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

Chandanadi Thailam  is an Ayurvedic oil. It is a natural coolant oil. It is used to relieve burning sensation, dizziness, etc. It is used to apply as hair oil and also used for whole body massage.  It is used both for oral intake and external application. 


Chandanadi Thailam uses:
It is to apply over head and for nasal instillation (Nasya treatment) – to relieve burning sensation in head, dizziness and nasal bleeding.

It is used to apply all over the body and massage  – to relieve liver diseases such as jaundice, herpes, gout and bleeding diseases.
It is used for internal administration in cases of bleeding diseases, gout, heavy menstrual bleeding.
It is also used in the treatment of psychosis.

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.


post-herpetic neuralgia – pain and burning sensation.
Psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, schizophrenia, phobia etc. Because it balances Pitta Dosha, it helps to calm the mind.

Effect on Dosha – Balances Pitta

Mode of Usage

It is used for nasal instillation in a dose of 2 – 8 drops, as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
Dose for internal administration – 2 – 3 ml, once or twice a day, before food with warm water, or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
Self medication with Nasya or oral intake is strictly contra indicated.
It i also used for massage.

Side Effects

In higher doses, or in cases where it is wrongly administered, it may cause loose stools and diarrhea.
This medicine should only be taken under strict medical supervision.


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.

Contents, Ingredients

Chandanadi oil ingredients:
Paste prepared with 12 grams of fine powders of
Prapaundarika – Lotus variety
Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia
Dhataki – Woodfordia fruticosa
Padmakeshara – Lotus stamen
Kumuda – Nymphaea stellata
Utpala – Nelumbo nucifera
Shaluka – Blue lotus stalk
Mrinala, bisa – Lotus stalk
Padmaka – Prunus puddum
Ananta – Hemidsemus indicus
Kusha – Desmostachya bipinnata
Kasha – Saccharum spontaneum
Ikshu – Sugarcane – Saccharum officinarum
Kshirishrunga – Lilium polyphyllum
Valkala – Buchanania latifolia

Jeevaniya Gana herbs –
yashtimadhu – Glycyrrhiza glabra
Priyala – Buchanania lanzan
Parushaka – Phoenix pusilla
Rasanjana – Berberis aristata
Ashoka – Saraca indica
Mrudveeka – Raisin
Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus
Tanduleeyaka – Amaranthus spinosus L.

Tila taila – sesame oil – 768 ml
Decoction prepared from
480 grams of
Chandana – Santalum album
Udichya – Pavonia odorata
Nalada – Nardostachys jatamansi
Dhatri – Amla – Emblica officinalis
Yasthyahva – Licorice – Glycyrhiza glabra
Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus
Bala – Sida cordifolia

Water – 12.288 liters – boiled and reduced to 3.072 liters.
The above combination is boiled till around 750 ml of oil is prepared.

Reference and Expiry Date

Yoga Ratnakara – Rajayakshma chikitsa, also mentioned in Sahasrayoga Tailayoga 30

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

Sanskrit Shloka Verse

Chandanadi thailam oil


Arya Vaidya Pharmacy
Nagarjuna – Chandaanaadi Thailam

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. 

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

19 thoughts on “Chandanadi Thailam Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Side Effects”

  1. Sir
    I heard that it will work for psoriyasys. Is it true? If it is correct please provide the details how to and where to get it?

  2. Valiya chandandi thailam is using for OCD..my doctor advised this oil for repeated thoughts..he said this cools your mind , get relax…my question is how many day it will take time cure this problem..please your advice sir


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