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

Triphaladi Thailam is an Ayurvedic oil. It is used in the treatment of headache, hair fall, grey hairs, etc. It is used for external application. This oil is based on Kerala Ayurveda practice. 


Triphaladi Tailam uses:
It is used to treat split hairs, grey hairs. It improves hair strength.
It is useful in relieving headache, sinusitis, rhinitis.
It is used for all diseases pertaining to neck, eyes, ear and throat.

Effect on Dosha – Balances Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

Mode of Usage

It is used as hair oil.
It is used for head massage.
It is used in Ayurvedic treatment like Shirodhara, Shirovasti etc.

How to wash off the hair oil?
Wait for at least 30 minutes before washing hair. Longer the delay, better (except for very oily hairs). It is best to use herbal hair wash powders to wash off the hair oil. One or two rounds of wash with hair wash powder will get rid off oil from hair. It is very fine, even if some amount of oiliness remains on the hair.
Traditional treatises mention cold water to wash hair and face. (Reference: Ashtanga Sangraha, Sutrasthana, Dinacharya chapter). But to wash oily hair, lukewarm water can also be used. Avoid very hot water for hair wash.

Side Effects

No side effects are known with this oil, on external administration.


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.

Ingredients, Contents

Triphaladi thailam ingredients:
341.33 grams of each of
Haritaki – Terminalia chebula
Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellirica
Amla – Emblica officinalis
Amrutavalli – Tinospora cordifolia
Ketaki – Pandanus tectorius
Asanaka – Pterocarpus marsupium
Bala – Sida cordifolia
Eranda – Castor – Ricinus communis
Indravalli – Citrullus colocynthis

water for decoction – 12.288 liters, boiled and reduced to 3.072 liters
Tekaraja swarsa – Juice extract / decoction of Eclipta alba
Hatha swarasa – Amla juice extract – Emblica officinalis
Taila – Sesame oil / Coconut oil. If it is made with coconut oil base, it is called Triphaladi Keratailam

Ksheera – cow milk – 1.536 liters
Fine powder paste of 8 grams of each of
Kushta – Saussurea lappa
Yasthyahva – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra
Padmaka – Prunus puddum
Usheera – Vetiveria zizanioides
Rakta Chandana – Pterocarpus santalinus
Musta – Cyperus rotundus
Ela – Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum
Patra – Cinnamon – Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Mamsi – Nardostachys jatamansi
Hayagandha – Withania somnifera
Bala – Sida cordifolia
Amruta – Tinospora cordifolia
Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus
Amarakashta – Cedrus deodara
Lavanga – Clove – Syzygium aromaticum
Nata – Valeriana wallichi
Choraka – Angelica glauca
Shweta Kamala – White lotus
Rakta Kamala – Nelumbium speciosum
Kalhara – Woodfordia fruticosa
Padma  – Nelumbo nicufera
Anjana – Berberis aristata
Neeli – Indigofera tinctorea

Shloka, Sanskrit verse

Triphaladi thailam

Reference and Expiry Date

Sahasrayoga Tailayoga Prakarana 44

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


Arya Vaidya Sala – Kottakkal
Nagarjuna – Thriphalaadi 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

35 thoughts on “Triphaladi Thailam Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Side Effects”

  1. which ayurved oil will benefit for tinitus sound and partial hearing deafnesss for regular use. Sometimes there is some imbalance also. i am already using asana vilwadihi mixed with vachalasunaadhi thailam,. Please advise.

  2. I have more dandruff and hairfall.i started using dhurdhurpatradi hair oil from kottakal.i am noticing white hairs and from 1 week white hairs are increasing.if i wont take care of dandruff my hair will fall i want to use dhurdhurpatradi weekly once and any other oil to use for stopping white hairs,dandruff control,hair growth.please suggest me other oil for my hair concern.
    Which one i shud use for stopping white hair
    Dandruff control
    Hair regrowth

  3. I have fine hair since birth… Will this product help me grow thicker hair?
    I am also using vitamin tablets.

  4. hi doctor,is this helpful for my chronic migraine pain and hair loss also? or is there any head massage oil to control migraine attacks& even for hair loss also.

  5. Which oil is more fast and effective for grey hairs Karkuntal or Kuntal kanthi ? I am using Triphaladi right now but am still getting more white hairs. I am 29

  6. Sir am using Triphaladi hair oil by Kottakal for grey hairs. What should I eat to increase the efficacy of oil? Should I start taking Amla capsules/triphala capsule or Amla juice (of which brand) or any other supplement ? Plz suggest a supplement that wud stimulate melanin production in my hairs.

  7. please suggest a good dye for grey beard. Does neeli give black colour? Plz suggest a good ayurvedic brand (want black color in beard not orange)

  8. I lost 70% of my hair due to oily scalp, a consequent scalp infection, which (as per a homoepath) was made worse by excessive use of hair oil. That doctor recommended that I stop using hair oil and keep washing hair regularly with ZPTO shampoo and occasional Selsun (contains selenium sulphide). I have not applied hair oil for the last 2 years. Currently there is no infection, but my remaining hair is very thin and sparse. Could you please recommend me an ayurvedic alternative? Should I stop using oil forever?


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