Dry Powder massage / Udwarthana in Ayurveda

by Dr. Prasanna Venkatesh

Udwarthana means dry powder massage.

Ingredients used

Here, we can select powders of green gram (ಹೆಸರುಕಾಳು / ಬೇಳೆ), Bengal gram (ಕಡಲೆ), Horse gram (ಹುರುಳಿ) etc, or if necessary some specific medicated powders at Ayurveda shops (on any specific prescription).

With these powders, (little more) pressure massage can be done on the whole body (especially on the area where fat deposition is more) in reverse direction of hair follicles.

Around 10-20 min of this massage will be good.

(If necessary, one can take help from the nearest Ayurveda physician.)


Mainly the excess fat deposition will be metabolized, body parts become strong, skin complexion will be increased.

Author is Chief Physician, Sriranga Ayurveda Chikitsa Mandira, Prakruthi Ayurveda Pratistana ®, Mysore

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