Baladhatryadi Thailam (Oil)

Reference: Sahasrayogam – Tailayoga Prakarana – 57

Introduction

Baladhatryadi Thailam is an Ayurvedic oil, which balances the vata and pitta doshas in the body. It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of eye disorders, headache, and burning sensation in the eyes, head, gout and arthritis. It is used for external application and oral intake.

Ingredients

  • Bala – Sida cordifolia – 251.2 g
  • Dhatri – Amla – Emblica officinalis / Phyllanthus emblica – 251.2 g
  • Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia – 125.6 g
  • Usheera – Vetiveria zizanioides – 62.8 g
  • Hrivera – Pavonia odorata – 31.4 g
  • Chandana – Red Sandalwood – Pterocarpus santalinus – 15.7 g
  • Yashti – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra – 15.7 g
  • Bakula – Mimusops elengi – 15.7 g
  • Water for decoction – 12.288 liters, boiled and reduced to 3.072 liters

Paste prepared from fine powders of 1.92 g of each of:-

  • Madhuka – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra
  • Rakta Chandana – Red Sandalwood – Pterocarpus santalinus
  • Chandana – Sandalwood – Santalum album
  • Kushta – Saussurea lappa
  • Utpala – Nymphaea stellata
  • Nagarmotha – Cyperus rotundus
  • Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus
  • Twak – Cinnamon – Cinnamomum zeylanicum
  • Ela – Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum
  • Patra – Cinnamomum tamala
  • Jatiphala – Nutmeg – Myristica fragrans
  • Takkola – Piper cubeba
  • Karpoora – Camphor – Cinnamomum camphora
  • Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus
  • Jivaka – Malaxis acuminata / Microstylis wallichii
  • Rishabhaka – Manilkara hexandra  / Mimusoops hexandra
  • Meda – Polygonatum cirrhifolium
  • Mrudveeka – Dry grapes (Raisins) – Vitis vinifera
  • Kumkuma – Saffron – Crocus sativus
  • lamajjaka – Andropogon iwarancusa
  • Shaluka – Nelumbium speciosum
  • Shati – Hedychium spicatum
  • Chandana – Sandalwood – Santalum album
  • Pushkara – Inula racemosa
  • Nagapushpa – Mesua ferrea
  • Nakha – Capparis zeylanica
  • Sprikka – Delphinium zalil
  • Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia
  • Katuki – Picrorhiza kurroa
  • Anjana – Aqueous extract of Berberis aristata
  • Sarala – Pinus roxburghi
  • Daru – Cedrus deodara
  • Champaka – Michelia champaca
  • Mriganabhi – Musk
  • Madhuka – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra
  • Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum
  • Triphala – Terminalia chebula (Haritaki), Terminalia bellirica (Vibhitaki) & Phyllanthus emblica (Amla)
  • Phalini – Callicarpa macrophylla
  • Mishi – Anethum sowa / Peucedanum graveolens
  • Musta – Cyperus rotundus
  • Agaru – Aquilaria agallocha
  • Mamsi – Nardostachys jatamansi
  • Tagara – Valeriana wallichi
  • Padmakeshara – Nelumbium speciosum
  • Ksheera – Cow milk – 3.072 liters
  • Amalaki - Indian Gooseberry - Emblica officinalis / Phyllanthus emblica – Juice extract – 3.072 liters
  • Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus – Juice extract – 3.072 liters
  • Til taila – Oil of Sesamum indicum – 768 liters

Method of Preparation

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

Indications

  • Headache
  • Burning sensation in body
  • Emaciation
  • Eye disorders
  • Strengthens muscle
  • Improves quality of blood

How to Use?

  • It is used for external application.
  • Orally, it is given in a dose of – 3 – 6 ml, twice a day, before food, with warm milk or warm water or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
  • It is also used in Nasya Ayurvedic treatment (Nasal instillation of drops of the oil).

Side Effects

  • Overdose of oral intake may result in indigestion.
  • Nasal instillation should only be done only under advice of doctor.
  • Keep out of sight and reach of children.
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