Asana Eladi Tailam Benefits, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference

Asana Eladi Tailam is a traditional herbal oil, used in the Ayurvedic treatment of headache, ear and eye diseases. It is prepared in sesame oil base – called as Asana Eladi Tailam. It is also prepared in coconut oil base, called as Asana Eladi Kera tailam  / Asanaeladi coconut oil. This oil is based on Kerala Ayurveda principle. 


Asana Eladi Tailam Benefits:  It is used in Ayurvedic treatment for headache, ear and eye diseases. It is also useful in skin diseases. More effective to prevent catarrh.

How to use?  It is used for external application only. It is applied over head. It is also used for Ayurvedic treatment procedures like head massage. If needed, it can be used as hair oil.

How to wash off the hair oil?
Wait for at least 30 minutes before washing hair. Longer the delay, better (except for very oily hairs). It is best to use herbal hair wash powders to wash off the hair oil. One or two rounds of wash with hair wash powder will get rid off oil from hair. It is very fine, even if some amount of oiliness remains on the hair.
Traditional treatises mention cold water to wash hair and face. (Reference: Ashtanga Sangraha, Sutrasthana, Dinacharya chapter). But to wash oily hair, lukewarm water can also be used. Avoid very hot water for hair wash.

Application on feet

Oil application over feet

Precaution if you apply this oil over feet:
If you apply this oil on feet, make sure to wash off thoroughly with water or wipe off with cloth. The oil can make you slippery while walking.
After applying, make sure there are no oil spills on the floor. This can make the floor slippery.

Side effects

  There are no known side effects of this oil.

Principle behind making herbal oils:
In this herbal oil, the herbs are infused in the medium of sesame oil along with herb water decotion. Then the solid waste herb materials are filtered out. Thus, this oil contains oil soluble and water soluble phyto-active principles of medicinal herbs.


Asana Eladi Tailam ingredients:
Asana – Pterocarpus marsupium
Bilvamoola – Aegle marmelos
Bala – Sida cordifolia
Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia

These above herbs are used to prepare Kashayam
The following herbs are added in paste form
Ela – Elettaria cardamomum
Sthoola Ela – Amomum Subulatum
Turushka – Hydnocarpus laurifolia
Pushkaramoola – Inula racemosa
Phalini – Callicarpa macrophylla
Brahmi – Bacopa monnieri
Jala – Coleus zeylanicus
Dhyamaka – Cymbopogon martini
Sprukka – Adenosma indiana
Choraka – Curcuma zeodaria

Chocha – Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Tagara – valeriana wallichii
Sthouneya – Taxus baccata
Jati – Myristica fragrans
Rasa – Commiphora myrrha
Sukti – Ostrea edulis
Vyaghra – Ipomoea pestizoides

Surahva – Cedrus deodara
Ushira – Vetiveria zizanioides
Srivasaka – Pinus longifolia
Chanda – Costus speciosus
Guggulu – Commiphora mukul
Devadhoopa – Shorea robusta
Khapura – Boswellia serrata
Punnaga – Calophyllum inophyllum

Nagahva – Mesua ferrea
Kumkuma – Saffron – Crocus sativus
Karpoora – Camphor – Cinnamomum camphora
Paya – milk

Reference and Manufacturer

Asana Eladi Taila reference: Sahasrayoga, Taila yoga Prakarana
Companies that manufacture this oil – 
AVN Ayurveda Formulations Pvt. Ltd
Arya Vaidya Pharmacy
Arya Vaidya Sala – Kottakkal
Nagarjuna – Asanelaadi Keram
Kakkanat Ayurveda

During pregnancy, lactation

If you were using this oil before pregnancy without any allergic reaction, you can continue using this oil even during pregnancy.
If you have not used this product before and wish to use it during pregnancy, better to consult a doctor because it can cause skin allergy in some rare cases.
It is generally considered as safe to use during lactation, however consult your doctor for the right advice.

Can this product be applied after steam therapy?
No. Oil is best applied before steam therapy. This is as per basic Ayurvedic principles. 

4 thoughts on “Asana Eladi Tailam Benefits, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference”

  1. I’ve been given Asaneladi yamakam as part of an ongoing treatment for raktavata (psoriatic arthritis). The two base oils are coconut and sesame. How does the yamakam function differently than the preparation in a single oil?


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