Balaswagandhadi Thailam is an Ayurvedic oil, used in Ayurvedic treatment of fever, weakness of muscles, bones and joints etc. It is used for external application. This oil is formulated based on Kerala Ayurveda principles.
Balaswagandhadi Tailam Uses:
It is used in the treatment of headache, fever, emaciation, muscle wasting, lack of strength in joints, muscles and bones.
It is used in all Vata diseases like arthritis, brachial plexus injury, lumbar and cervical spondylitis pain, neuralgia, paralysis, insanity etc.
It strengthens muscle, improves quality of blood.
This oil is also known as Ashwagandha bala lakshadi thailam
It is good in catarrh.
Shoulder dislocation pain
Post viral fever, when the patient complains of body, muscle and joint pains.
It is used in the treatment of middle chest, middle back and rib pain. Usually in these areas, the pain occurs due to strain on muscles, ligaments and nerves.
Use in injury, accidents
Does balaswagandha tailam is used for middle chest and ribs pain that above abdominal diaphragm pain?
Usually in an herbal oil, if Bala – Sida cordifolia is used, it is useful to soothe and regenerate nerves, useful in relieving burning sensation, neuropathy and useful to improve the tensile strength of blood pipes. So, Bala, in Balaswagandhadi tailam is useful to improve strength of nerves and blood vessels.
Ashwagandha, in this oil, strengthens the muscles, relieves inflammation and improves blood circulation.
Laksha, in this oil, strengthens the bones and ligaments.
Devadaru, Kushta and rasna are useful to relieve pain and swelling
Licorice, sarsaparilla, vetiver etc. herbs are useful to relieve damage to the vessels and joints.
Considering all these, balaswagandhadi taila can be very effectively used in chest injury, ribs pain due to fall from a height, pain and damage to chest bones and muscles.
Balaswagandhadi Thailam – An Ayurvedic Muscle Bulk Enhancing Oil
Usage in Basti therapy
Apart from external application, Balaswagandhadi tailam is also used for enema treatment (Anuvasana Basti) to improve nerve strength, in the treatment of paralysis and other neurological disorders.
Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Pitta
How to use Balaswagandhadi oil?
It is used for external application, in Ayurvedic treatment like massage, dhara etc.
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.
There are no recorded side effects of this medicine on external application.
It can be used to massage children and pregnant ladies.
Keep out of sight and reach of children.
store in cool dry place, away from direct sunlight.
How long to use Balaswagandhadi Thailam?
For external use, it can be used for a long period of time.
Balaswagandhadi Tailam ingredients:
768 g of coarse powder of each of
Bala – Sida cordifolia
Ashwagandha – Withania somnifera
Laksha – Laccifer lacca
Water for decoction – 12.288 liters, boiled and reduced to 3.072 liters
Taila – Oil of Sesamum indicum – 768 ml
Mastu – Supernatent liquid of curds – 3.072 liters
12 g of fine powder of each of following, made together as paste.
Rasna- Pluchea lanceolata
Chandana – Red Sandalwood – Pterocarpus santalinus
Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia
Durva – Cynodon dactylon
Madhuka – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra
Choraka – Angelica glauca
Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus
Usheera – Vetiveria zizanioides
Jalada – Cyperus rotundus
Kushta – Saussurea lappa
Agaru – Aquilaria agallocha
Suradruma – Cedrus deodara
Haridra – Turmeric Rhizome – Curcuma Longa
Kumuda – Nymphaea stellata
Kaunti – Vitex agnus-castus
Shatahva – Anethum sowa
Padmakesara – Nelumbium speciosum
Special method – Laksha is
is powdered well and placed in a vessel. Hot water is poured and stirred well. When the water becomes red it is strained and used.
Reference and Expiry Date
Sahasrayoga – Tailayoga Prakarana – 13
Balaswagandhadi Kuzhambu is the same product. But here, in place of sesame oil base, a mix of sesame oil, castor oil and ghee is used as base. The two extra base combination further adds to the Vata pacifying quality of the oil. Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala manufactures this product.
