Swedhanam is a herbal steam bath treatment. Swedha meaning sweat in Sanskrit, is a sweat inducing treatment where the toxins are removed through sweat. In this herbal leaves and herbs are boiled and then the medicated vapours are passed to the steam chamber where the patient is made to sit, keeping the head out, for a period of 20 to 30 minutes. The steam will open up the pores of the skin, thereby removing all toxins. It is considered as a great therapy for toning the skin and giving it a special glow. It also provides circulation to the body. After the procedure the patient should take a hot water bath. Food should be consumed after an hour.