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Bala Tel (Bala Thailam, Bala Oil) Uses, Ingredients, Side Effects

Bala Tel is an Ayurvedic oil, used in Ayurvedic treatment of Vata diseases,vomiting, cough, cold, asthma, wound, emaciation etc. It is used both externally and orally. It is the most favoured oil for new born baby massage. 


Bala Tail  Uses:
It is used to treat cough, cold, fever, vomiting, bloating, wound, emaciation, spleen diseases, epilepsy, asthma. It is used in Vata diseases.
Doctors prescribe this medicine for the treatment of
Peripheral hypotonia and low muscle tone.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata

Mode Of Usage

Internally it is given in dose of 3 – 6 ml, once or twice a day, before food, with warm water or warm milk, or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
Externally for Nasya, Shirovasti and Snehavasti.

Side Effects

There are no recorded side effects of this medicine.
People with high BP and cholesterol should exercise precaution while taking this medicine.
Over-dosage may cause vomiting and indigestion.
Avoid cold food stuff soon after taking this oil orally.

Time Duration

How long to use Bala oil?
For external use, it can be used for a long period of time.
Internally, it is usually administered for not more than 2 – 3 months.


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.


Bala Tailam  ingredients:
Bala – Sida cordifolia – 4.8 kg
Chinnaruha – Tinospora cordifolia – 1.2 kg
Rasna- Pluchea lanceolata – 600 g

Water for decoction – 30.720 liters, boiled and reduced to 3.072 liters
Mastu – Supernatent liquid of curds – 3.072 liters
Ikshurasa – Sugarcane – Saccharum officinarum – 3.072 liters
Shukta – Fermented gruel – 3.072 liters
Taila – Oil of Sesamum indicum – 3.072 liters
Ajaksheera – Goat milk – 1.536 liters

Paste made from 48 g of fine powders of each of
Shati – Hedychium spicatum
Sarala – Pinus roxburghi
Daru – Cedrus deodara
Ela – Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum
Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia
Agaru – Aquilaria agallocha
Chandana – Sandalwood – Santalum album
Padmaka – Prunus puddum
Atibala – Abutilon indicum
Musta – Cyperus rotundus
Mudgaparni – Phaseolus trilobus
Mashaparni – Teramnus labialis Spreng.
Harenu – Vitex agnus-castus
Yashti – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra
Surasa – Holy Basil – Ocimum sanctum
Vyaghranakha – Capparis zeylanica
Rishabhaka – Manilkara hexandra (Roxb.) Dubard / Mimusoops hexandra Roxb.
Jivaka – Malaxis acuminata D.Don / Microstylis wallichii Lindl.
Palasha – Butea monosperma
Kasturi – Musk
Neelika – Indigofera tinctorea
Jati – Nutmeg – Myristica fragrans
Sprikka – Delphinium zalil Aitch et. Hemsl.
Kumkuma – Saffron – Crocus sativus
Shaileya – Parmelia perlata
Jatiphala – Nutmeg – Myristica fragrans
katphala – Myrica nagi
Ambu – Pavonia odorata
Twak – Cinnamon – Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Kunduru – Boswellia serrata
Karpoora – Camphor – Cinnamomum camphora
Turushka – Hyoscyamus niger
Shrinivasaka – Pinus roxburghi
Lavanga – Clove – Syzygium aromaticum
Nakha – Capparis zeylanica
Kankola – Piper cubeba
Kushta – Saussurea lappa
Mamsi – Nardostachys jatamansi
Priyangu – Callicarpa macrophylla
Sthauneya – Clerodendrum infortunatum Linn./ viscosum Vent. Gaertn.
Tagara – Valeriana wallichi
Dhyama – Anogeissus latifolia Wall.
Vacha – Acorus calamus
Madanaka – Randia spinosa
Plava – Cyperus bulbosus / Nyctanthes arbor-tristis
Nagakeshara – Mesua ferrea

Reference and Expiry Date

Ashtanga Hrudayam Chikitsasthana 29/72-80

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

Shloka, Sanskrit Verse


 Nagarjun Pharma – Balaa Thailam

Newborn care: ensuring smooth breathing:
Bala Taila Parisheka – Bala Taila (medicated oil) should be sprinkled or poured over the body of the new born child to revive breathing. (Vagbhata)
Read related: Ayurvedic Care Of The Newborn Baby: Jatamatra Paricharya

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. 

Can this be used for massage? Is anything to be added before massage?
Yes. Nothing is to be added. It can be used for massage as it is.

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

13 thoughts on “Bala Tel (Bala Thailam, Bala Oil) Uses, Ingredients, Side Effects”

  1. Dear Doctor, it says “People with high BP and cholesterol should exercise precaution while taking this medicine.” So does it mean, that it will aggravate BP or greatly reduce BP.
    Kindly clarify pls
    Viswanaath VS

  2. Kya is tail se massage bhi kar sakte hai…our kaise…Ise direct use bhi kar sakte hain kya isme kuch milana padega…Pl reply


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