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

Prapaundarikadi Thailam is an Ayurvedic oil. It is an herbal medicine, used mainly in the treatment of migraine, insomnia, etc. It is usually prepared in sesame oil  / Coconut oil base.

Uses, method of usage

Prapaundarikadi  oil uses:
It is used in the treatment of migraine, insomnia, anxiety,  stress, headache, grey hair.

Prapaundarikadi Thailam – 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.
This can also be used for Nasya, dose for Nasya- 2-10 drops.

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.


Prapaundarikadi Tailam ingredients:
Ikshu – Saccharum officinarum
Yahstimadhu – Licorice
Pippali – Long pepper
Chandana – Sandalwood
Kaempferia rotundus
Amla – Emblica officinalis
Sesame oil

Shelf life, 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.
It is best to avoid this oil before / while driving.

Reference, manufacturers

Reference: Sahasrayogam, Astangahridayam.

Manufacturers: Sitaram Ayurveda Pharmacy, Arya Vaidya Sala – Kottakkal

Oil Combination

Some doctors prescribe this oil in combination with Chemparuthyadi keram as a remedy for early graying of hairs.

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. 

23 thoughts on “Prapaundarikadi Thailam – Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Side Effects”

  1. sir can it reverse prematurely greyed hair..i am 20..i have around 15-20 grey dooctor gave me anutailam,abhayarishtam,punnarnavadi kashayam and this oil..he said my fat distribution is not good

  2. hi doctor,i have been using this oil,anu thailam,abhayarishtam,punnarnavadi kashayam..for my premature greying…my doctor said that my fat distribution was inappropriate…i am 20..

  3. Which is your suitable and best product to control and improve hairfall, grey hair and hair grow (common product for three of these problems)

  4. I am using this oil from past 9 months with doctorsuggestion. How much time it will take to turn white hair into black? Mine is Pitts aadhikya type body

    • Sir, The hairs which are grey cannot be turned into black. But the new grown hair will be black depending on the age factor and health of the individual.

  5. Sir I am using prapundarikadi oil for grey hair will these avoid grey hair or will make those black again ?? How effective is this oil ?

    • Sir, The grey hair won’t become black by the use of this oil. Applying this oil will prevent premature greying of hair.

      Knowing the reason of greying of hair and giving treatment for the same will subside it.

      Note: Please do consult a ayurvedic physician before taking over the counter medication. Because we all are genetically different with different constitutions and patterns, we respond to treatments in many different ways. Hence Standard Ayurvedic Treatments are always individually formulated.

  6. Hi Sir,

    The doctor had prescribed prapundarikadi for grey hair and hair fall …
    But how long i should use the oil to reduce grey hair growth ..?


  7. Sir. I’m using this oil, i apply this oil before bath but I’m using shampoo for hair wash is it k or not sir…???


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