Use of Powder in Rasovai massages

Calamus and Kolakulathadi Powders
Calamus Powder

Calamus powder is made from roots of Calamus plant. 

Its Ayurvedic name is Vaikhand or Vachha.

Commonly it is called as Sweet flag, sweet sedge, calamus, ratroot (rat root) or flag root

This is one of the powders that are used in Udvartan Massage. Udvartan Massage is a dry massage with a herbal powder or at times used together with oil.

Calamus is a plant of 2-4ft height found in moist edges of streams and lakes. With a strong aroma, this herb has rhizomes which resemble very closely to ginger. Itts action is euphoric to the nervous system. Therefor Clients feel recharged and fresh mentally after the massage with this powder.

As per Ayurveda, Vacha is a very stimulating nervine tonic which increases the satvic content of the body constitution and energises the prana. It is considered one of the best herbs till date for mental problems and has numerous other health benefits also.

We have seen its benefit in cases of depression and other mental health issues.

The herb also helps in memory increase and mental sharpness.

Vacha is used in various Ayurvedic Medicines and Ayurvedic Thearapies of Pnahcakarma, which is a study undertaken when a person goes for education in  Ayurvedic Medicine in a University to become a Doctor.

We are using this powder not as an internal medication but as an external application to bring the same benefits but without the adversity associated with oral intake. 

In our Ayur Balance Massage And Ayur Yoga massager, this powder can be used as per the dosha situation of the receiver, physical condition and ailments to bring extra medical benefit to the receiver.

This powder improves blood, lymphatic and urinary circulation in the body: 

The nature of the powder is creating heat on the cellular metabolic level thereby increasing the metabolic rate and also the expulsion of the toxins from the cells. Thus it is energising and at the same time detoxifying. Also with regular use it can remove the un-required fatty tissues.

It improves the skin tone and texture by removing the dead cells and revitalising them.

It also is used in Obesity management.

Vekhand is a very good drishti and dosha nivvriti herb. It drives away fear and keeps negative energy at bay. The powder is helpful in balancing excessive kapha and removing mucus and kapha aggravation. Also supportive ot Vata balance.

It also stimulates nervous system activity on the body, providing a purifying and cleansing influence to the physiology.

Vekhand also can  improve both medhya and vaak (intelligence and speech)

Kolakulathadi Choornam 

Kolakulathadi Powder is a mixture of various herbal powders. This  powder is made from natural ingredients. This Choornam is important for Udvartana, a dry powder massage. Kolakulathadi powder contains herbs that penetrate deep into the tissue, improving blood flow and reducing pain and inflammation in the affected area. It relieves joint pain, back pain, shoulder pain, and muscular pain. It also aids in the restoration of Vata’s balance.

It contains the following ingredients :

Kola (Zizyphus Jujuba).

Kulattha,Horse Gram (Dolichos biflorus).

Suradaru,Devadaru (Cedrus deodara).

Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata).

Kushta (Saussurea lappa).

Atasi, Flax plant (Linum usitatissimum).

Agasthi (Sesbania grandiflora).

Yava,Barley (Hordeum vulgare).

Shatapushpa (Anethum Sowa).

Masha, Black Gram (Vigna mungo).

Anjani (Memecylon umbellatum).

Vacha (Acorus calamus).

Sarshapa (Brassica campestris).

Tilah (Sesamum indicum).

Tailaphala, Castor Fruit, or Eranda (Ricinus communis).

Ingudi (Sarcostigma kleinii).


Ayurvedic benefits of Kolakulathadi Powder:

Relieves Pain and Inflammation in Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Joint Pains.


Shoulder Pain.



Muscular Sprain.


Benefits Of Kolakulathadi Choornam

Kolakulathadi is a naturally synthesised ayurvedic powder. 

For Inflammatory pains (vata and not pitta aggravated pains)

This Choornam is used to help people lose weight.

In the massage it is used the same as Calamus powder either doing a completely dry localised massage or mix with oil for the whole body Ayur Balance/Ayur Yoga massages.

It is to be noted that we do not mix the powder and oil together to massage. That diminishes the effect.