Brihat Dashamoola Taila Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Brihat Dashamoola Taila is an herbal oil. It is used in the treatment of headache, diseases related to ear nose and throat. It is most commonly used in north Indian Ayurvedic practice. 


It is used in the treatment of headache, diseases of ear, nose and throat, ear ache, migraine.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Kapha

Mode of Usage

It is used to apply over scalp and forehead. It is used in Ayurvedic treatments like Shirodhara.
It is used in oil pulling treatment also.

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.

Side Effects

There are no known side effects 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.


Dashamoola – group of ten herbs –
Bilva – Aegle marmelos
Agnimantha – Premna mucronata
Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum
Patala – Stereospermum suaveolens
Gambhari – Gmelina arborea
Brihati – Solanum indicum
Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum
Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris
Shalaparni – Desmodium gangeticum
Prishnaparni – Uraria picta

Ardraka – Ginger – Zingiber officinalis
Nirgundi – Vitex negundo
Pippali, Pippalimoola – fruit and root of Piper longum
Chavya – Piper chaba
Chitraka – Leadwort – Plumbago zeylanica
Trikatu – Pepper, long pepper and ginger
Jiraka – Cuminum cyminum
Krishna Jiraka – Nigella sativa
Sarshapa – Mustard
Saindhava – Rock salt
Yavakshara – Hordeum vulgare
Nishotha – Operculina turpethum
Haridra – Turmeric – Curcuma longa
Daruharidra – Berberis aristata
Tila taila – Oil of Sesamum indicum

Reference and Manufacturers

Bhaishajya Ratnavali Shiroroga Chikitsa


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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