Ksheerabala 101 Thailam is an Ayurvedic oil used in the treatment of Vata disorders causing neuro muscular pains, sciatica, spondylosis, paralysis etc. This oil is also available in capsule form.
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Ksheerabala 101 Thailam uses:
It helps to relieve pain and inflammation. It is used in arthritis, sciatica, myalgia, spondylosis, spinal cord injury, etc.
It is used in pain due to neurological origin – neuralgia.
This oil on oral intake in form of Ksheerabala 101 capsule is believed to bring about nerve regeneration
It is used in all types of arthritis – RA, Osteo-arthritis, knee pain, meniscus tear, repair of torn ligaments and gout.
It brings about rejuvenation, nourishing in nature and improves quality of voice.
Being a nerve tonic, it can be useful in myasthenia gravis, stroke, cervical spondylosis, lumbar spondylosis, developmental delay, brachial plexus injury and hypotonia.
Post viral fever, when the patient complains of body, muscle and joint pains
Shoulder dislocation pain
Many ailments like cataract, earache, head ache, suryavartta, gulma, vaginal disorders and colic are relieved by this.
Usage in gynecological disorders:
In gynaecological disorders associated with pain and irregular periods, Ksheerabala is orally used.
In painful periods, local injury, inflammation also, ksheerabala is very useful, orally.
Useful in intercostal neuropathy
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.
Anxiety, panic attacks
Depression, sleep problems – It balances Vata and Pitta Dosha very efficiently. Hence, very useful to improve brain and nerve function. It has soothing effect on the brain.
Peripheral hypotonia and low muscle tone
Partially useful in
Myasthenia gravis, foot drop
Not useful in
Cold and cough – Rather, it can increase the symptoms, especially in case of productive cough.
Mode of Usage
It is used for massage, Ayurvedic enema therapy, Dhara, Seka etc.
It is also used for mouth gargling, oil pulling, nasya therapy (nasal instillation of drops) etc.
Oil pulling is useful for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, nerve end gum pain, to heal the gum bleeding, mouth ulcers quickly.
Nasya therapy is useful in treating migraine, tension headache, to induce sleep in cases of insomnia etc.
Another treatment with this, called Shiropichu, where pieces of cotton, dipped in the oil is placed over the scalp for a few minutes time. This is useful in treating many neurological problems such as migraine, neuropathy etc.
For oral intake, if capsule, the usual dose is 2 capsule 2 times a day before food. It is usually administered along with hot water, which helps in quick absorption.
If it is plain oil and indicated for oral intake, it is given in a dose of 5 – 10 drops once or twice a day, usually before food. Patient is asked to drink a glass of warm water following the oil.
6-10 drops for Nasya.
In vata this is to be applied warm, not so in rheumatism.
With western medicines
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this product along with other western (allopathic/modern) medicines. Some Ayurvedic herbs can interact with modern medicine.
If both Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines are advised together, then it is best to take allopathic medicine first, wait for 30 minutes and then, after a gap of 15 – 30 minutes, take Ayurvedic medicine or as directed by the physician.
Can this be used while taking Homeopathic medicine?
Yes. This product does not react with homeopathic medicine.
With supplements like multivitamin tablets, Omega 3 fatty acids etc?
Yes. Generally, this product goes well with most of the dietary supplements. However, if you are taking more than one product per day, please consult your doctor for an opinion.
Before food or after food?
It can be consumed before or after food, as per doctor’s advice. There can be 15 minutes gap between meals and this medicine.
How is Ksheerabala 101 useful in Sleep disturbances?
– Sleep problems are mainly caused due high Vata and Pitta Dosha. Ksheerbala taila, oral intake balances both these two Doshas. It calms the mind and nerves. Hence, very useful for a relaxing sleep.
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.
- There are no known side effects of this oil on external application.
- People with high cholesterol and BP should take extra precaution while taking high dosage of this medicine, orally. In normal dose, it does not increase cholesterol.
- Frozen food should be avoided soon after, or before taking this, orally.
- Hot water should be taken after taking this.
- Over-dosage may lead to indigestion.
- It can be given to pregnant mother or children, under medical supervision.
Can cause joint stiffness
Ksheerabala taila is a very good rejuvenating medicine that can strengthen the bones and joints. In wear and tear caused due to osteo arthritis, in elders, it can improve joint flexibility and movement and reduce pain.
But in people with joint stiffness Ama – altered digestion and metabolism, when the digestion process is not in order, if Ksheerabala is administered in higher dose, it can worsen the joint stiffness. This is mainly due to the Kapha increasing coolant effect of milk and Bala herb.
But in some joint degeneration disorders with weak digestion, we may need to use Ksheerabala. In such circumstances, it is administered along with other anti inflammatory herbs that are hot in nature, such as Yogaraja Guggulu, Trayodashanga guggulu etc.
Ksheerabala oil ingredients:
Ksheerbala 101 is the oil, which is processed for 101 times. Usually it is used only for internal administration.
