Sirovasthi is the process in which medicated oil is poured to your head and maintained in it for some time using a cap or bandage. Lukewarm herbal oils are held in the head for about 15 to 60 minutes according to the condition of the patient for a period of 7 to 14 days. This form of treatment removes dryness of nostrils, mouth and throat and removes facial paralysis, severe headache and other vatha troubles.
As mentioned above the oil is retained in the cap for about 45 minutes or more according to decision of the Doctor. Slowly the patient develops discharge through his nose and mouth then the oil is removed by slightly making a hole in the cap or bending the head. Meanwhile the palms, shoulders, ears etc. must be made warm by gently rubbing. Later fresh oil is applied to the head and body and then a bath.
The oil used for Sirovasthi is a combination of gingelly oil, staff tree, castor oil, ghee, common milk and medicated herbs like black gram, winter cherry, bala, bacopa etc.
Benefits of Sirovasthi
Highly recommended for the treatment of head diseases.
Diseases of the eye due to the weakening of nerves.
Effective against Cervical Spondylosis.
Conditions of mental disorder and insanity.
For Facial Paralysis.
For ENT problems.
Dryness of the scalp and itching on the head.
For constant headache.
Burning sensation and certain skin ailments of the head.
According to the procedure the doctor will give directions on the diet to be maintained and as part of the treatment, he will prescribe medicines like Kashayam and Lehyam.