Inducing perspiration by applying the warm paste of rice is referred as annalepa. The whole body below the neck or a portion of the body may be conveniently subjected to the svedana therapy by this procedure. In this procedure the rice that grows in 60 days is preferred for carrying out the treatment. This is an easy and effective procedure of swedana and is ideal in healthy persons, in children and also in clients suffering from illness due to morbid vata dosha.
This procedure is indicated both in healthy as well as diseased. More specifically this procedure is ideal in following disorders:-Hemiperesis due to different causes, Motor neuron disease, Bulbar palsy, Parkinsonian syndrome, Emaciation, General debility, Rheumatoid arthritis, Peripheral vascular disease.