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Potli massage is one of the ancient medical rituals of India. For this, dry and fresh herbs are tied in one bundle. Massaging the potli on any part of the body gives relief to the muscles. Let us know from yoga and naturopath Anil Bansal about the benefits of Potli massage and how it works.
How does potli massage work?
Potli massage is one such traditional medical system prepared by combining the elements of fire and water with certain herbs. Hot potli massage done on the body works to open the clogged pores. Besides, it keeps the muscles relaxed. With this relaxation process, along with the body, the mind also goes into a state of relaxation.
Method of making potli oil
From 10 to 15 herbs are used in the potli. To prepare this Ayurvedic oil, take sesame or coconut oil in a vessel. Then mix the herbs in it. Let these herbs cook for a while on low flame. After that, when it cools down, take out the oil in a bottle.
Keep this oil under the sun for a few days so that the energy from the sunlight flows into the oil. In the absence of herbs, prepare oil by heating some garlic and celery in oil. There is also a lot of benefit from this.
Find out here how potli massage can be beneficial for you
1 joint pain relief
A pack made of muslin cloth mixed with herbs and oil provides relief from pain. Place it on your knees to let the heat of the herbs soothe the pain in your knees. By repeating this process three to four times, the blood flow in the body becomes regular.
2 foot rotations
If your foot is twisted due to wearing heels or you fall while walking. In this case, keep this pack on the heel and apply some pressure. Pressing the heel three to four times with a light hand and holding the heel for some time gives relief.
Good for the skin
Mix mustard and neem in oil and heat for some time. Then fill it with sand in a bag and keep it in the body for some time, then the body will benefit from it. It reduces the problem of aging and keeps the face glowing.
Know the types of potli massage
1 pot of herbal rice
This process takes one to one and a half hours. For this medicinal rice called Najawara is used for the first time. After this mixture is prepared by mixing it with milk and herbs. The part of the body where the muscles are stretched. Keep this package in place. This strengthens the muscles.
2 Vegetable Potli
For this, herbs and leaves are tied in one package. To prepare it, first heat the flowers and leaves in oil for some time. Now your vegetable oil is ready. Apply this mixture in a pack and keep it on the affected areas. The herbs of this potli are used based on the problem of not growing in the body. This improves blood flow in the body. At the same time, the problem of swelling in the body is also eliminated.
3 bags of powder
For this, mix medicinal powder and oil in a rag. Now put this mixture on top. Massage your back with this to flush out all the toxins from the body. If you want to overcome problems related to Kapha and Vatta, then you can use this pot accordingly.
4 packets of rock salt
For this, heat celery, fenugreek seeds, garlic in oil in a pot. After that, put it in a package with rock salt. Remember to add rock salt according to the texture to seal the potli properly. Now you can use it for chronic pain. Apart from this, the body weight also decreases with this.
Know which herbs can be used for potli
When you are making potli for masala, it is very important to keep in mind what you are packing in it. For this you can also use ashwagandha, mustard seeds, neem leaves, turmeric, ginger, henna, rice, aloe, onion and dry herbs.
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