Dhanwantharam Thailam (Oil)
Reference: Sahasrayogam, Taila Yoga Prakarana 1, Ashtanga Hridayam.
Dhanwantharam Thailam (Oil) is an Ayurvedic oil. It is used to treat the Vata diseases such as Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, spondylitis, headache and neuro-muscular conditions. This oil is based on Kerala Ayurveda practice.
- Balamoola – Sida cordifolia – 4.608 kg
- Water for decoction – 36.864 liters, boiled and reduced to 4.608 liters
- Cow milk – 4.608 liters
768 grams of total of:-
- Barley – Hordeum vulgare
- Kola – Zyziphus jujuba
- Kulattha – Horse gram – Dolichos biflorus
- Dashamoola – group of ten roots
- Bilva – Aegle marmelos
- Agnimantha – Premna mucronata
- Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum
- Patala – Stereospermum suaveolens
- Gambhari – Gmelina arborea
- Brihati – Solanum indicum
- Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum
- Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris
- Shalaparni – Desmodium gangeticum
- Prishnaparni – Uraria picta
- Water for decoction – 6.144 liters, boiled and reduced to 768 ml.
- Taila – Oil of Sesamum indicum
Paste made of 6 grams of each of:-
- Meda – Polygonatum cirrhifolium
- Mahameda – Polygonatum verticillatum
- Daru – Cedrus deodara
- Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia
- Kakoli – Fritillaria roylei
- Ksheera kakoli – