Thalapothichil

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Thalapothichil

Thalapothichil is categorized Lepana karma (Anointments). Thalapothichil is a coined term where "Thala" refers to Scalp, and "Pothichil" means covering. It is a special ayurvedic therapy wherein medicated paste is applied on the scalp with a specific thickness and for a specific time period.

Indications

  • 1. Insomnia.
  • 2. Depression.
  • 3. Anxiety.
  • 4. Epilepsy.
  • 5. Autism.
  • 6. Down's Syndrome.
  • 7. Schizophrenia.
  • 8. Hair Fall.
  • 9. Dandruff.
  • 10. Hypertension.
  • 11. Eye diseases.
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Mode Of Action

The scalp is formed by five layers that is Skin, Connective tissue, Aponeurosis, Loose areolar layer and Pericranium. The dense subcutaneous connective tissue has the richest cutaneous blood supply in the body.

The cell membrane which are made up of phospholipids,absorbs the lipid soluble medicinal extracts and enter in to the blood circulation. Since there is a procedure of Abhyanga before Talapothichil where medicated oil is applied over the scalp and mild massage is done due to which heat is generated and vasodilatation happens which allows the lipids in medicated oil to absorb the active ingredients of the medicated paste which is covered over the scalp containing various pharmacological actions like antioxidants, anti‑inflammatary, anti-depressants, intellectual properties.

These medicinal extracts will cross the cell membrane and enter into the circulation. Here the covering of herbal leaf plays a vital role in completing the procedure by maintaining adequate temperature throughout the treatment.