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, AVP.
Nagarjuna – Balaashwagandhaadi Thailam
During pregnancy, lactation
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.
this product be applied after steam therapy?
No. Oil is best applied before steam therapy. This is as per basic Ayurvedic principles.
85 thoughts on “Balaswagandhadi Thailam – Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Side Effects”
How long am i suppose to leave the oil on my body for?
A minimum of 10 minutes, upto 30 – 50 minutes.
Hello doctor, why is washing off necessary? What if oils such as this and kunkumadi are applied before bed and only washed off in the morning. Apart from staining linen etc, are there any other disadvantages?
hello doctor,even I too have same doubt in mind. May be our viewers of the website have. please let us know any disadvantage of leaving the oil massage overnight if possible. Thanks
1. If the person has naturally oily skin, leaving the oil overnight on skin can cause acne.
2. If the oil is made of coconut oil base, then even a small cold or cough can worsen during night.
3. If it is winter and if you leave the oil on the body at night, it may cause joint stiffness and even worsening of pain.
Just a few drops of oil application at night is fine.
Thanks a lot sir
You might also require some oral medicines. Balashwagandha taila would help strengthen the tendons and ligaments in lumbar region. Apply the oil over the lower back 10 minutes before bath everyday. Please consult an Ayurvedic doctor, if problem persists.
Dr is this good for joint problems and for the days I don’t do yoga asanas,and for minor aches and pains from weight trainning ?
I am deepa. I have some problems in l s spine LS 4 LS 5 disc. After delivery my stomach mascles is losen. This tailam is strengthen the muscle?
Hi, I will do a comparison article between these two.
But, if your doctor has advised Mahanarayana tailam, then it is the right choice for you. please go ahead.
Does this help in problems related to muscular dystrophy?
Does Balaswagandhadi Tailam also cure hair fall?
Balaswagandhadi oil is good for full body massage in your niece’s case.
Hello Dr. I have been suggested to apply this oil along with Murivenna oil for Umbilical Hernia.Does it cure fully?
It may help to strengthen abdominal muscles and hence would help to reduce hernia. But a complete cure with this is quite hard to promise.
Would taking Ashwagandharishta have the same effect as this oil application.
It helps to some extent.
Is this help to pain killer?
Can it help for body good blood circulation
to some extent.
murivenna good for vericocele ?
Dr.which one is the good oil for the treatment of spinal cord injury and nerve damage.
This, Ksheerabala oil, Mahamasha taila etc are very useful.
I have aggravated pitta as seen by high uric acid , acidity , thin hair and acne on back . i have weak leg muscles (thighs) which oil should i use for massage
This oil or Pinda taila is useful.
Good morning sir , My name is M.viswanath ,I have urine incontinence(urgency) is this bala ashwagandha tailam is useful to me sir. please tell me the remedy for this problem.
Thank you for giving reply sir-yours viswanath
Apply it, 20 minutes before hot water bath, everyday.
Hello doctor,I had an abortion at 5th month..is it advisable to apply balaswaganda tail am mixed with dhanvantaram kuzampu for body for 1\2hour before taking bath daily…in our house they say not to apply oil as it cools body,that should not happen at this time they say..
Usually, Nilibhringadi oil is used for the hair growth.
This is one of the best oils suited for post natal massage. No side effects on external application.
Sir i have muscle wasting in face alone . However i eat , muscle / fat doesnt add up in face, as a result the face is abnormally thin compared to whole body, Does bala ashwagandhadi help?
You need to be very careful. Do not massage hard. Just apply and leave it there.
Plain sesame oil is good enough.
