Shirolepa (Medicated Head Pastes)


Shirolepa is performed on the scalp and involves the production of medicinal powders and herbs in order to create a paste and apply it to the scalp and then cover and tie it with certain leaves.

This helps to stabilise the nervous system and activate marma points in the scalp and head area. Shirolepa benefits both the mind and other vital organs in the body thanks to its unique soothing effect and the fact that it is a ‘rejuvenating’ therapy, curing diseases of the scalp and skin.


Shirolepa is another version of the Panchakarma therapy, and it is remarkably useful in the treatment of diseases related to the scalp and skin. Shirolepa is a unique treatment performed on the scalp, in which various herbs and medical powders are made into a paste and applied to the scalp. The scalp is then covered and tied with special kinds of leaves which interact well with the scalp.

Shirolepa helps in nourishing the scalp and the head. The most common paste that is used in the Shirolepa therapy is buttermilk and Amalika. This treatment is also helpful in reducing medical conditions such as migraines, insomnia, hypertension and dry vision syndrome. It also helps to promote stronger and healthier hair growth, reduce headaches, the heaviness of the head and stress and greying or falling hair.