Vachadi Thailam – Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Side Effects

Vachadi thailam is an Ayurvedic herbal oil, used in the treatment of lymph node enlargement. It is used for external application and also for oral intake. This oil is most commonly used in south Indian Ayurveda practice. 


Vachadi tailam uses: 

It helps to decrease size of inflamed lymph nodes. Lymphadenopathy, scrofula.
It is also useful in the treatment of varicose vein, to reduce swelling and pain.

Mode Of Usage

How to use Vachadi taila? 

It is used for external application only.

It is also given for oral intake in a dose of 3 – 6 ml once or twice a day, before food, with warm water, or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

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.


How long to use Vachadi tail?

Externally, it can be used for a very long period of time.

Oral administration is advised for not more than a month time.

Side Effects

There are no apparent side effects with this medicine, on external application. However, this medicine is best avoided in pregnant ladies and children.

Oral administration should only be done under medical supervision.

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


Vachadi Oil ingredients:

Vacha – Sweet flag (rhizome) – Acorus calamus – 38 g

Haritaki – Chebulic Myrobalan (fruit rind) – Terminalia chebula – 38 g

Laksha – Laccifer lacca – 38 g

Katurohini – Picrorhiza kurroa – 38 g

Chandana – Red Sandalwood – Pterocarpus santalinus – 38 g

Taila – Oil of Sesamum indicum – 768 liters

Water – 3.072 liters

Reference and Expiry Date

Sharangdhara Samhita Madhyamakhanda 9/198

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

Shloka- Sanskrit Verse

वचाहरीतकीलाक्षा कटुरोहिणिचन्दनै: ।
तैलं प्रसाधितं पीतं समूलामपचीं हरेत् ॥

vacāharītakīlākṣā kaṭurohiṇicandanai: |
tailaṃ prasādhitaṃ pītaṃ samūlāmapacīṃ haret ||

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. 

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