Brihat Guduchi Taila – Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Side Effects

Brihat Guduchi Taila is an Ayurvedic oil, used in Ayurvedic treatment of gout, bloating, skin diseases, boils, burning sensation in feet, etc. It is used for external application and oral intake. 


Brihat Guduchi Taila  Uses: 

It is used in treatment of gout arthritis, bloating, gaseous distension of abdomen, skin diseases, locked jaw, diabetes, anemia, liver diseases, eczema, boils, sinuses, severe itching all over the body, burning sensation in feet.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Pitta

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

How to use Brihat Guduchi Tailam?

It is used for external application.

Orally, it is given in a dose of – 3 – 6 ml, twice a day, before food, with warm milk or warm water or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

It is also used in Nasya Ayurvedic treatment (Nasal instillation of drops of the oil).

Side Effect

There are no recorded side effects of this medicine on external application.

Nasal instillation should only be done as per doctor’s advice.

Overdose of oral intake may lead to indigestion.

Keep out of sight and reach of children.
store in cool dry place, away from direct sunlight.


How long to use Brihat Guduchi oil? 

For external use, it can be used for a long period of time.

Orally and for nasal instillation it is usually not administered for more than two months.

Shloka Sanskrit Verse


Brihat Guduchi Tailam  ingredients:

Coarse powder of

Chinnaruha – Indian Tinospora – stem – Tinospora cordifolia – 4.8 kg

Water for decoction – 12.288 liters, boiled and reduced to 3.072 liters

Taila – Oil of Sesamum indicum – 768 ml

Ksheera – Cow milk – 3.072 liters

Paste prepared from fine powder of 12 g of each of

Ashwagandha – Withania somnifera

Vidari – Pueraria tuberosa

Kakoli –  Fritillaria roylei

Ksheera Kakolii – Lilium polyphyllum

Chandana – Sandalwood – Santalum album

Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus

Atibala – Abutilon indicum

Swadamshtra – Tribulus terrestris

Brihati – Solanum indicum

Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum

Krimighna – Embelia ribes

Haritaki – Terminalia chebula

Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellirica

Amalaki -Indian Gooseberry- Emblica officinalis / Phyllanthus emblica

Rasna- Pluchea lanceolata

Trayamana – Gentiana kurroa

Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus

Jivanti – Leptadenia reticulata

Granthika – Long pepper root – Piper longum

Shunti – Ginger – Zingiber officinalis

Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum

Pippali – Long pepper – Piper longum

Bakuchi – psoralea corylifolia

Bhekaparnika – Centella asiatica

Vishala – Citrullus colocynthis

Granthiparni – Leonotis nepetifolia

Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia

Chandana – Red Sandalwood – Pterocarpus santalinus

Nisha – Turmeric Rhizome – Curcuma Longa

Shatahva – Anethum sowa

Saptaparna – Alstonia scholaris

Diet To Follow

Have more of Ghee, coconut oil, Sunflower seed, almond, taro root, flaxseed oil, soyabean, pistachio,
Broccoli, carrots, chard, nuts, papaya, pumpkin, red peppers
Flax seeds, walnut, tofu, brussel sprout, cauliflower, winter squash, fish oil, egg oil, krill oil, chia seeds, camelia are fine to take.

Diet To avoid:
There are no diet restrictions. Please avoid all types of junk foods, excessive non veg foods, try to avoid or limit alcohol and smoking. Avoid aerated drinks.
Please prefer homemade food wherever possible.

Reference and Expiry Date

Bhaishajya Ratnavali Vatarakta Adhikara – 53 – 60

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. 

Shloka (Sanskrit Verse)

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

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