Reference: Ashtanga Hridayam Chikitsa Sthana 29/72-80

Introduction

Bala Thailam is an Ayurvedic oil used to cure the vata diseases. It is used in the treatment of various problems like vomiting, cough, cold, asthma, wound, emaciation etc. This thailam balances Vata doshas in body. The oil can be used both internally and externally.

Ingredients

  • Bala - Sida cordifolia - 4.8 kg
  • Chinnaruha - Tinospora cordifolia - 1.2 kg
  • Rasna - Pluchea lanceolata - 600 g
  • Water for decoction - 12. 0 liters, boiled and reduced to 3.072 liters
  • Mastu - Supernatant liquid of curds - 3.072 liters
  • Ikshurasa - Sugarcane - Saccharum officinarum - 3.072 liters
  • Shukta - Fermented gruel - 3.072 liters
  • Taila - Oil of Sesamum indicum - 3.072 liters
  • Ajaksheera - Goat milk - 1.536 liters

Paste made from 48 g of fine powders of each of:-

  • Shati - Hedychium spicatum
  • Sarala - Pinus roxburghii
  • Daru - Cedrus deodara
  • Ela - Cardamom - Elettaria cardamomum
  • Manjishta - Rubia cordifolia
  • Agaru - Aquilaria agallocha
  • Chandana - Sandalwood - Santalum album
  • Padmaka - Prunus puddum
  • Atibala - Abutilon indicum
  • Musta - Cyperus rotundus
  • Mudgaparni - Phaseolus trilobus
  • Mashaparni - Teramnus labialis
  • Harenu - Vitex negundo
  • Yashti - Licorice - Glycyrrhiza glabra
  • Surasa - Holy Basil - Ocimum sanctum
  • Vyaghranakha - Capparis zeylanica
  • Rishabhaka - Manilkara hexandra
  • Jivaka - Malaxis acuminata
  • Palasha - Butea monosperma
  • Kasturi - Musk
  • Neelika - Indigofera tinctorea
  • Jati - Nutmeg - Myristica fragrans
  • Sprikka - Delphinium zalil
  • Kumkuma - Saffron - Crocus sativus
  • Shaileya - Parmelia perlata
  • Jatiphala - Nutmeg - Myristica fragrans
  • Katphala - Myrica nagi
  • Ambu - Pavonia odorata
  • Twak - Cinnamon - Cinnamomum zeylanicum
  • Kunduru - Boswellia serrata
  • Karpoora - Camphor - Cinnamomum camphora
  • Turushka - Hyoscyamus niger
  • Shrinivasaka - Pinus roxburghi
  • Lavanga - Clove - Syzigium aromaticum
  • Nakha - Capparis zeylanica
  • Kankola - Piper cubeba
  • Kushta - Saussurea lappa
  • Mamsi - Nardostachys jatamansi
  • Priyangu - Callicarpa macrophylla
  • Sthauneya - Clerodendrum infortunatum
  • Tagara - Valeriana wallichi
  • Dhyama - Anogeissus latifolia
  • Vacha - Acorus calamus
  • Madanaka - Randia spinosa
  • Plava - Cyperus bulbosus
  • Nagakeshara - Mesua ferrea

Effects on tridosha: It balances vata dosha in body.

Method of Preparation

All ingredients are added to til oil and goat milk and oil is prepared by oil paak method.

How to Use?

Internally it is given in dose of 3-6 ml, once or twice a day, before food, with warm water or warm milk, or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor. You can also use externally for nasya, snehavasti and shirovasti.

Indications

  • Cough
  • Cold
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Wound
  • Emaciation
  • Spleen diseases
  • Epilepsy
  • Asthma

Side Effects

  • Over dosage of this medicine may cause vomiting and indigestion.
  • Avoid cool food items after taking it orally.
  • People with high BP and cholesterol should take this medicine with special care.
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