Upanaham is a herbal bandaging treatment used in Ayurveda to relieve localised pain, swelling and inflammation.

In this treatment a warm herbal paste is thickly applied over the affected area. Herbal leaves are placed over the paste and then bandaged with cotton cloth. It is retained on the area for at least six hours.

Depending on your condition it can be applied after a massage or as a stand-alone treatment.

Recommended for:

  • Localised pain, swelling and inflammation
  • Strains and sprains
  • Joint injuries


  • Relieves localised pain, swelling and inflammation.
  • Promotes better circulation by removing stagnant blood, fluids and toxins from the injured area.
  • Improves muscle flexibility and joint mobility.
For more information about Upanaham, or to see what treatment is best for you

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