Panchakarma therapies are becoming popular in India and throughout the world. Udvartana is one of the Panchakarma therapies which differ from Abhyanga in its direction of application and pressure during the procedure. It is a simple and affordable procedure with no harmful effects. Udvartana has its efficacy on various diseases like obesity, dyslipidemia and cerebral palsy. It possesses Shoshana (absorption) and Kapha‑Medohara (alleviation of vitiated Kapha and Meda) properties. It has also proven its importance and benefits on various psycho-physical parameters. In this review article, general description about Udvartana along with detail study of procedure with importance and benefits is discussed.
Keywords : Udvartana, Abhyanga, Udgharshana, Utsadana.