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