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Shushka Mulaka Taila – Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Side Effects

Shuska Mulaka Taila is an Ayurvedic herbal oil used in treatment of external oedema and inflammation due to injury etc. It is used for external application.  Shushka mulaka means dry radish, which is the main ingredient of this oil. 


 It is useful in Ayurvedic treatment of external oedema and inflammation.

It is also used in the treatment of colic pain of abdomen.

How to use Shuska Moolaka Thailam? 

It is used for external application only.

How long to use Shuska Mulaka Tailam?

Externally, it can be used for a 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

There are no apparent side effects with this medicine, on external application.

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


Shuska Mulaka Oil ingredients and how to make:

38 g of each of

Shusha Moolaka – Radish – Raphanus sativus

Varshabhu – Boerhaavia diffusa

Daru – Himalayan cedar (bark) – Cedrus deodara

Rasna – Pluchea lanceolata / Vanda roxburghi

Mahaushadha – Ginger – Zingiber officinalis

Taila – Sesame oil – Sesamum indicum – 768 ml

Water – 3.072 liters


 Bhavaprakasha Shothadikara 37

Shelf life

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

Shloka- Sanskrit Verse

शुष्कमूलकवर्षाभू दारुरास्ना महौषधै:।
पक्वमभ्यञ्जनं तैलं सशूलं श्वयथुं हरेत् ॥

śuṣkamūlakavarṣābhū dārurāsnā mahauṣadhai:|
pakvamabhyañjanaṃ tailaṃ saśūlaṃ śvayathuṃ 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. 

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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