve sleep pattern. It is known to be highly effective in treating mental illness, hypertension, migranes, headaches, insomnia and other head and neck related problems.
The person is made to sit down on a chair, in relaxed position. Then the selected combination of herbal extracts are made into a paste and applied all over the scalp in a thick layer. In order to mask the paste, the application over the head is then covered with leaves(usually banana leaves, lotus leaves may also be used). Once covered the paste is made to remain for a period of 45 to 50 minutes, allowing the paste to cool the head. The effect of the medicines allows the person to relax,calm down. relieving any sort of tension and improving his/her sleep.