Kunthalakanthi Thailam: Benefits, Ingredients, Side Effects

Kunthalakanthi Thailam is an Ayurvedic medicine manufactured by Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal. This is an excellent hair oil, prevents hair loss and greying of hair. 


Uses of Kunthalakanthi Tailam:
This oil is a herbal hair rejuvenation which can be used daily to prevent hair loss and greying of hair. It is also helpful to keep dandruff in check. Cools the head and eyes.
No scents are used as in other hair oils, and is harmless even if used liberally for better results. Encourages dense growth of hair. Has a sweet fragrance.


Ingredients of Kunthalakanthi Tailam:
Amalaki (Embelica officinale)
Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica)
Bringaraja (Eclipta alba)
Ushira (Vetiveria zizanoides)
Musta (Cyperus rotendus) – improves lactation, relieves fever, burning sensation, excessive thirst. Commonly known as nut grass, it is also used in treating diarrhea, dyspepsia, herpes and more.
Neeli (Indigofera tinctoria) – Indigo or Indigofera tinctoria is used for the treatment of fever, liver and spleen disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, grey hairs etc.
Tila taila – sesame oil
Narikela taila – coconut oil


Direction for use

Direction for use of Kuntalakanti Tailam:
Apply oil on the head by rubbing it in to the scalp with the fingers. Let it stay on the head for 1 hour before taking bath. Do this at least twice a week.
This oil can also be used for daily application.

How to wash off the hair oil?
Wait for at least 30 minutes before washing hair. Longer the delay, better (except for very oily hairs). It is best to use herbal hair wash powders to wash off the hair oil. One or two rounds of wash with hair wash powder will get rid off oil from hair. It is very fine, even if some amount of oiliness remains on the hair.
Traditional treatises mention cold water to wash hair and face. (Reference: Ashtanga Sangraha, Sutrasthana, Dinacharya chapter). But to wash oily hair, lukewarm water can also be used. Avoid very hot water for hair wash.

Shelf life, package

Shelf life of Kunthalakanthi Tailam: 3 years from the date of manufacture.

Presentation: Bottle of 200 ml.

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. 

Read related: Ayurvedic hair care principles

kunthalakanthi coconut oil is the same oil as above, with coconut oil base. Useful for people living in warmer climate.

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57 thoughts on “Kunthalakanthi Thailam: Benefits, Ingredients, Side Effects”

    • No madam, If you wish to improve the quality of hair, to promote hair growth, to prevent early grey hairs, and split hairs, etc, it is better to apply hair oil at night and take warm water head bath on the next day morning.

      Leaving the Hair oil on the day, is not desirable because, the oil may attract dust over the hairs, when you go out in Sun.

  1. Hello Doctor, your website having many good articles. I would say, it is one of the best. One small question please. Is this oil good for hair regrowth? I dont want to use hair oil which contains dhatura or Anjana (Lead sulphate) or any other toxic substance, even in minute quantity. So, please suggest me best hair regrowth oil as per my needs (Total safe)? Thanks! 🙂

  2. Am facing Dandruff as well as hair fall since 3 years .Recently i got this product from your AVP branch. After applying 5 days contentiously am happy to see my dandruff gone but still am facing hair fall how to stop hair fall and how to regrow my hair.plz advice me

  3. I am using the mix of kundhalangadi and kayyunniyadhi thailam for the last 2 years. But still i m facing hair loss. Please advise me for this.
    Is it effective when i mix kayyunniyadhi ,kundhalangadi and neelabringadhi.

  4. Hello doctor my friend has adviced me to use kuntalakathi taliam and nilibringadi keratailam mixing together n apply at nyt n wash in the morning . Whether can we mix both oil n apply or only one oil is enough ? Thank u .

  5. Sir,
    Can we use this oil with Ayyapala kerathailam thailam to improve hair growth and dandruff check?
    I read both thailam are based on different base.

  6. Hello Doctor:

    Which is a better oil to stop balding and regrow hair in the balded regions? Neelabhrigadi Oil or Kunthali Kanti oil or any other oil or a mixture.

  7. Hi sir is it possible to regrow the hair on front site of scalp(hair line) if possible please tell me which oil will help to grow back all my hair back

  8. Sir my hair end is falling.. and hair is very thin.. Before few years hair was thick.. i am just 24 yrs.. i am consult a ayurveda doctor before one month..She is suggested lohasindhooram annabedhi tablets agasthya rasayanam
    and kunthalakanthi thailam also.. Kunthalakanthi thailam better for me..?? Is it good for hair thickness??

  9. Recently i heard about kundhalakanthi, iam 24 years female i have a severe hairfall and dabdruff issue. Which oil will be better for that..can u suggest me sir

  10. Hi doctor may i know the difference between kunthalakanthi thailam and kunthalakanthi coconut oil which one i need to use for hair regrowth.

  11. Hi doctor
    I am just 21 yr girl for the past 3 years from thick hair it becomes very thin so I did simple haircut .Can you just suggest some medicine or oil for thickening of hair growth and hair loss problem

  12. Hi doctor,
    I need a clarification .whats the between kunthalakanthi and kerala ayurveda kesini oil.Why 2 different oil for the same problem i.e hair fall and hair regrowth (thick hair) for the same age group(24 years)?

  13. I am looking for hair regrowth, which means the roots are closed and looking for oil without chemicals to reopen the closed roots. Need your suggestion in detail. Thanks in advance.

  14. Even after applying kunthalakanthi taila oil,i experience severe hair fall..i have been applying this for the past 1 and a half months,but i could not find any result…hair fall is still there and it has not got reduced..what should i do now?

  15. Hi sir
    My daughter is having aleopecia areata for one year,She is 4 and she have bald patches on her hair and I took her to ayruveda and give her oil and capsule the oil are pamantakatailam & kuntalakanti & malathyadi three of these oil mix together equal everyday I make for her and wash her hair but her hair becoming worst falling alot and the patches becoming big.pz help me

  16. Hi doctor,
    I am 45 year’s old. I would like to know which oil is suitable for people who suffer from cold, cough and allergy- like symptoms frequently.

  17. Hi dr
    Since two months I’m using kuntalakanti tailam my hairfall worsens what’s the reason ? Do I continue this oil . Thankyou

  18. Hi doctor.. is this oil meant to be used only on hair? I’m confused as it says, promotes darkening of hair and improves complexion.. how can that be?

  19. Hello dr,I’m 39 yr female with loss of hair especially front part.Alopathy dr s suggest use of minidoxil which has not helped me.my kind request to u is to please suggest an hair oil.

  20. Hii doctor
    Whether kunthalakanthi coconut oil is better to stop balding and it would help to regrowth hair in the bladed regions ????


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