Marichadi Thailam – Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Side Effects

Marichadi Thailam  is an Ayurvedic medicine in. It is an herbal oil,  used in the treatment of skin diseases such as eczema, dermatitis etc. This oil is prepared with mustard oil base. 


  • It is used in the treatment of skin diseases with itching as a symptom.
  • It is used in dermatitis and eczema.
  • Excellent if applied to the head in catarrh, cough, asthma, nasal polyps and sinusitis.
  • Tinea infection, skin infection in groin area

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.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances kapha.

Marichadi Oil  – how to use
It is used to apply externally only.

Can be used for Nasya.

How long to use: It can be used upto 1 – 2 months based on doctor’s prescription.

Side Effects

It may cause excessive burning sensation for people with sensitive skin.
Apply a little oil over the affected area, and test it before using it.
Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store in a cool dry place.

Marichadi oil ingredients, how to make:


Sl noSanskrit nameBotanical nameParts usedQuantity
1MarichaPiper nigrumFruit12 g
2HaratalaPurified OrpimentOrpiment12 g
3TrivritOperculina turpethumRoot12 g
4RaktachandanaPterocarpus santalinusStem12 g
5MustaCyperus rotundusRoot12 g
6ManashilaPurified RealgarRealgar12 g
7MamsiNardostachys jatamansiRoot12 g
8HaridraCurcuma longaRhizome12 g
9DaruharidraBerberis aristataStem12 g
10DevadaruCedrus deodaraRoot12 g
11VishalaCitrullus colocynthisRoot12 g
12KushtaSaussurea lappaRoot12 g
13ArkaCalotropis proceraLatex12 g
14GomayarasaCow dung water 12 g
15GomutraCow urine 168 ml
16JalaWater 336 ml
17KatutailaBrassica junceaOil768 ml

All the ingredients are mixed and boiled till total moisture is lost from the oil, filtered.

Reference and Shelf Life

 Sharangdhara Samhita Madhyamakhanda 9/148-152

Shelf life: 3 years from the date of manufacture.


Nagarjuna – Marichaadi Thailam

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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