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

Karpasasthyadi Thailam is an Ayurvedic oil used in the treatment of  paralysis, facial palsy, spondylosis and other neuro-muscular conditions caused due to Vata imbalance. This oil is formulated based on Kerala Ayurveda practice. Karpasa asthi means cotton seed, which is the first ingredient of this oil. 


It is useful in neuro-muscular conditions like hemiplegia, paraplegia, facial palsy, spondylosis, spine disorders, injury etc.
Useful in neck pan, back pain, wrist pain, cervical and lumbar spondylosis, osteo arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia etc.
Post viral fever, when the patient complains of body, muscle and joint pains
Bursitis trochanterica,
Shoulder dislocation pain

Mode of Usage

It is used in oil massage, Ayurvedic procedures like Basti (enema), Dhara, Nasya etc. Good for application to head and body.

It is also given for oral administration. Dose is – 5 – 10 ml along with warm water, usually before food, or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

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 side effects with this oil on external application.


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.


Karpasasthyadi Tailam ingredients:
Karpasa asthi – cottton seed – Gossypium herbaceum – 768 g
Bala – Sida cordifolia – 768 g
Masha – Black gram – Phaseolus radiatus – 768 g
Kulattha – Dolichos biflorus – 76
Water for decoction – 12.288 ml, boiled and reduced to 3.072 liters.
16 g of fine powder of
Devadaru – Cedrus deodara
Bala  – Sida cordifolia
Rasna – Pluchea lanceolata
Kushta – Saussurea lappa
Sarshapa – Mustard –  Brassica juncea
Nagara – Ginger – Zingiber officinalis
Shatahva – Anethum sowa
Pippalimoola  – Piper longum (root)
Chavya – Piper chaba
Shigru – Moringa oleifera
Punarnava – Boerhaavia diffusa
Taila – Sesame oil – Sesamum indicum – 768 ml
Ajaksheera – Goat milk – 768 ml

Reference, Expiry Date

 Sahasra Yoga Taila yoga prakarana 11

Expiry date: 3 years from the date of manufacture. Once you open the seal, it is better to use it within an year.

Shloka, Sanskrit Verse

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. 


Nagarjuna – Kaarppaasaastthyaadi Thailam, Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala.
Nagarjuna pharmacy also manufactures Kaarppaasaastthyaadi Kuzhampu. It is prepared with the combination of sesame oil and castor oil as bases.

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

16 thoughts on “Karpasasthyadi Thailam Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Side Effects”

  1. Thanks for your kind reply sir…
    Doctor given below tablets for me..
    Maharasnadi Capsule – 2 – 3 times per day
    Guggulutiktam capsule – 1 – 3 times per day
    Yogaraja gulgulu – 2 – 2 times per day

    Murivenna+Karpasasthyadi mixed oil needs to put on my c6-c7 area for 30 minutes – 2 times per day

    Please Advice sir….

  2. Thanks a lot Doctor .

    After MRI scan c6/c7 disc bulge , So i consulted doctor near my town they given for 22 days medicine like karpasathyathi Tylam , Ypgsalido tab ,Yogaraja HULGULU and Spondylon soft gel cap and astavargam kashayam.

    After this course am very comfortable like pain reduced only while sleeping time right hand feel numbness but after some time will go off.

    And i had started second course also with differnat medicine and am going for a 2 week treatment for the same may be some uzichile and all but not clear about this.

    I just want to know am going the right path or you have any advice for the same.

    Thanks a lot .


  3. I am affected face palsy last 2 months. Still my eyelid is not closing. I am using this oil for recovery So plz give advice for fast recovery of this disease

  4. this karpasasthyadi thailam was recommended for numbness for my arch foot. I am experiencing severe pain in my legs below the knee and the fingers. I don’t know whether I a applying this thailam correctly. I am applying below my foot and also my fingers after 10.00pm and the next dayI am washing with hot water which has developed an arch. Please advise whether I am doing it correctly


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