Thalapothichil. It is an important treatment for many major and minor diseases that afflict the head. The hair on the head is completely shaven or at least cut short.
The paste is applied on the crown and built up to 3cm thickness. The whole area is the wrapped over with leaves. After a prescribed time the paste is removed and a fresh coating applied. The duration of treatment is specified is specified by the physician. Medicated oil may also be poured onto the crown.
Thalapothichil is special type of bandaging on the head after removing the hair by using paste prepared from medicines like amalaki and buttermilk.
This treatment is mainly used for mental illness or psychosis, headache migraine, sinusitis, skin disease, insomnia, hair falling and mental retardation etc.