Karpooradi Thailam Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Reference

Karpooradi Thailam is an Ayurvedic herbal oil, prepared in sesame oil  or coconut oil base. It is used in muscular pain, rheumatic complaints, muscle cramps etc. This oil is based on Kerala Ayurveda principles. It is also known as Karpuradi tailam.


Karpooradi Thailam Benefits: 

  • It is used for wide variety of complaints.
  • It is used to relieve muscular pain, rheumatoid complaints, joint pain, joint stiffness.
  • It relieves muscle pain and stiffness.
  • It is applied to chest to relieve chest congestion, sneezing, running nose and allergy. For these issues, the patient is made to inhale 1 – 2 drops of the oil applied over a piece of cloth.
  • It has got¬†rubefacient effect. Improves blood circulation and brings about warmth.
  • It is used to relieve neck pain, back pain, and multiple joint pains.
  • Excellent for cramps and numbness and so is essential in cholera.

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.

How To Use

It is used for external application only. It is not used for internal administration.
It is also used as massage oil.

Apply this over the area of pain and do Swedana therapy with flannel dipped in water boiled with castor leaves- Eranda patra or Vatamkolli- Justicia gendarussa. Swedana may be done by other means too.

How to apply karpuradi oil for sinus / blocked nose –
Apply it on front and sides of forehead and on either sides of nose. It can be applied two times a day.


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.

Contents and Reference

Karpooradi oil ingredients: 
It is prepared either in coconut oil or Sesame oil base.
Other ingredient than coconut oil is – Camphor – Cinnamomum camphora.

Sahasra Yoga – Taila Yoga Prakarana

Further reference: Different uses


AVN Ayurveda Formulations Pvt. Ltd.
Nagarjuna – Karppooraadi Thailam
Vaidyaratnam Oushadhalaya

Other Indication

How to use Karpooradi oil for migraine – 
10 drops of the oil is taken into the finger tips and rubbed gently over the forehead for 2 minutes. This helps to relieve pain associated with migraine. However, this is a temporary remedy for migraine.
Read related: Ayurvedic treatment, hone remedies for migraine

Common combinations made with karpuradi Taila –
20 ml of Karpuradi taila is added with 80 ml of Pinda taila. This is used for massage for the treatment of muscular and joint pains.

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. 

56 thoughts on “Karpooradi Thailam Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Reference”

  1. Sir,

    I am not above to find the reference in sahasrayogam. What is yogagrantham, please give me exact reference of karpooradi taiam

      • Dear Dr Saranya, Thanks for the help. The AVP product mentions its reference as Sahasrayoga. The problem with Sahasrayoga is – there are many Malayalam version. Once such version might have this reference.
        AVN Mentions a text book called Yogagrantham as reference.
        Chakradatta Yonivyapat contains Karpooradi tailam with Karpoora, Bhallataka, Shankha Churna, Yavakshara, Yavani, Manashila, and after taila is prepared, Manashila is added to it, used for roma shatana purpose. So, definitely, not for the purpose mentioned above. Hence, it is different from the above, and not in manufacturing.

  2. Does Karpooradi Thailam act on URI and LRI …which includes, congestion, cough, irritating throat ??? Does it act for both viral and bacterial infections of the respiratory system ?? How about allergic cough ??

  3. I want to know about karpooradi tailam
    I buy a one karpuradi tailam bottle in the arya vaidya sala on the bottle writtens
    In this tailam contains 1. sesamum indicum cinnamomum 2. Camphora
    in the www. Aryavaidyasala.com website
    Written in this karpooradi tailam reference is an ayurvedic herbal oil prepared in sesame oil or coconut oil base.
    this two statement is correct ? this tailam is workes on joints pains,neckpain, back pain ?

  4. my father using karpooradi thailam.for Knee joint pain this thailam ok are any other thailam. give me suggestion please.

  5. Can Karpooradi thailam used for burning stiffness and hot flashes due to disconfort triggered by nerve issues ?? Can it be applied on navel and its surrounds ?? Thank you. Rgds Satya.

    • Thankyou Doctor. Is there any frequency ? Whether by appkication of oil, the malady would be cured ? Howlong this would need to be done ??

  6. Doctor, I had a hairline fracture on my big toe, for which the toe was tied to the neighboring toe, for 5 days. But because it was tied tightly, it feels like there has been some issue with the nerves after removing the bandage – an electric shock like sharp pain occurs when one point on the bottom of the toe is pressed. Will this oil plus murivenna help heal the nerves along with the fracture? How often should I apply it? How long will it take before this terrible electrical sensation clears doctor?
    Thank you.

  7. Can we use a few drops of karpooradi thailam in coconut oil as hair oil, as i have heard camphor oil is a good for hair loss and dandruff?

  8. I bought prabhanjanavimardanam kuzhampu and karpuradi tailam for knee pain. Can you please suggest what percentage of each should be mixed

  9. Doctor I had a tennis elbow in left hand and I doubt I feel the same kind in my right elbow too could you give some advice .

  10. Hi, purchased karpooradi oil for blocked nose issue. May I know how often to apply and which part of the head.

  11. Hi Sir, I am an ayurvedic doctor. You’re doing a great job by this website and also your channel in youtube. Its very useful for especially fresher doctors like me. I am regularly following your blogs and videos. Thank you so much sir. I have a small request sir, Can you say me how to prepare karpooradi taila i.e., the exact quantity of camphor to be taken and amount oil to be taken. In karpooradi tailam do we add ajamoda kashaya? For joint pains is sesame oil base better ?


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