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Chikitsaa Prakaara: Dhaaraa Sveda

Prakaara Paribhaashaa:

  • The fomentation done with the help of a continuous stream of medicine is termed as Dhaaraa Sveda.


  • The Dhaaraa should be done from a level of 12 Angula above the body of the patient.
  • If the patient’s body parts are very dry and if there is dominance of Vaata along with Pitta then the fomentation should be done for 2 and ½ Muhoorta.
  • In case of Snigdha Kapha dominance the fomentation should be done for 1 and ¼ Muhoorta.
  • Otherwise the fomentation should be stopped after adequate sweating occurs.


  • The patient should rest for a while.
  • Gentle massage should be applied.
  • Hot water bath should be given.
  • Water medicated with Dhaanyaka or buttermilk added with Trikat`u and Yoosha added with ghee should be consumed.

Last updated on April 29th, 2021 at 08:42 am

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