Balaswangandhadi Thailam or Oil is an ayurvedic preparation used for increasing muscle strength and tone the nerves. It treats the weakness of muscles, ligaments, joints, and bones. It is made on the principles of Kerala Ayurveda. It is also known as Ashwagandha Bala Lakshadi thailam named after its dominant constitution of Ashwagandha, Bala, and Lakshadi.
Uses and Benefits of Balaswangandhadi Thailam
- Useful in treatment of weakness and low strength in muscles, ligaments, joints, and bones.
- Useful in treating all vata related diseases and body pains. It is especially helpful in rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica pain, muscular dystrophy, brachial plexus injury, spondylitis of all kinds, paralysis. Also useful in curing hernia to some extent with the support of other medicines.
- Useful in treating frequent headaches, fevers, emaciation (abnormal skinniness or weakness) and debilitating illnesses.
- Useful in curing neurological disorders like paralysis, neuralgia, wasting, psychic disorders.
- Useful in curing bronchial complaints, cough, and cold.
Uses In Ayurveda:
It is used in ayurvedic procedures Anuvasana Basti which is also known as an ayurvedic enema. It is also used for ayurvedic massages like Dhara. It is used only for external application on the body. Lightly heated oil is applied on all over the body or the affected area.
Balaswagandhadi Tailam ingredients:
768 g of coarse powder of each of
Bala – Sida Cordifolia
Laksha – Laccifer lacca
Ashwagandha – Withania somnifera
Water for decoction – 12.288 litres. Water is boiled till it is reduced to 1/4th (In Ayurveda, water itself is considered potent medicine when boiled and reduced to 1/4th)
Taila – Sesame Oil / Oil of Sesamum indicum – 768 ml
Mastu – Supernatant liquid of curds – 3.072 litres
12 g of fine powder of each turned into paste form:
Rasna- Pluchea lanceolata
Chandana – Red Sandalwood – Pterocarpus santalinus
Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia
Durva – Cynodon dactylon
Madhuka – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra
Choraka – Angelica glauca
Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus
Usheera – Vetiveria zizanioides
Jalada – Cyperus rotundus
Kushta – Saussurea lappa
Agaru – Aquilaria agalloch
Suradruma / Devdaru – Cedrus deodara
Haridra – Turmeric Rhizome – Curcuma Longa
Kumuda – Nymphaea stellata
Kaunti – Vitex agnus-castus
Shatahva – Anethum Sowa
Padmakesara – Nelumbium Speciosum
Balaswagandhadi Tailam Side Effects
There are no known side effects of using this oil. It must, however, be kept in a shady area away from sunlight.
3 Years from the date of manufacture. It is better to use it within a year after opening the bottle for better effects.
Where to Buy?
There are multiple manufacturers making this oil but mainly two are most popular. Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala, AVP, Vaidyaratnam, Kerala Ayurveda. Before buying it though, you must know that it is also available in the name of Balaswagandhadi Kuzhampu which again means the same thing, but it contains castor oil and ghee in addition to sesame oil as a base as the combination increases vata pacifying qualities.