Sir , i have spider veins on face and legs, will bala ashwagandha tailam helpful ? Also please tell me is this oil applicable to skin straight from bottle or does it require any mixing with some other oil ? And are there any side effects of this oil or anything we should take care before application, i have dry sensitive skin ,will it work on me
why is hard massage not recommended with this oil? are there any side effects if hard massage is done and do we have do to wash body after hour or can we leave the oil on the body? we intend to use the oil for strengthen and reduce stiffness in muscles?
Hi, hard massage can be done with this oil.
But care should be taken not to cause pain with the massage.
Thank you for the reply.
Is this oil suitable for long term use; 6 months to year?
Can this oil be used for coccyx tip bone pain ? I have developed coccyx pain due to improper posture of sleeping. So far I have been matching with physical stretches. But the tip of pain still pains when touched.
Hello, can this be used to strengthen pelvic floor muscles after prolapse surgery and if so how should it be administered please?
Sir, which oil is best for vata pitta insomnia in perimenopausal women for head massage? I’m getting my vata worsened just before my menstruation leaving with full insomnia
Can it be used for general oil bath?
Hi sir, i met a doctor for premature greying. He gave me balaswaganthadi oil + dadimadi gritam+brahmarasayanam. This oil is useful for greying hair.
Hii.. please advise a good massage oil for fibromyalgia and fibrocytis
Sahacharadi tailam + Balaswagandhadi tailam combination – 50:50
Can you use on head for muscles strain
Hello Doctor, I have small fibre peripheral neuropathy. Which oil can help me regain my nerves? Please advise.
Balaswagandhadi taila can be useful.
This is hot or cold
Thilam and kuzhambu which is more hot
Hello sir I have read chapped lips are due to vata dosha and ghee infused with vata pacifying herbs are useful. Can you tell us any specific ghrita or herbs so we can prepare herbal ghrita at home
Just plain ghee is good enough. Or else, you can boil a few strands of saffron in 2 cups of ghee for 5 minutes and use it.
I have ligament prblm… Because of a bike accident… Which oil cn i use fr it..dr plz help
Hello Doctor, my child is bowlegged.Can this oil help?
Only to some extent. Please consult a doctor directly. There are good treatments for improvement.
It can be used for external application, 10 minutes before bath, everyday.
Sir, Can this oil be used for general good health? Apply on body before bath…
For parkinsons which oil is best for massage
Apply Balaswagandhadi taila – 5 minutes before bath everyday for 30 days.
We can use for face massage to get complection
How effective is this oil on brachial plexus injury?
It is useful to relieve pain, inflammation and to improve joint strength.
Could you please let me know the how long should we apply this and wash for brachial plexus injury for a 5month old baby.
Balaaswgandha Lakshadi Tailam, by SN Pandit Ayrveda was suggested to me by an Ayrvedic store for knee pain. I have been using it for about 10 days massaging the knees about 2-3 hours before bathing. But I find very little improvement. Is this the right thaila for knee pain or is it too early to know its effects? is there any other thailam if this is not the right one ?
Can we apply balaswagandhadhi tailam for the head. this oil and dhanwantari tailam, will be helpful for strength is erection?
DOCTOR, CAN THIS OIL BE APPLIED ON FACE… FACE WRINKLES AND DRYNESS OF FACE BALA ASHWAGANDHA OIL BE APPLIED ON FACE
Is this oil good for restless legs syndrome and neurological problem.And can I use it over my head for relief.do I have to add lukewarm water to the oil before applying .How much time to apply on the body. Please suggest
Useful. Can be applied on head. Do not mix water to it.
Can this be used as “Ear drops”?
Can we apply this oil on hair ??
Yes, but it is not useful to improve hair quality.
shall i use this as message oil to 1.5 year baby
Yes, after testing it for allergy.
Can this oil be applied on head for head bath? Can I leave the oil for 30 minutes on head?
yes and yes.
Can Bala Aswagandha Lakshadi Taila be used for body massage for new born babies?
Does balaswagandha tailam is used for middle chest and ribs pain that above abdominal digraph internal pain