Ayurveda has been vigilantly nurtured in Kerala for more than a thousand years as a way of life and not merely as a method to cure diseases. Our verdant land is blessed in abundance with myriad herbal medicines and these have played a crucial role in ensuring the expansion of Ayurveda on our shores. Lepana is a treatment method that is part of traditional Ayurveda. Lepana is the external application of Ayurvedicmedicated paste on any part of the body where pain associated with inflammatory conditions persists. The ingredients of the paste vary according to the nature of the ailment.