Mahamarichyadi Tel – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Mahamarichyadi Tel is an Ayurvedic medicine. It is an herbal oil, used in the treatment of paralysis, locked jaw, itching, pruritus, vitiligo, hearing loss, tooth ache, headache etc.


Mahamarichyadi Taila Uses:
It is used in the treatment of deafness, paralysis, locked jaw, neck stiffness, dwarfism, low back ache, spondylosis, sciatica, and such other vata disorders.
It is also used in skin conditions associated with itching and discolouration such as itching, pruritus, vitiligo,

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and kapha. It may increase Pitta.

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.

Mode Of Usage

Mahamarichadi Taila   – how to use: It is used for external application, oral administration, Basti treatment (enema) etc, based on Ayurvedic doctor’s advice.

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

Oil Combinations

It is often made combinations with other oils such as Bakuchi oil (Babchi oil) for treating vitiligo Or Nalpamaradi oil for treating eczema etc.

Side Effects

It may cause excessive burning sensation.
This medicine should only be used under medical supervision.
Pregnant ladies, Lactating mothers and children should avoid this oil.


Mahamarichyadi Oil ingredients, how to make:
Paste prepared from 48 g each of
Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum
Trivrit – Operculina turpethum
Danti – Baliospermum montanum
Arushkara – Purified Marking Nut – Fruit – Semecarpus anacardium
Gomayarasa – Cow dung water
Devadaru – Himalayan cedar (bark) – Cedrus deodara
Haridra – Turmeric rhizome – Curcuma longa
Daru Haridra – Tree Turmeric (stem) – Berberis aristata
Mamsi – Nardostachys jatamansi
Kushta – Saussurea lappa
Chandana – Sandalwood – Santalum album
Vishala – Citrullus colocynthis
Karavira – Nerium odorum
Shuddha Haratala – Purified and processed Orpiment (Arsenic tri sulphide)
Manashila – Purified and processed Realgar (Arsenic di sulphide)
Chitraka – Lead Wort (root) – Plumbago zeylanica
Langali – Gloriosa superba
Vidanga – False black pepper – Embelia ribes
Chakramarda – Cassia tora
Shirisha – Albizia lebbeck
Kutaja – Connessi Bark – Holarrhena antidysenterica
Nimba – Neem – Azadirachta indica
Saptaparna – Dita (bark) – Alstonia scholaris
Amruta – Indian Tinospora (stem) – Tinospora cordifolia
Snuhi – Euphorbia neriifolia L.
Shampaka – Cassia fistula
Naktamala – Pongamia pinnata
Khadira – Black Catechu (heart wood extract) – Acacia catechu
Pippali – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum
Vacha – Acorus calamus
Jyotishmati – Celsastrus paniculata
Visha – Aconitum ferox – 96 g
Katu taila – Mustard oil – 3.072 liters
Gomutra – Cow urine – 12 liters

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

Reference and Shelf Life

Reference: Yogaratnakara Vatarakta Adhikara 702,  AFI Vol. II 8:8
Shelf life: 3 years from the date of manufacture.

Mahamarichyadi taila is also used as ingredient in many anti fungal ointments and creams such as
Cutis cream – used in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis, intertigo, dermatitis.
Dermafex soap – manufactured by Ban Labs Ltd.

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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