Saindhavadi Taila (Brihat) is an Ayurvedic medicine. It is an herbal oil. It is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, low back ache, injury to joints etc . This oil is prepared with Castor oil base.
- It is used in the treatment of low back ache, sciatica, rheumatoid arthritis, abdominal colic, Ankylosing spondylosis and such other musculo-skeletal diseases.
- Post viral fever, when the patient complains of body, muscle and joint pains
- Bursitis trochanterica,
- Shoulder dislocation pain
Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata.
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 To Use
It is used for an Ayurveda Panchakarma therapy called as Basti (rectal enema)
It is also used for oral administration in a dose of 1 – 5 ml, before food with water.
It is used for external application, massage etc.
How long to use: It can be used upto 1 – 2 months based on doctor’s prescription.
There are no known side effects with this oil on external application. However, oral intake and Basti treatment should only be undertaken with expert advice and guidance.
Over-dosage of oral intake may result in diarrhoea.
Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store in a cool dry place.
Brihat Saindhavadi Tailam ingredients, how to make:
|Sl no||Sanskrit name||Botanical name||Parts used||Quantity|
|1||Saindhava Lavana||Rock salt||Salt||24 g|
|2||Shreyasi||Scindapsus officinalis||Fruit||24 g|
|3||Rasna||Pluchea lanceolata||Root||24 g|
|4||Shatapushpa||Anethum sowa||Fruit||24 g|
|5||Yamani||Trachyspermum ammi||Fruit||24 g|
|6||Sarjika||Swarjika Kshara||Kshara||24 g|
|7||Maricha||Piper nigrum||Fruit||24 g|
|8||Shunti||Zingiber officinalis||Rhizome||24 g|
|9||Kushta||Saussurea lappa||Root||24 g|
|10||Sauvarchala||Sochal salt||Salt||24 g|
|11||Vida||Vida salt||Salt||24 g|
|12||Vacha||Acorus calamus||Rhizome||24 g|
|13||Ajamoda||Carum roxburghianum||Fruit||24 g|
|14||Madhuka||Glycyrrhiza glabra||Root||24 g|
|15||Jiraka||Cuminum cyminum||Fruit||24 g|
|16||Pushkara||Inula racemosa||Root||24 g|
|17||Kana||Piper longum||Fruit||24 g|
|18||Erandataila||Ricinus communis||Oil||768 ml|
|19||Shatapupsha ambu||Anethum sowa||Seed water||768 ml|
|20||Kanji||Fermented gruel||Liquid||1.536 liters|
|21||Mastu||Curd water||Curds||1.536 liters|
All the ingredients are mixed and boiled till total moisture is lost from the oil, filtered.
Reference and Shelf life
Bhaishajya Ratnavali 29/222-227
Shelf life: 3 years from the date of manufacture.
During pregnancy, lactation
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.
this product be applied after steam therapy?
No. Oil is best applied before steam therapy. This is as per basic Ayurvedic principles.