*****(Siddha Compressive Bandage)*****
Kattu is an excellent local health care practice used in home remedies since thousand years.
Kattu is the best procedure for treating trauma, open wound, muscle spasm, sprain, abscess and dislocation of joints and fracture as explained by Therayar in his book Tharu.
Kattu is used in trauma, wound, contusion, boils, muscle spasm, sprain, abscess, dislocation of joints and fracture.
The focus areas for Kattu or Compressive bandaging are, scalp in delirium, eyes in ophthalmic diseases, palm and foot in peripheral neuritis, abscess and leg edema in legs, scrotum in scrotal swelling, groins in inguinal lymphadenitis.
Kattu is defined as an application and covering of a specially prepared topical medicine made up of crude plants, birds, fermented water or inorganic substances on the affected area is known as Kattu. This procedure is usually done for three times, at an interval of 3-7 days.
Kattu therapy is advised for Abscess Achilles tendonitis Ano-rectal diseases Arthritis Bubo Calcaneal spur Carbuncle Corn Disc diseases Lymphedema and Scrotal swelling.
Some Kattu therapy methods are not recommended for deep ulcers with foreign bodies, contact dermatitis and cellulitis
Kattu therapy cleans the surface impurities,
Potects the topical skin from toxins, removes the dead cells, improves the nourishment to the adjacent cells, posessess anti septic, analgesic and anti inflammatory activities, increases the peripheral circulation and healing process.
Similiar Therapies in other medical system are
Adhesive bandage and