Podikkizhi, also known as Churnasweda is sudation process best for ailments due to Vata and Kapha disorders. In this treatment a linen bag filled with Churna (medicated powder) is periodically dipped in a herbal decoction and used for fomentation. The duration of Podikkizhi is determined by the condition being treated. A normal bath is recommended soon after this fomentation. A diet regimen also has to be followed for a few days.