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It is a preparative or sometimes curative treatments (shirovasti ayurvedic therapy) doing as a part of external oleation.


Putting either oil soaked cotton swab or paste or medicinal powder on bregma (head) for a certain period is called as thalam.


  1. Impairment of Nidra
  2. Vatha and Pitha vikaras like unmade
  3. Before doing some selected poorva karmas like pizhichil
  4. Vathika or Pithaja diseases
  5. Diseases of the eye


  1. Kaphaja nethra and siro rogas
  2. Just before bath