“Dhanya” means “grains,” amlam” means “sour” and “kizhi” means “pouch”.
This procedure is similar to aavikizhi, but the pouches of herbs are heated by dipping in heated “dhanyamlam”, a fermented decoction.
This treatment is useful in treating painful swellings as in conditions like arthritis. It is also good for easing spasms and stiffness in the body.
The treatment can be done with or without oil application.
The pouches containing powdered herbs are dipped in heated medical decoction and are applied all over the body or an affected part in stamping strokes by two therapists.