This form of treatment relieves various inflammatory diseases of the body. These include rheumatoid arthritis, abscess, osteoarthritis, edema, back aches, head aches, skin diseases, etc. Lepanam is spreading of thick herbal paste on any afflicted area of the body. The paste is a blend of many potential herbs, spices, juice of leaves and buttermilk.
The treatment starts directly without any preconditioning methods. Warm herbal paste is gently applied on the afflicted areas, to a thickness of half a centimeter. For active penetration, the applied paste is let to dry on the body for about 45 minutes. This creates a mild heat on the skin and as a result, its medicinal properties perforate faster into the cells and absorb the unwanted components that cause the inflammation and pain.
Most of the herbs, spices, and plants used for the Lepanam paste bear high anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties and the liquids used are good for tissue nourishment.