Navarakizhi is a nourshing therapy. A special variety of Red rice called navara is used in this treatment. It is also known as shasitka shali a rice variety which grows in sixty days. This rice is cooked in milk and Bala roots ( sida cardiofloia ) which makes me it ideal to mitigate vata and pitta. The cooked rice is made into a bolus and massaged on the body which has been anointed with herbal oils by dipping it in the milk decotion.
It relives stiffness in muscles and joints and greatly bestows energy and strengthen to muscles, nerves and bones. It is highly effective in muscle wasting conditions. The function of the affected part is normalized in paralytic conditions.
This therapy provides effective rejuvenation and it is also recommend to enhance the colour , complexion and helps in weight gain.