Jyotishmati oil (Malkangni oil) Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Side Effects

Jyotishmati Oil is an Ayurvedic oil. It is used in the treatment of leucoderma. It is an herbal oil, used for external application over the affected area.  


Useful in the treatment of leucoderma. Good in any kapha based wounds. Used mostly in fistula and wounds in tubercular glands.

Effect on Dosha – Balances Pitta and Kapha

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.

Mode of Usage

used for external application only.
Internal administration is not advised with this oil.

Diet to follow

Have more of Flax seeds, ghee, coconut oil, sesame oil, sesame seeds, walnut, sardines, salmon, soyabean, shrimp, brussel sprout, cauliflower, winter squash, fish oil, egg oil, krill oil, chia seeds, camelia
There are no diet restrictions. Please avoid all types of junk foods and Sodas. Please prefer homemade food wherever possible. 

Side Effects

This product is meant only for external application. No side effects are known with this oil.

Shloka Sanskrit Verse


Apamarga Kshara Jala – Achyranthes aspera
Jyotishmati – Celastrus paniculata
Taila – Oil of sesamum indicum

Other Uses

Use of Jyothismathi taila (Malkangni oil) for breast size enhancement:
Jyotishmati taila  – 2
0 ml is mixed with  100 ml of Balaswagandhadi taila and this mix is used for breast massage with circular motion of fingers. This improves micro-circulation and improves breast size. (Input by Dr MB Gururaja sir. One of my mentors, practices in Shimoga, Karnataka)

Reference and Expiry Date

Yoga Ratnakara – Kushta Chikitsa, Astangahridayam.

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

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

12 thoughts on “Jyotishmati oil (Malkangni oil) Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Side Effects”

  1. Is jyotishmati oil beneficial for children ? Can we use it for internal administration for children of above 2 years age ?

  2. I was told to put 2 drops of this oil in each nostril before bedtime. can i use this on my 8 year old girl baby? Please let me know.


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