Nagarjuna Psoria Oil Benefits For Psoriasis & Side Effects

Psoria oil is manufactured by Nagarjuna Ayurvedic group, Kerala. It is prepared using Wrightia tinctoria (which is also known as Shweta Khutaja in Sanskrit) leaves and Cocos nucifera oil both have medicinal properties and are used to treat many skin diseases and fungal infections. It is most commonly used in the treatment of Psoriasis.

Indications for this oil are:

  • All types of Psoriasis
  • First Degree burns
  • Hair Loss
  • Dandruff
  • Fungal Skin Infections
  • Ichthyosis
  • Candida Infections
  • Dry Skin

Wrightia tinctoria leaves medicinal properties

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-dandruff
  • Tonic
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Astringent
  • Anthelmintic
  • Anti-diabetic

Shweta Kutaja leaves contain following phytochemicals

  • Cycloartenone
  • Cycloeucalenol
  • Wrightial-triterpenoid
  • Beta-amyrin
  • Beta-sitosterol

Cocos Nucifera medicinal properties

  • Anti microbial
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Anti-inflammation
  • Anti-fungal
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-diabetic

Coconut contains Lauric, Caprylic & Capric acid. All three of these are extremely beneficial for skin diseases. The caprylic acid is especially helpful in improving skin appearance and fighting infections like Candida due to its anti fungal properties. It is also anti bacterial in nature and is useful in yeast infections, ringworms and nail fungus. Capric acid also has strong  antiviral and antimicrobial properties which makes it helpful in fighting bacteria, viruses and yeast Candida albicans.

Nagarjuna Psoria Oil Ingredients

100 ml of Psoria oil is prepared out of

1. Wrightia tinctoria leaves (Hayamaraka Pathram) – 250 grams

2. Cocos nucifera oil (Kerajam) – 100 ml

Wrightia tinctoria leaves: Pala indigo plant or dyer’s oleander. It is a tridosha balancing herb and It is widely used in Indian system of medicine such as Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani for treatment of various ailments.


Cocos nucifera oil: Commonly known as Coconut Oil. It is used as a base for a number of Ayurvedic herbal medicines.

Nagarjuna Psoria Oil Benefits


Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition (immune system mistakenly attacks your body) that causes rapid build up of skin cells causing scaling on the skin’s surface. It is a skin disorder that causes the skin cells to multiply ten times faster as compared to the normal rate which results in bumpy red patches all over the skin with white scales.

It commonly starts below the knees or elbows, in the scalp or back of the ears but can grow anywhere on the body. Psoriasis is a disease that can be transmitted from one person to another.

Wrightia Tinctoria has Anti-inflammation, Anti-fungal, Antibacterial properties that treat psoriasis and combined with Cocos nucifera it is widely used as a remedy for psoriasis. External application of the oil reduces the multiplication of keratinocytes (primary cell found in the epidermis).

Most of the skin diseases are a result of imbalance in the doshas, Shweta Kutaja is very useful in pacifying the dosha and thus help get rid of psoriasis.

Skin Infection

Coconut oil used in Psoria oil is very beneficial to treat skin infections as it has antibacterial, anti fungal and anti microbial properties.

It also contains Lauric acid, Capric acid that disrupts the bacterial, fungal and viral cell membranes leading to cell death. Wrightia Tinctoria has anti fungal property that helps in the treatment of dermatophytosis a fungal infection on the skin. It typically results in red, itchy circular rash. Studies show that Wrightia Tinctoria has promising effect on dermatophytic and non-dermatophytic fungi. Psoria oil is a combination of both and so can be very effect for treatment of various skin related infections.

Hair Loss

Nagarjuna Psoria oil is very effective to prevent hair loss. Cocos nucifera in the psoria oil helps with hair loss. It has the fatty acid that binds with the natural protein in the hair and protects it from breakage and helps the hair grow. It also contains lauric acid which is very beneficial for hair.

Cocos nucifera is like a sebum that coats hair roots to protect them from the damage. It penetrates the hair shaft and protects the hair against environmental pollutants and excessive heat. Its antibacterial and antifungal properties help protect the scalp and hair from any bacterial problems that affects the hair growth adversely and provide the needed nourishment to the hair as well as the scalp.

It also works as a natural conditioner that keeps hair soft and shiny. Wrightia tinctoria leaves have good effects on pacifying the doshas so hair loss due to dosha imbalance can be treated. It also has anti-inflammatory and antidandruff properties that help with hair growth.

Massaging psoria oil regularly improves blood circulation and provides the nutrients that nourish the hair follicles which lead to permanent results.


Dandruff is a skin condition that leads to development of skin flakes on the scalp. It is the white, greasy flakes of dead skin on the scalp that causes inching and mild inflammation. It a common condition seen in both men and women.

Wrightia tinctoria leaves used in psoria oil helps treat dandruff to a great extent due to  anti dandruff and anti-inflammatory properties. It is very effective and a commonly used ingredient in hair oils.

Cocos nucifera is rich in various nutrients such as Vitamin E, Vitamin K, and Iron that helps keeping the hair soft and shiny. It has antifungal and microbial properties which help with the infections. It is like a sebum that keeps the scalp from drying out.

The main cause of dandruff is a single celled microbe called Malassezia Globosa that exists on everyone’s scalp. Using the oil can help decrease the organisms on the scalp and help get rid of the dandruff. Both the ingredients moisturise the scalp and reduce the inflammation, dryness, redness and pain due to the itching.


Wrightia Tinctoria has antioxidant properties that slow the damage to cells due to free radicals and unstable molecules that the body produces as a reaction to environmental and other pressure. These free radicals can lead to serious diseases such as cancer and heart diseases.

Cocos Nucifera is rich in anti-oxidant that prevents the skin from exposure to free radicals and prevents premature aging. It also pulls out the toxins from the body and reduces the severity of skin diseases which leads to improved texture of the skin. Using the oil will have great effects for the skin.

How to use Nagarjuna Psoria Oil?

1. Use lukewarm water to clean the affected area.

2. Apply oil on the affected area.

3. Avoid overuse. Follow the dose as per prescription.

4. In case of allergic reactions immediately consult your doctor.

5. It is recommended to have a patch test before using the product.

Dosage Information

External: Apply on affected area 40-60 minutes before bathing. Avoid using soap while bathing.

Internal: 5ml on empty stomach with 30 ml of hot water twice daily or as directed by the physician.

According to Ayurvedic principles it is best to apply the psoria oil before steam therapy.

For best results use daily for at least 1-2 months.

Other Similar Ayurvedic Preparations:

Another Similar preparation found in south India is 777 Oil which contains similar ingredients. This is a classical siddha preparation.

A similar preparation showing good results is Raz Oil by Nirogam Ayurveda.

Buying Availability

Psoria oil is easily available on amazon here

Nagarjuna Psoria Oil Side Effects And Precautions

No known side effect has been encountered.


1. Over-dosage may cause mild gastric irritation and indigestion.

2. Keep out of reach of children.

3. Store the oil in a cool dry place.

4. Pregnancy: If you have been using the oil before pregnancy without any allergic reactions you can safely use the oil during pregnancy. If you wish to start using the oil during pregnancy and have not used it anytime in past you should either consult a doctor or completely avoid using the oil as it can causes skin allergies in some rare cases.

5. Lactation: It is safe during lactation period, however to be extra sure consult your doctor.

Referenced Studies & Articles


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