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Dhurdhurapatradi Thailam Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Reference

Dhurdhurapatradi Thailam is an Ayurvedic hair oil used for scalp itching, dandruff, and hair fall.  This oil is formulated based on the Kerala Ayurveda principles. This oil is prepared with sesame oil base. But some companies do manufacture this in coconut oil base. Called as Dhurdhurapatradi Keratailam or Dhurdhurapatradi coconut oil.  

Uses and Synonyms

Dhurdhurapatradi Thailam benefits
It is used in hair treatment for itching scalp, dandruff and hair fall. It basically improves the scalp skin health and strengthens the hair root.
Particularly good for children to apply to head and body in Visarpa.
Eliminates dandruff and promotes growth of hair.

Synonyms: Dhurdhurapatradi Tailam, Dhurdhurapatradi Thaila

How to use

  • It is only used for external application only It is not used for internal administration.
  • It is applied to scalp and done gentle massage. It is applied at night and next day morning, head bath is taken.
  • It can also be applied just half an hour before head bath.

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.


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.


Dhurdhurapatradi Thailam Ingredients: 

  • Tila taila – Oil of Sesamum indicum / coconut oil
  • Juice extract of Dhurdhura patra – leaves of Datura metel
  • Seed of Datura metel

Manufacturer and Reference

Companies that manufacture Dhurdhurapatradi Thailam:
Nagarjuna – Dhurddhoorapathraadi Keram
AVN Ayurveda Formulations Pvt. Ltd
Vaidyaratnam Aushadhalaya

Reference:Sahasra yoga – Tailayoga Prakarana, Arogyakalpadrumam

Shloka (Sanskrit Verse):
धुर्धुरपत्रस्वरसे तद्बीजै: श्लक्ष्ण चूर्णितै: ।
पक्वं तैलं निहन्त्याशु कण्डूं केशच्युतिं नृणाम् ॥
dhurdhurapatrasvarase tadbījai: ślakṣṇa cūrṇitai: |
pakvaṃ tailaṃ nihantyāśu kaṇḍūṃ keśacyutiṃ nṛṇām || Arogyakalpadrumam.

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. 

Kottakkal Dhurdhurapatradi Thaila

Dhurdhurapatradi Thaila is also manufactured by Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Shala.

Keratailam – Oil of Cocus nucifera – 10 ml
Dhurdhurapatra – Leaf of Datura metel – 10 g
Durva – Plant of Cynodon dactylon – 10 g
Guduchi – Stem of Tinospora cordifolia – 10 g
Kimshuka – Leaf of Erythrina variegata – 10 g
Keraksheera – juice of kernel of Cocus nucifera – 10 ml
Musta – Root of Cyperus rotundus – 0.156 g
Kushtha – Root of Saussurea lappa – 0.156 g
Ela – Seed of Elettaria cardamomum – 0.156 g
Yasti – Root of Glycyrrhiza glabra – 0.156 g

Dhurdhurapathradi oil everyday?

Can we use dhurdhuraptradi oil regularly? 
Dhurdhurapatradi thailam is a hair oil, used for the treatment of dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. It has cleansing, soothing and detoxifying effects over the scalp skin. It is prepared with leaves of Datura. Though it has healing and skin benefiting properties, it lacks nourishing qualities. For daily use, you need nourishing ingredients in the oil such as Amla, Bhringaraja (Eclipta alba), Triphala, Indigo etc. So, Amla hair oil, Brahmi amla hair oil, Bhringamalakadi oil, Neelibhringadi hair oil etc. these are good choices for daily use. 
Dhurdhurapatradi oil can be used when there are dandruff issues. If the dandruff problem is not resolved with just this oil, then oral medicines, nasal drops, etc. are used for healing the scalp skin. 

Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
This article is written by Dr. Janardhana V Hebbar BAMS, MD (Ayu), PGDPSM, Managing Director, Easy Ayurveda Hospital.
It is reviewed by Dr. Raviganesh Mogra BAMS, MD (Ayu), Chief Medical Officer, Easy Ayurveda Hospital

116 thoughts on “Dhurdhurapatradi Thailam Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Reference”

  1. you have a very good website! gives lot of information about various Ayurvedic medicines.Even liked the book..Keep updating with new Ayurvedic medicines 🙂

  2. Hello, thanks a lot for the info. I had recently brought the oil for my dandruff and have few questions on usage:

    1. I used to apply this oil after my head bath. But the oil is so sticky and when we have to go to office it becomes little difficult. At the same time, when I come back home in evening, lot of dust gets formed.
    2. I tried using it in the night daily and wash the hair in the morning without shampoo, but then after head bath also the hair is sticky.

    So is there any way to use so that it doesnt become sticky? Until I shampoo it daily, it is not sticky but then cant apply shampoo daily also.

