Durvadi Thailam Benefits, How To Use, Side Effects, Ingredients

Durvadi Thailam is an Ayurvedic skincare oil to relieve itching and to heal non healing wounds. This herbal oil is based on Kerala Ayurveda principle. This is usually prepared in coconut or sesame oil base. It is also known as Durvadi keratailam.


Durvadi Thailam benefits
It helps to bring about quick wound healing.
Also used to apply over scalp to relieve itching and dandruff, and scabies on head.

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.
  • For skin and wounds, it is applied, left for half an hour to an hour and washed off.

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 effect with this medicine.


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.


Durvadi Thailam Ingredients: 

  • Oil of Sesamum indicum / coconut oil
  • Juice extract of Durva – Cynodon dactylon
  • Paste made of Durva leaves

It is called as Durvadi Kerathailam when it is prepared in coconut oil base


Sahasra yoga – Tailayoga Prakarana

Shloka, Sanskrit Verse


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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. 

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