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Vasachandanadi Taila – Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Side Effects

Vasachandanadi Taila is an Ayurvedic herbal oil, cough, asthma, bronchitis and fever. It is used for external application. It is prepared in sesame oil base. 


Vasachandanadi tailam uses: 

It is useful in Ayurvedic treatment of cough, cold, asthma, bronchitis, fever, bleeding disorders, anemia, jaundice, tuberculosis, Chest injury, weakness and emaciation.

It improves body strength and digestion power.

It also helps to relieve skin discolouration.

How to use Vasachandanadi Thailam? 

It is used for external application only.

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 Vasachandanadi Tailam?

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

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.


Vasachandanadi Oil ingredients:

48 g of each of

Chandana – Sandalwood – Santalum album

Renuka – Vitex agnus-castus

Pooti – Khattasi

Hayagandha – Winter cherry/ Indian Ginseng (root) – Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal.
Prasarini – Paederia foetida

Twak – Cinnamon – Cinnamomum zeylanicum

Ela – Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum

Patra – Cinnamomum tamala

Pippalimoola – Long pepper root – Piper longum

Nagakeshara – Mesua ferrea

Meda – Litsea monopetala

Mahameda – Polygonatum verticillatum (Linn.)

Shunti – Ginger Rhizome – Zingiber officinalis

Pippali – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum

Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum

Rasna – Pluchea lanceolata / Vanda roxburghi

Madhuka – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra

Shaileya – Parmelia perlata

Shati – Curcuma zeodaria / Hedychium spicatum

Kushta – Saussurea lappa

Devadaru – Himalayan cedar (bark) – Cedrus deodara

Vanita – Callicapra macrophylla

Vibhitaki – Belliric Myrobalan fruit rind – Terminalia bellirica

Taila – Sesame oil – Sesamum indicum – 3.072 liters

Vasa – Malabar nut tree (root / whole plant) – Adhatoda vasica – 4.8 kg

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

Laksharasa – Laccifer lacca – 3.072 liters

Mastu – Supernatent liquid of curds – 3.072 liters

63 g of each of

Chandana – Pterocarpus santalinus

Amruta – Indian Tinospora (stem) – Tinospora cordifolia

Bharngi – Root – Clerodendron serratum

Bilva – Aegle marmelos
Agnimantha – Premna mucronata
Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum
Patala – Stereospermum suaveolens
Gambhari – Gmelina arborea
Brihati – Solanum indicum
Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum
Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris
Shalaparni – Desmodium gangeticum
Prishnaparni – Uraria picta


 Bhaishaj Ratnavali, Kasa Rogadhikara 185 – 191

Shelf life

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