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Vishagarbha Taila Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Side Effects

It is an herbal oil, used in Ayurvedic treatment of paralysis, stiffness of hands and legs, neck stiffness etc. It is used externally for treatments such as massage. 


Vishagarbha Taila Uses:

It is usually used where stiffness is associated with musculo-skeletal or neuro-muscular diseases.

It is used in the Ayurvedic treatment of Disease due to Vata Dosha, paralysis, Hemiplegia, Lock jaw, stiffness in lower back, neck rigidity, Stiffness in hands and legs, tremors.

Mode Of Usage

It is used to apply externally only. It is used in Ayurvedic massage, and treatments such as Janubasti, Greevabasti etc.

How long to use?
For external application, it can be used for a very long period of time.

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.

Side Effects and Precautions

This oil is best avoided in infants and pregnant ladies.
It is not having any recorded side effects on external application.
Accidental oral intake may cause toxic effects. In that case, contact a hospital immediately.
Keep out of sight and reach of children. store in cool dry place, away from direct sunlight.


Vishgarbh tail ingredients:
Taila – Sesame oil – Sesamum indicum – 3.072 liters
Dhattura Swarasa – Datura metel – 960 ml
Kanji – Fermented gruel – 3.072 liters
Paste prepared from fine powders of each of –
Kushta – Saussurea lappa – 90 g
Vacha – Acorus calamus – 90 g
Dhatri – Indian gooseberry fruit – Emblica officinalis Gaertn. – 27 g
Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum – 27 g
Visha – Aconitum ferox – 18 g
Dhattura – Datura metel – 81 g
Patu – Rock salt – 81 g

Manufacturers and Reference

Alva Pharmacy, Karnataka

Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali Vatavyadhi Rogadhikara – 411-413

Shelf life

  Three years from the date of manufacture. Once opened, it is best to empty the oil within 1 year.

Usage in proprietary Ayurvedic medicines:
Vishgarbh tel is used as oil base to prepare liniments and herbal pain relieving oils such as Dazzle oil

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

10 thoughts on “Vishagarbha Taila Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Side Effects”

  1. When samata is present, would abhyanga with this oil or sahacharadi taila be appropriate? Or would you wait until nirama avastha is reached by use of deepan/pachan dravya? Would use of Dhanvantara taila for abhyanga aggravate ama?

  2. can vishgarbha tailam used as abhyangam on afffected body part or as sthani basti i.e. greeva basti, janu basti etc,???

    • Hello Doctor, It is used to apply externally only. It is used in Ayurvedic massage, and treatments such as Janubasti, Greevabasti etc.

  3. one Ayurved Physician have opinion that renal failure and rise in S. creatine lavel is an Updrav of “Chhardi” according to Charak Samhita… is it so considered??

  4. Please can you tell me where I can buy the following products. I talk to you on the phone about 1,5 years ago while at Poonthottam Ashram. We talked about Coen van der Kroon, who is our Teacher in the Ayurveda Practitioner Training, and who you are known to. Somebody told me that BAIDYA AYURVEDA PHARMACY may have these items.

    1. Dashmoola 500 mg Capsules/tablets
    2. Ashwagandha 400 mg Capsules/tablets
    3. Mahayogaraj Guggul 200 mg tablets
    4. Maha Vata Vidhwams 200 mg tabl
    5. Saraswati 200 mg tabl/caps
    6.Rasa Gandha 200 mg tabl/caps

    7. Gandhar Haritaki (liquid)
    8. Vacha Tailam Nasya (Nose drops)
    9. Visha Garbha Tailam (Oil to massage)
    10. Dashamoolaristha (liquid).

    Thank you


    Mr. S. S. Keer

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