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Sahacharadi Thailam Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Side Effects

Sahacharadi Thailam is an Ayurvedic herbal oil used in treatment of Vata imbalance disorders, muscle and joint stiffness and convulsions. It is used orally and also for massage. 


Sahacharadi Tailam uses:
 It is useful in Ayurvedic treatment of Vata diseases, tremors, convulsions, psychosis, stiffness of thigh, muscle cramps, muscle wasting and muscle weakness.

It helps to relieve rhinitis and sinusitis.
It is useful in gynaecological disorders.
Useful in intercostal neuropathy

Other Indications

Doctors also use this for-
Basti treatment for neurological and muscle related disorders.
As oral medicine in Varicose veins.

Sahacharadi Sevyam

Sahacharadi Sevyam is the same herbal oil prepared in milder consistency, in Mrudu taila Paka. It is especially used for Basti – enema therapy. it has similar benefits as explained for the Sahacharadi thailam.

Sahacharadi kuzhambu

Sahacharadi kuzhmabu or Kuzhampu is the same oil, prepared with two oil bases, instead of one. Usually castor oil is the secondary oil base.

Mode Of Usage

It is used for massage.
Orally, it is used in the dose of 3 – 5 ml, once or twice a day, before food with warm water or warm milk, or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

In gynaecological disorders, it is used for vaginal douche.
It is used in many Ayurvedic treatments such as Basti (Rectal enema), Greeva Basti, Janu Basti etc.


How long to use Sahacharadi oil?
Externally, it can be used for a very long period of time.
Orally and for other Ayurvedic treatments, it is usually used for not more than 2 – 3 months.

Side Effcets

There are no apparent side effects with this medicine. However, oral intake should only be undergone under the guidance of an able Ayurvedic doctor.
Keep out of sight and reach of children. store in cool dry place, away from direct sunlight.


Sahacharadi Kuzhambu (oil)ingredients and how to make:
Coarse powder of –
Sahachara – Strobilanthes ciliates – 4.8 kg
480 grams of each of
Bilva – Aegle marmelos
Agnimantha – Premna mucronata
Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum
Gambhari – Gmelina arborea
Patala – Stereospermum suaveolens
Shalaparni – Desmodium gangeticum
Prinshnaparni – Urarica picta
Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris
Brihati – Solanum indicum
Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum
Abhiru – Asparagus racemosus – 2.4 kg
Water for decoction – 49.152 liters, boiled and reduced to 12.288 liters, filtered.
Paste prepared from fine powders of 48 g of each of
Sevya – Khus Khus – Vetiveria zizanioides
Nakha – Capparis sepiaria
Kushta – Saussurea lappa
Hima – Sandalwood – Santalum album
Ela – Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum
Sprikka – Anisomeles malabarica
Priyangu – Callicarpa macrophylla
Nalika – Hibiscus cannabinus
Ambu – Pavonia odorata
Shaileya – Parmelia perlata
Lohita – Indian Madder (root) – Rubia cordifolia
Nalada – Nardostachys jatamansi
Loha (Agaru) – Aquilaria agallocha
Surahva – Himalayan cedar (bark) – Cedrus deodara
Choraka – Angelica glauca
Mishi – Indian Dill – Anethum sowa
Turushka – Liquid amber orientalis
Nata – Indian valerian (root) – Valeriana wallichi
Ksheera – Cow milk – 3.072 liters
Taila – Sesame oil – Sesamum indicum – 3.072 liters
The above set of ingredients is heated till only oil remains, filtered.

Reference and Expiry Date

 Ashtanga Hrudayam Chikitsa Sthana 29 / 66-68

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

Sanskrit Verse Shloka


 Pankaja Kasthuri, Nagarjuna – Sahacharaadi Tailam.
Nagarjuna pharmacy also manufactures Sahacharaadi 21 Aavarthi and Sahacharaadi Kuzhampu.

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. 


Mezhupakam is milder version of it, suitable for Basti treatment.
Shacharadi tailam is more useful for external application.

