This is done by pouring certain lukewarm herbal oils into a cap put on the head for 15 to 60 minutes per day according to patient’s conditions for a period of 7 to 14 days. This is highly effective for dryness of nostrils, mouth and throat, facial paralysis, severe headache and other vatha based diseases.
A leather sleeve of about six to eight inches in length is placed on the shaven head of the patient and a band (vartti) tied around the forehead to keep it in place. Kneaded dough is used to line the inside of this sleeve and ensure that it does not leak. Oil is then poured into the sleeve and allowed to remain on the head for a while. The length of time the oil should be kept there is determined by the physicians according to the need. This is very good in the treatment of cervical problems, sleeplessness, migraine and other problems of head, hair loss and tinnitus.