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Karappan Thailam – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Karappan Thailam is an Ayurvedic oil. It is an herbal medicine, used mainly in the treatment of skin disorders. It is prepared in sesame oil / coconut oil base.  

Uses, method of usage

Karappan Thailam uses:
It is very effective in dermatitis, allergic skin conditions with itching.

Karappan coconut Oil – how to use?
It is used for external application only. The affected skin area is applied with this oil, left as it is for 10 – 15 minutes, then washed with luke warm water. This oil is also advised to apply before bath.

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.


Karappan Thailam ingredients:
Neem bark
Karpasa – Cotton – Gossypium arboreum
Haritaki – Terminalia chebula
Amalaki – Emblica officinalis
Patola – Trichosanthes dioica
Paranthi – Ixora coccinea (root)
Katuki – Picrorrhiza kurroa
Durva – Cynodon dactylon (Linn.) Pers.
Coconut oil /Sesame oil

Shelf life and side effects

Shelf life – 3 years from the date of manufacture.

Side effects: There are no known side effects with this medicine on external application.

Reference, manufacturer

Reference: Arogya Kalpa Drumam

Manufacturers: , Bipha drugs, Chirlaks enterprises, Nagarjuna – Karappan Thailam (Kera 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. 

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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