  3. Hi,

    How many days do we need to use this tailam in a week? do we need to use it daily? I used it twice a week (applied for half hour) along with shikakai, but i find dandruff increasing than decreasing.

  4. Dear Vineeth, This hair oil from any brand would be good to use. I suggest you to consult an Ayurveda doctor once, for full analysis and treatment. Hope your life tensions will be eased out soon. Wish you all the best. Stand up, be bold and face everything with courage. Wish you good health.

  5. Hi, i have been using this oil since one month. After applying this oil , i wash my hair with chemparathi thali powder( hibiscus leaf powder). Now my hair fall is reduced, dandruff problem eased and new hairs are coming. I feel sooo great.

  6. HI Sir,

    I use Neelibhringadi Oil as recommended by Ayurveda Doctor for hairfall. Hairfall has reduced a lot. Are there any ayurvedic hair oils which help in hair regrowth? If so, can you please name some & how to use them. It’ll be really helpful.

      • Hello Dr,
        Which oil can be used for Hair regrowth? I suffer allergy and sinuses like symptoms. So suggest something which does not aggravate the allergy symptoms. I have tried neelibringhadi. Cant say it improved situation much. Using for an year now.

  7. Hi doctor
    i have patches of dandruff building up behind my head at the tip of neck these patches have started spreading dandruff to my whole hair.I consulted an ayurvedic doctor and she suggested dhurdhurapatradi tailam.I have been using this oil once a week since two moths but there is no significant effect.Please help.

  8. i have been using this durdhurapatradi since the last two weekd… and i find my scalp too itchy….i’m sure it isnt dandruff or lice… what coud be the reason?

  9. Hi Doctor.. My MIL age 58 …suddenly in scalp had hair loss in patches and it almost looks like bald…accompanied with itching..piles patient no other medical conditions
    She lives in Coimbatore and has got lengthy hair….. April first 2 weeks there was heavy heat and excessive sweating little hairfall and then she went to ooty in 3rd week of april to her relatives home…where the kids had lice and she too got infected….4th week she was back to Coimbatore and the hair fall started increasing and she had 1 day fever for unknown reason except for bitterness in mouth and she felt giddy whole day…then May 1st week itching on the scalp…May 2nd week patch of hairfall in different areas of scalp started falling….

    She went to skin specialist who has given tablet and a lotion to apply….

    Doctor ….How do you see this medical condition in Ayurveda ?

  10. Doctor… Can you elaborate more Alopecia…how it occurs/onsets/signs and symptoms/risks associated/line of treatment (especially leech therapy)… How we can find or prevent from getting caught from this disease….Any diet restrictions…can you give us the fundamental of hair life cycle also. alopecia is curable if so at what stages or is it one with which we got to manage with?

  11. Hi
    My problem is increasing hair fall, i consulted a doctor n he prescribed this oil, but in first three weeks it seems that increase in hair fall , wat to do sir , is this oil works or have to change,. Pls also suggest a mild shampoo sir , daily shampooing is fair or not,

  12. Hey Doctor , Im 20 now and I had serious hairfall it started when I was 15 because I used hairstraightners and gel and other products. Recently I started using virgin coconut oil everyday , massaging my scalp heavily for atleast 30 minutes. Right now I dont have hairfall anymore but I want to know if I can eventually regrow all the hair I had lost by using this dhuradhura oil.

  13. hi,
    some times only applying oil to your scalp may not help in hair fall.
    hair fall occurs due to exposure to dust, dandruff problem, vitamin, iron and in zinc deficiencies and also in pathological conditions like hypothyroidism etc. for this you may have to consult your doctor, get evaluated of your problem and treat it accordingly.

  14. hi,
    don,t be tensed. it will show its effect gradually. meanwhile you make sure the method and the frequency of application is right. and avoid direct exposure to dust. please refer to the context.

  15. Dear Doctor,

    I am 34 and have been diagnosed by Dermatologist of Tinea Capitis. I’ve been using Maalatyadi Thailam every night and washing it off with sheekakai powder in the morning. But I haven’t seen any difference since 2 years of regular use. Every weekend I use Dhurtupatradhi Thailam since the same period. While the rest of my scalp has grown very healthy and the hair started to grow in non infected areas, there hasn’t been any use of both the oils in the infected areas. I’ve also been taking internal medicine as prescribed by Arya Vaidyasala, Hyderabad branch.

    Please suggest me if I can go for a hair transplant to gain the hair and then continue the Ayurvedic oils for upkeeping the transplanted hairs. Kindly advice as I’ve been postponing my marriage only due to this ugly looking, irregular patches.

    Thanks in Advance.

