Herbal Steam

Swedana or Herbal Steam is a popular Ayurvedic treatment that involves the use of herbal steam to promote detoxification, relaxation, and rejuvenation. It is considered to be an important part of Panchakarma, a traditional Ayurvedic detoxification and rejuvenation program.

During Swedana, the patient is seated or lied down in a steam chamber, where a gentle herbal steam is passed through a nozzle to create a warm and moist environment. The herbal steam is typically made with a blend of Ayurvedic herbs, such as ginger, eucalyptus, basil, or neem, that have a natural healing effect on the body.


  • Relieving pain and stiffness: Swedana helps to improve circulation and relax the muscles and joints, reducing pain and stiffness.
  • Boosting immunity: The herbal steam used in Swedana can help to improve the immune system by removing toxins and promoting the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
  • Promoting relaxation: Swedana has a calming effect on the mind and body, reducing stress, anxiety, and tension.
  • Improving digestion: Swedana can help to improve digestion and metabolism by stimulating the digestive fire (agni).
  • Eliminating toxins: The sweating induced by Swedana helps to eliminate toxins and impurities from the body, promoting overall health and wellbeing.

Swedana is indicated in:

  • Hemiplegia
  • Arthritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Low back ache
  • Sciatica
  • Asthma and cough
  • Sinusitis
  • Chronic constipation