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Bala Ashwagandha Lakshadi Thailam (Oil)

Reference: Sahasrayogam – Tailayoga Prakarana – 13


This oil is also known as Ashwagandha Bala Lakshadi Thailam. It is an Ayurvedic oil, used to treat fever, weakness of muscles, bones and joints etc. It is for the external application. It Balances Vata and Pitta doshas in body.


768 g of coarse powder of each of:-

  • Bala – Sida cordifolia
  • Ashwagandha – Withania somnifera
  • Laksha – Laccifer lacca
  • Water for decoction – 12.288 liters, boiled and reduced to 3.072 liters
  • Taila – Oil of Sesamum indicum – 768 ml
  • Mastu – Supernatant liquid of curd – 3.072 liters

12 g of fine powder of each of following, made together as paste:-

  • 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 agallocha
  • Suradruma – Cedrus deodara
  • Haridra – Turmeric Rhizome – Curcuma Longa
  • Kumuda – Nymphaea stellata
  • Kaunti – Vitex agnus
  • Shatahva – Anethum sowa
  • Padmakesara – Nelumbium speciosum

Method of Preparation

Laksha is powdered well and placed in a vessel. Hot water is poured and stirred well. When the water becomes red it is strained and used. It is added to til oil along with other ingredients and oil is prepared by oil paak method.

How to use?

It is used for external application, in Ayurvedic treatment like massage, dhara etc.


  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Emaciation
  • Muscle wasting
  • Lack of strength in joints, muscles and bones.
  • Arthritis
  • Neuralgia
  • Paralysis
  • Insanity
  • Strengthens muscle
  • Improves quality of blood
  • Catarrh

Side Effects

  • There are no recorded side effects of this medicine for external application.
  • Keep out of sight and reach of children.
Note:- This is pure classical Ayurvedic medicine and should be strictly consumed only after prescription of an Ayurvedic doctor and to be taken under medical supervision only.
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