In Upanaha Sweda any local body part is made to foment by the application of warm paste of roots of Vata mitigating drugs macerated in sour medium along with Lavana(salt) and Sneha(fats).
In case of Salvana Upanaha Sweda, the paste will be rich in salt content.
Drugs used to make paste according to Dosha Predominance:-
Pittanubandha Vata:- Kakolyadi Gana Dravya, Vatahara Dravya, Amla Dravya, Ghritha, Mamsa, Lavana
Kaphanubandhi Vata:- Surasadi Gana Dravya, Vatahara Dravya, Amla Dravya, Chaturvidha Sneha, Mamsa, Lavana
Kevala Vata:- Vesavara, Vatahara Dravya, Amla Dravya, Chaturvidha Sneha, Mamsa, Lavana
Indications:- Atyanta Ruja(Excess Pain), Gatra Sankocha(Contraction of body parts), Stabda Gatrata(Stiffened body parts)
The affected part of the patient’s body is applied with warm medicated oil.
A paste is made by mixing powders(Choorna) of drugs like Kakolyadi gana dravya, Vatahara dravya, Amla Dravya, Anupa Audaka mamsa, Sneha and lavana(Salt in excess)
This paste is made warm by heating and pasted over leather strap or silk cloth and is then bandaged to the affected parts.