    • hi..
      do not take tension and postpone your marriage. you can go with hair transplant. but are you sure that the infection is not there at the site? that’s why, there are many therapies in Ayurveda like raktha mokshana, and blood purification by internal medication for which you have to consult an Ayurveda doctor and get suggestion regarding that.

      • Thank you very much Doctor for your quick response.

        My hair transplant using Follicle Unit Extraction (FUE) method is scheduled for 21 Oct’15 at 10AM. Nimabadi Kashayam and several other internal medicines have been given by the Doctors. But the problems doesn’t seem to budge.

        Had it been clean baldness, it could have been much better. The amoeba shaped irregular patches with dense and healthy hair in between has largely been embarrassing. The areas being implanted has been diagnosed to be clean and free from infection currently. But recurrence is uncertain.

        Kindly advice me, if I can continue the regular Ayurvedic hair oils Malatyadi and Dhurthurpatradi post hair implanatation !!

        Also kindly let me know, if the extracted follicles can regrow using any of Ayurvedic internal or external medicines. The follicle as I understand will be extracted from its roots !!

        Kindly advice. Thank you once again for your prompt response and concern sir.

        Regards, Upendra.

  16. I am having danruff for the past 5years, and one year back i did hair smoothening. I was using olive oil at night and did hair wash next day with schwarzkopf shampoo and had around 30 to 40 hairfall. I have been using Dhurdhurapatradi Keratailam for the past two months in alternate days, I felt so dry, body temperature increased, got black marks in face due to heat. I had continuous huge hair fall around 100 to 120. Also i took tablets as the doctor prescribed. So i stopped using it. and i started to use apply olive oil in night and did hair wash with himalaya anti dandruff. Now my head became scanty and hairfall is not stopped. I am scared that i get baldness soon. Can you suggest me, wat should i used for hair?

  17. sir
    i am using durdoorapatradi for last two weeks for dandruff . But now the problem is I am having small pimples all over my face due to dandruff . can u please suggest any home remedies for this.

  18. no, not at all. once your disease is cured you will definitely get back your hairs. medicines you are taking currently are good. for further advice it is better to consult an Ayurvedic doctor directly.

  19. Hi Doctor, can u giv me the dealers numbers who suppler dhurdhurpatradi thailam hair oil. I hav used n it gives good respone now i m not finding d product. I stay in Bandra

    Pls help me out.

  20. Hi ,

    I had a problem of heavy dandruff. Now I shaved my head,and most of the dandruff is gone. Still there is some. I have both Neelabhringadi and dhurdhurapatradi oil. Which one should i use now for complete removal ?? I want to regrow the lost hair also. Is neelabhringadi suitable for removing small amounts of dandruff or should i use Dhurdhurapatradi itself ??

    The shopkeeper suggests to use, Pea powder for washing it off instead of shampoo. Is it safe ??

    • you can use both by mixing a the time of application in equal quantity. pea powder also works. you can also use paste of menthya/methi for washing your hair instead shampoo.

  21. Can nilibhringadi and dhurdhurpatradi oil be used simultaneously i. e at alternate days for treating dandruff and hairfall both..

  22. Dear Sir, Can we use it this dhurdharapatradi oil for 2 days and then wash hairs after 2 days. Does it bring some negative impact on hairs ?

    • Sir, It is advisable to wash off the next morning. No known side effects are mentioned but being safe is advisable always.

  23. Madam, You should not have mixed neem oil with it.
    Try these remedies:
    > Make a powder of these and apply a paste of this adding luke warm water and apply on to the head and leave it for 20 minutes and wash off: Bhringaraj powder + Amalaki powder + Methi powder.
    > In the diet do include lots of fruits and veggies. And drink atleast 2 litres of water everyday.
    > Include Radish in your diet. A bowl of radish with black pepper powder and rock salt in your diet twice a day.
    > Aloe vera: Take 1/3rd cup of aloe vera juice.
    > Drink fresh juices of carrot, lettuce and spinach for aiding in hair growth.
    > Green leafy vegetables and fruits: No one can underestimate vegetables and fruits for preserving hair fall, as they are rich in fiber which are an excellent in preventing hair fall.
    > Yoghurt: Consuming yoghurt everyday reduces hair fall to a large extent. It is a trusted remedy for hair related problems.
    > Drink plenty of water. You do need to flush out the toxins that have accumulated in your body and drinking water is the best of doing it.

  24. I have patient age 42, Complaints of hair fall. She had pregnancy with the help of hormonal injections. I believe based on her age and history of hormonal injections, i should prescribe her Menosan along with this oil. Kindly suggest if any else also need to be done .

  25. Doctor, dhurdhurpatradi oil is really very nice.. Regular usage of this oil has reduced my scalp acne and dandruff. Please suggest something for acne on forehead, chest, back, arms and lower back and thighs.

