Uses, Benefits & Side Effects Of Kottamchukkadi Thailam / Oil

Medical Reviewer: Dr Surabhi Rawat

Kottamchakkadi Thailam / Oil is named after its main ingredient Kottam (Saussurea Lappa) which has a strong anti-inflammatory effect. This Ayurvedic oil preparation is taken from the text Sahasrayogam which is a popular book on keraliya ayurvedic treatment.

Uses and Benefits of Kottamchukkadi Thailam

Kottamchakkadi thailam is used for treated all kinds of vata disorders like muscular pain, arthritis, neuromuscular pains, spondylitis, sciatica, inflammations, Myalgia, sprains in neck and ankles, tennis elbow. It also relieves numbness, stiffness and limited mobility in the joints.

It is an excellent remedy for arthritis pain of all kinds. It can be applied to swollen and inflamed muscles and joints to relieve pain. It is also used externally in the treatment procedures like Abhyangam, Pichu, Dhara, and Kativasti which yields significant results. It gives great benefit in radiating lower back pain and also a throbbing pain in lower limbs and joints.


21 grams of each of

Kottam – Saussurea lappa

Tila taila – Oil of Sesamum Indicum – (sesame oil) 768 ml

Shigru – Moringa Oliefera

Chukku – Ginger – Zingiber Officinalis

Vayambu – Acorus calamus

Lashuna – Garlic – Allium Sativum

Karotti – Capparis Sepiaria

Devadruma / Devadaru – Cedrus Deodara

Siddartha – Mustard – Brassica juncea

Suvaha – Rasna – Pluchea Lanceolata

Dadhi – Curds – 768 ml

Chincha rasa – Tamarind juice

The common names of the ingredients are mentioned here for ease of understanding: Kottam, Sesame Oil, Ginger, Garlic, Mustard, Curd, Tamarind Juice, Deodar Tree Oil, Suvaha (Indian Camphorweed: Especially helpful in preventing the swellings of joint in arthritis, rheumatism and neurological diseases), Karotti (Hainsa), Moringa (Drumstick).

There is also a similar preparation called Kottamchukkadi Choornam which is also used for arthritis and joint pains, but it is in powdered form plus some of its ingredients also differ.

Side Effects

There are no known side effects of this preparation since it is used only topically. Oral use is not prescribed.

For Kottamchukkadi Choornam, it must be avoided on open wounds and red inflamed joints.

Expiry date

3 years from the date of manufacture. It is recommended to use within a year after opening the bottle seal.


Kerala Ayurveda, Vaidyaratnam, Arya Vaidya Sala Kottakkal.

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