Shiro lepa is another form of panchakarma therapy and it is extremely useful in the treatment of diseases related to scalp and skin. It is useful as a rejuvenation therapy as well. As the name suggests this is performed on the scalp and it includes the application of a paste of various herbs and medicinal powders on the scalp. The scalp is then covered and tied with certain leaves which allows the herbs to interact well with the scalp. This helps in nourishing the scalp and the head. The most common paste that is used in shiro lepa therapy is buttermilk and amalika. This treatment is also beneficial to reduce medical conditions such as migraines, Insomnia, Hypertension and Dry Vision Syndrome. It also helps in promoting stronger and healthier hair growth.
This is a unique way to reduce tension and also helps in the nourishment of skin. During this therapy, the body as well as the mind gets benefited due to the soothing effect of the herbs used for shiro lepa.This herbal scalp treatment helps to regulate scalp disorders and dry hair. It also refreshes the mind and body which helps in relieving tension and fatique. It is also known to stabilise the nervous system of the body that ultimately leads to extreme relaxation. This therapy is also known to improve the memory and concentration of a person.
This therapy is beneficial for the following:
- To give Extreme coolness to head
- Mental tension
- Hair Fall
- Greying of hair
- Improves memory
- Improves vision
- Reduces mental stress
- Useful for skin diseases
In this treatment, medicated oil is applied over the head and body. In the next stage, a herbal paste is applied over the head and this is covered with leaf. After 60-90mins, the paste is removed and the oil is wiped off. After the removal of the herbal paste, the head and body are again smeared with medicated oils and given bath in warm water.