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

74 thoughts on “Sahacharadi Thailam Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Side Effects”

    • No sir.
      Ksheerabala Thaila uses: It helps to relieve pain and inflammation. It is used in arthritis, sciatica, myalgia, spondylosis, etc. It is used in pain due to neurological origin – neuralgia.It is used in all types of arthritis – RA, Osteo-arthritis and gout. It brings about rejuvenation, nourishing in nature and improves quality of voice.

      Sahacharadi taila uses: It is useful in Ayurvedic treatment of Vata diseases, tremors, convulsions, psychosis, stiffness of thigh, muscle cramps, and muscle wasting.It helps to relieve rhinitis and sinusitis. It is useful in gynaecological disorders.

    • Dhanyavaad Doctor Malini Bhat. I had the same querry and add if Sahacharadi oil can be used both for vericose veins (behind knee) and osteoarthritis (same knee)?

  1. i have been given Karpoora and Sahacharadi Thailam but still am unsure of how to use it. I have a broken tailbone and have pain in middle of back due to injury 20 years ago. I find I have leg pains and hip pain as well. I have been told to heat both mixed together and leave on for 30 minutes before I shower. But I have not been told how much of each. I leave India in a few days.

  2. I asked for Sahacharadi oil and got Valliya Sahacharadi oil. R both the same?
    It benefits Vericose veins but what about Osteoarthritis of the Knee behind which vericose veins are there. Will it aggravate the osteroarthritis?
    How to apply it over vericose veins?

  3. I am plannng to do Rectal Enema. Is Sahachardhi thailam suitable or is any other oil recommended to vata pitta inbalabce?

  4. Sir I need Sahacharadi 21 Aavarthi oil – Where do i get in mumbai
    can you send information about any centers in mumbai where i can get this


  5. Dear sSir,
    Kindly advise or give right suggestions for lower back pain which is become a sciatica sysptoms
    What is the best treatment for this diseases. What is the medicines cure complete . Awaiting your replay.


  6. Dr Hebbar, is sahacharadi oil specifically for below the navel musculoskeletal problems only? Can it be used for similar problems in the upper body/limbs?

  7. I have severe neck stiffness at the back of neck just below hairline…I get pain that goes upwards n get converted to migraine…also have gone through ACL surgery of 1 knee n condromalacia in other knee…pls suggest the oil…I have sahchardi as well as dhanvantram..also developing vericose veins

  8. Doctor, I’m a Sciatica person, what treatment can get me relief, as Dr. prescribed,taking lumbatone capsule and applying Sahacharadi thailam.

  9. Sir I have blocked in vein and disk I used physiotherapy it was not cure I started medicine siddha hospitals Dr say some medicine is used sinduvarairanda and gandravathailam regular but pain was having what to do pain-relieving plz

  10. Can we usw Sahacharadhi thailam(oil) to treat Disc Degenerative Disease.? cab any other oil be added to Sahacharadhi for better result?

  11. Please sir tell me
    I am multiple sclerosis patient . I have stiffness in my neck, back and my leg
    Can I used Sahacharadhi thailam(oil) for this disease.

  12. Dr.
    I appreciate what is difference and better to use between castor oil pack treatment and sahacharadi taliam for lower back pain because possibly cause of kidney stones, syst, and costochondritis pain.

  13. HI DOCTOR,


  14. I have vericose veins in both of my legs and facing difficulties in day today activities…plz suggest whether sahacharadi is helpfull to cure vericose veins completely

  15. Kshirabala taila
    Mahamasha taila
    Maha narayana taila
    Sahacharadi taila
    Brahmi taila
    Dhanvantara taila

    which one is best to use for patient with Parkinson disease. Patient has stiffness in collar bone along with Shoulder where deformity can be observed easily while doing physical examination. can we use these all oils periodically at particular frequency. please suggest whether it can be used topically on skin specially on back and spine or it can be used on scalp directly.

  16. Hi Dr,

    Can this be useful for PCOS treatment? if yes then how much quantity we can take in one day? can we take this as oral treatment?

  17. Dear Doctor,
    Can we use Sahacharadi Mezhupakam externally? And can we use Sahacharadi thailam internally? What is the difference between the two?



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