Processed means, each time, the liquid part of the ingredients (other than oil) are added to the oil and heated till total water content is evaporated. It is done for 101 times.
Ksheerabala taila – name suggests that it is processed only for one time. Usually this oil is used for external application, as in massage, Panchakarma treatment (enema) etc. However, this version of the oil can also e taken internally.
- Ksheera means cow milk
- Bala means an herb called Sida cordifolia
- Taila means – sesame oil
The oil is formulated as follows –
- Bala – Sida cordifolia 10 grams
- Bala – water decoction – 160 ml
- Ksheera – Milk – 160 ml
- Taila – Sesame oil – 40 ml
Ashtanga Hrudayam Vatarakta Chikitsa 22/45-46, Charaka Samhita Chikitsa Sthana 29th Chapter (Vatarakta)
Bala Taila Reference
Sahasrapaka and Shatapaka Bala Taila:
बला कषाय कल्काभ्यां तैलं क्षीर समं पचेत्|
सहस्रं शतवारं वा वातासृग्वात रोगनुत्||११९||
रसायनमिदं श्रेष्ठमिन्द्रियाणां प्रसादनम्|
जीवनं बृंहणं स्वर्यं शुक्रासृग्दोष नाशनम्||१२०||
इति सहस्र पाकं शत पाकं वा बलातैलम्|
Oil is cooked by adding the decoction of bala (4 times in quantity of oil), paste of Bala – Country mallow (root) (1/4th in quantity of oil), and milk (in equal quantity of oil) for the 1000 or 100 times.
This medicated oil does both the rejuvenation of the body, promotion of clarity of sense perception, longevity, robustness and voice. It cures morbidities in semen and menstruation.
3 years from the date of manufacture. Once you open the seal, it is better to use it within an year.
Shelf life of capsule – 3 years
Swadeshi, Kottakkal, Kerala Ayurveda,
Nagarjuna – Ksheerabala 101 Aavarthi
Can ksheerabala capsules be consumed in case if high cholesterol ?
It is not directly related with high cholesterol treatment.
But if a person has high cholesterol problem, with some neurological issues, then Ksheerabala capsule can surely be used.
Can kshirbala taila be used when one has sinusitis or high BP?
It can be safely used even if the person has sinusitis or hypertension.
Anxiety, phobia, ADHD
Ksheerabala taila balances Vata dosha effective. Bala – Sida cordifolia, being a coolant is very useful to keep the mind calm. In anxiety, phobia and excessive thoughts, less sleep, Vata dosha is excessive aggravated. Here, ksheerabala taila is very useful to counter these symptoms.
Because it can counter the excess activities of mind and body, Ksheerabala Avarthi is an ideal choice of medicine in treating ADHD, sensory disorder, hyperactivity etc.
Use in sleep problems
Sleep disturbances are caused to Vata Dosha. Vata means activity. The mind becomes excessively active and indulges in various thought processes, not allowing you to sleep. Here, the herb Bala, milk and sesame oil – all the three components are very effective in balancing Vata Dosha and helps the person to sleep well.
Ear is a natural place for Vata dominance. Ksheerabala is very effective in Vata balance, hence used extensively in relieving earache and tinnitus.
For this purpose, apart from using ksheerabala capsule orally, the oil is also used as ear drops.
As nasal drops
In case of headache, migraine, burning sensation in the head, trigeminal neuralgia, nerve and brain related disorders, Ksheerabala is used as nasal drops, as part of nasya treatment. Here, after oil massage and mild fomentation, 2 – 10 drops of the oil is poured into each nostril. This procedure is done strictly under medical supervision.
Dandruff, dry scalp, hair loss
Ksheerabala oil is useful to improve oiliness of scalp skin and dry hair. On oral intake, it naturally moisturizes the scalp hair, relieves dry scalp, dandruff, adds shine and luster to hair and promotes hair growth.
Ksheerabala 101 Avarthy oil is used as ear drops, for Nasya and for oral intake to treat vertigo, tinnitus and trigeminal neuralgia.
Oil Vs Capsule
Ksheerabala tailam oil and capsule both are available in the market.
Oil is packed in the form of soft gel capsule. This is made to fix the dose of the oil easily and also to help in easy consumption. The oil and capsule both are same.
If you are vegetarian conscious, then it is better to go with the oil.
If you are dose conscious, and taking 10-15 drops accurately everyday is a problem, then capsule can be taken.
Ksheerabala DS Capsule
It is the double strength capsule of Ksheerabala oil. The manufacturers of this, claim that the oil is fortified. The quantity of the oil within the capsule is more, compared to the plain Ksheerabala capsule. Some people find it difficult to swallow. If that is the case, then it is best to switch to Ksheerabala 101 oil – direct intake.
This will also save you from unnecessary ingestion of gelatin capsule.
The dose of the oil depends on the doctor. However, a dose of 2 ml of the Ksheerabala 101 oil is equal to the dose of the oil contained in the Ksheerabala DS capsule.
During pregnancy, lactation
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.