  26. Hello madam, You can use Dhurdhurapatradi Thailam.

    How to use:
    It is only used for external application only It is not used for internal administration.
    It is applied to scalp and done gentle massage. It is applied at night and next day morning, head bath is taken.
    It can also be applied just half an hour before head bath.

  27. Madam/ sir
    Am using dhurdurapatradi kera tailam for past two week , thrice in each week. But still have itching and dandruff.
    I have a hair loss problem too.

  28. Hello sir ,

    I’m using dhurdhurpatradi oil. Can we use Himalaya anti dandruff shampoo for hair wash? And I ‘m applying this oil in the day time , and bath next day or 2 days after. So the oil stays on my hair for two days/ three days . Does it cause any negative problems to my hair?

    • Hello Madam, It is advised to apply the oil in the night and wash it off in the morning. As it contains Datura it is not advised to keep it for a long time.

  29. Hello sir,

    I am applying dhurdhurpathradi coconut oil before having bath. During the day time which kind of oil we can apply? Is it good to apply coconut oil?

  30. Sir,
    Is it necessary to wash off oil completely with shampoo/thali everyday after dhurdurapathrathi oil application ?

    • Hi, if you are applying very small quantity of this anti dandruff oil, then there is no need to wash hair. If you are applying more, then it needs to be washed off after 30 – 60 minutes of hair oil application.

  31. Hello Dr. Hebbar,
    My scalp is very dry and I have dandruff. If I don’t shampoo my hair daily a strange smell emanates from my scalp.Also if I put lemon juice on my scalp it causes extreme irritation. Can you suggest an oil that will solve my problem

  32. Sir,

    For dandruff and dry scalp I am using Ayyapala kerathailam..Which one is better Ayyapala or dhurdhurapatradi thailam??? Also can we mix this oil with kunthalakanti for hair growth?

  33. Hello sir ,
    Im having terrible dandruff and hairloss .. it has spread to my face forehead and small small pimples all over . Also to my eyebrows and starts thinning of eyebrow.. and my eye lid seems to b flaky coz of this dandruff.. hairfall is too much and my hair volume has reduced drastically .. plz help n advice Wat I should do ..
    Ps : I have dry skin and dry scalp

  34. hi sir….i have been using this oil Dhurdhurapatradi from 2 months and havent really noticed any change….and i only feel it is getting worse….i am a 1 year boy and have been loosing hair quite rapidly….i have dandruff too….hair line is receeding and hair density is decreasing too…and another questions should i go bald and then apply this oil for better and thicker hair?

  35. sir I have psoriasis will it help me for scalp psoriasis? and also suggest me Thalia which helps me to vanish marks(scars)of psoriasis on body please sir

  36. Sir, I have dandruff problem last 5years,
    Lot of medicine apply but no any changes.how to remove my dandruff and hairfall,how to regrowth my hair. My age 24

  37. Hi
    Are there any ayurvedic medicine for Tinea captis disease actually I am having a problem with my hair loss in a round scalp and right at the place there is no hair I’ve searched in Google about this and one of friend said there is a medicine in Ayurveda
    If have means please let me know.
    I can’t even able to sleep by this issue

  38. Hi Doctor, I have been diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis and been advised to have mixture of ayyapalakera tailam with dhurdhurapatrad kera tailam and asked to apply 1 hour before hair bath. Due to seborrheic dermatitis, the hair density in my head is very less. Can these oils do promote hair re-growth. Pls advise.,

  39. Sir ,because of dandruff and hair fall my hair line is receding,hair density is reduced and my hairs are also thinning.Will this product help in regrowth of hair in receded hair line along with above symptoms?

  40. Sir i am facing dandruff ,hair loss and hair thinning problem.I consulted an ayurvedic doctor,she advised to go for 10 day virechana treatment.will this help please suggest.

  41. Hi Doctor,
    I am currently using Durdurpathrathi hair oil. Will it help hair growth? Is Chemparatjiyadi kera thailam more good for hair growth. Will there be any problem if I start using Chemparathiyadi instead of Durdurpathrathi. Will I loose hair if I discontinue Durdurpathrathi?

  42. Hi Doctor,
    So in one of the previous comments you referred to Meera Shikakai Powder to wash the hair. But in one of the youtube videos about the review of the product says that for dry hair it makes it a little bit more dryer and should use a conditioner. So can you recommend a hair conditioner.

  43. Namaste doctor,
    My daughter is 12 years old she has hair growth in her upper lip,is there any oil for that and next question is what is the best oil for her since she has dandruff and dry frizzy hair, thank you

  44. Namaste doctor,
    I am 40+ female with thyroid issues I have severe hairfall, grey hair and acne during periods suggest me best hair and skin oil.thank you

  45. Hi, myself jennie I used this for one month but still my dandruff is not getting reduced as this oil was recommended by the doctor.


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