August 24 2020 0Comment


Dhanyamladhara is a type of Sweda (Sudation) therapy. This comes under Parisheka sweda. Pouring of hot kashayam/thailam/ghrutham/kanji etc liquid over the body from a specific height is known as Parisheka sweda.
Dhanyamladhara is made of 3 word –
Dhanya means cereals, Amla means sour &Dhara means stream pouring or showering.


Tandula – Rice
Pruthuka – Rice flakes
Kulatha – Horse gram
Laja – Puffed rice
Kangubeeja – Little millet
Kodrava – Koda millet
Nagara – Dry ginger
Nimbuka – Lemon
Jala – Water


These cereals are mixed and tied in a cotton bag or in separate bags and lemon in another bag in a big vessel and water is added in a proportion. This is heated continuously for 7 days in a medium fire and once fermented then it’s used for treatment.


  • Inflammatory diseases like Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Ankolyzing spondylitis
  • Obesity
  • Neuromuscular & Musculoskeletal diseases


  • Relives pain, stiffness and swelling
  • Provides strength to the tissues
  • Rejuvenates the body
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Brings lightness to the body


Dr Sreelakshmi Vijay,B.A.M.S

Centre Head-Sainikpuri
Travancore Ayurveda

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