Karanja Taila Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Side Effects

Karanja Taila is an herbal oil. It is used in the treatment of herpes, boils and abscesses. It is most commonly used in north Indian Ayurvedic practice. This medicine should strictly be used under medical supervision.


It is used in the treatment of herpes, boils, abscesses and eczema.

Mode of Usage

This medicine should not be used without doctor’s advice. It is applied externally.

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

This oil should not be used in children and pregnant women.


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.


Karanja – Pongamia pinnata
Saptachada – Alstonia scholaris
Langali – Gloriosa superb
Snuhi – Euphorbia nerifolia
Arka – Calotropis procera
Anala – Plumbago zeylanica
Bhringaraja – Eclipta alba
Nisha – Turmeric – Curcuma longa
Gomutra – Cow urine
Visha – Aconitum ferox
Taila – Oil of Sesamum indicum


Bhaishajya Ratnavali Visarpa Chikitsa 57/26

Shloka- Sanskrit verse

करञ्ज सप्तच्छद लाङ्गलीक स्नूहि अर्कदुग्धानलभृङ्गराजै: ।
तैलं निशामूत्रविषैर्विपक्वं विसर्पविस्फोटविचर्चिकाघ्नम् ॥



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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