Navarakkizhi is one of the typical Ayurvedic treatments. The treatment is termed so, as Njavara rice is the main ingredient in the preparation. The cleaned Njavara rice is boiled in the mixture of milk and decoction. It is then tied in a suitable cloth and made in to a bolus. A massage with medicated oil may be over the body prior to the application of bolus according to the instruction of the physician. The bolus is then applied over the body by dipping in the warm mixture of milk and decoction intermittently. During the course of the treatment the bolus gets reduced and nullify since the njavara rice is used up.

This treatment method helps in strengthening the nerves, relieving arthritis and curing neurological complaints. It nourishes the tissues, softens the skin and enhances complexion. It brings about strength to body muscles and improves the overall appearance of the body. It is advised in a certain diseases like hemiplegia, facial paralysis, muscular atrophy etc. It is a nourishing and rejuvenating treatment which imparts strength and build to the body. The duration of the treatment may vary 30 to 40 minutes as per the individual condition. Shastika Thailam, Mahamasha thailam, Dhanwantaram tailam etc. are used for Navarakkizhi (Njavarakkizhi).



  • Facilitate the elimination of impurities from body.
  • Muscle wasting.
  • Improve the body health & complication.
  • Late complications of fracture.
  • In hemiplegia & paraplegia
  • To remove morbidity in traumatic causes.