Podikizhi Induction of perspiration by applying heat using heated packs of herbal powder is referred to as podikizhi. Podikizhi is effective in cases involving pain and swelling in the joints.

Depending upon the requirement, whole body below the neck or a part of the body may be treated by this procedure. Abhyangam followed by application of the heat with the warm packs of herbal powder for about 30 to 45 minutes is the method of podikizhi.