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

Pinda Thailam is an Ayurvedic oil, used to relieve pain especially due to gout arthritis. It is used for external application only. 


Pinda Tailam Uses:
It is used to treat pain related to gouty arthritis- vatashonita and allied burning, swelling ,redness and pounding pain. It is also used in other types of arthritis.
Vatashonita patients should apply this oil daily over the body before bathing.

Doctors also prescribe this oil for the treatment of

Varicose veins – It is helpful to reduce the pain / burning sensation associated with varicose veins. Apply only gently on the veins. Do not apply any pressure on the veins, while applying it.
Muscle twitching, sprain.

Indication of Sivappu Kukkil Thailam:

  • Traumatic swellings – Adipatta veekkam [
  • Rheumatic pain – Vadha vali
  • Spasm – Pidippu
  • Burningsensation of the body- dalerichal
  • Burns – theepun
  • Ulcers-Kayangal

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

It is used to apply externally. It is used in Ayurvedic treatments like Abhyanga, Januvasti, Dhara etc.

Side Effects

There are no side effects with this oil on external application.
This oil is not meant to be taken orally. If you accidentally take it orally, consult your doctor immediately.
Keep out of reach and sight of children.
Store in a cool, dry place.

How long to use Pinda tailam?
It can be used for a very long period of time, as advised by Doctor.


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.


Pinda Taila  ingredients:
Madhuchhista – Honey bee wax – 280 g
Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia – 455 g
Sarjarasa – Resin of Vateria indica – 186 g
Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus – 455 g
Taila – Oil of Sesamum indicum – 6 liters
Water – 24 liters
The above combination is heated till Taila is prepared. (Till all the moisture content is evaporated). Then the oil is filtered and preserved.


Charaka Samhita CHikitsa Sthana 29/123
Ashtanga Hrudaya Chikitsa Sthana 22/22
Reference of Sivappu Kukkil Thailam [Pinda Thailam]: SKM Anubhava murai.

Shloka Sanskrit Verse

Expiry date

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


Kerala Ayurveda Limited, Alva Pharmacy, Pankajakasthuri, Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala
Nagarjuna – Pinda Thailam
Nagarjuna Pharmacy also manufactures Khajitha Pinda Thailam.
Sivappu Kukkil Thailam – manufactured by SKM Siddha & Ayurveda Company India Ltd., Erode – Tamil Nadu.

Proprietary Ayurvedic medicines with Pinda thailam as ingredient:
Flexofen Liniment
– manufactured by Prakruti Pharmaceuticals. It is used in the treatment of musculo-skeletal disorders, arthritis, tendonitis etc.

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

20 thoughts on “Pinda Thailam Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Side Effects”

    • These are some home remedies you can inculcate:
      • Warm some mustard oil and massage your ankles and heels with it for fifteen minutes. Massage gently in a circular motion and let the oil penetrate the skin as much as possible. Mustard oil has anti-inflammatory and pain healing properties that will remove the stress from the plantar fascia and calm the inflamed tissue. It is also rich in magnesium which is vital for the health of the muscles and tissues. Massage two or three times daily
      • Heat half a teaspoon of ghee and when it is hot turn off the heat. Add a teaspoon of turmeric powder to the hot ghee and mix it well. Swallow this mixture with a glass of warm milk every night before going to bed.
      • Grate some fresh ginger. Put to boil one cup of water and add one tablespoon of the grated ginger to it.Boil for one minute then turn off the heat and cover the pan. Leave it for ten minutes. Then strain the tea and drink it while it is still hot. Drink three cups of this tea daily

  1. Dr. ask me to take nasal drop of pinda tailam 3 -3 morning and night. but every where it is mention that pinda telam is used only for external use.So is that dr misguided me check the content in that pinda telam ingredient:
    sarjarasam,kachikam,manjista,madhuchistam,thila telam,sariba

  2. i start to feel leg muscles tightening feeling both in thighs and legs the moment i try to sleep at night.Some time i have to wakeup in middle of the night due to pain like feeling. I always have urge to move my legs while trying to sleep. Not sure why is it happening and how this can be cured. Doctors has prescribed me Anxiety tablets.

  3. Can Pinda tailam be used for applying externally on lumbar region. I have lumbar stenosis in L4-L5 and L5-S1. Are there other treatment procedures as well, Kindly enlighten

  4. hi sir can you inform mi why u give the name to that oil is Pinda Thailam. I am interested to known that information regarding pinda thailam.


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