Somaraji Oil (Somraji Taila) – Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Side Effects

Somaraji Oil is an Ayurvedic herbal oil used in treatment of many skin diseases like eczema, gout, pruritus etc. It is used for external application. It is prepared from mustard oil base. 

Benefits

Somaraji oil uses: 

It is useful in Ayurvedic treatment of eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, allergic skin conditions with itching.

How to use Somraji Taila?
It is used to apply over the affected area.

How long to use Somaraji Tailam?|
Externally, 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


There are no apparent side effects with this medicine.
Keep out of sight and reach of children. store in cool dry place, away from direct sunlight.

Contents

Somraji Oil ingredients and how to make:
Paste prepared from fine powders of 24 g of each of
Somaraji – Psoralea corylifolia
Haridra – Turmeric rhizome – Curcuma longa
Daru Haridra – Tree Turmeric (stem) – Berberis aristata
Sarshapa – Mustard seed – Brassica juncea
Kushta – Saussurea lappa
Karanja – Indian Beech  (bark / seed) – Pongamia pinnata
Edagajabeeja – Cassia tora
Aragwadha – Cassia fistula
Sarshapa Taila – Mustard Oil – 768 ml
Water – 3.072 liters

The above set of ingredients is heated till only oil remains, filtered.

Reference

Bheshaj Ratnavali Nadivrana Rogadhikara 39

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. 

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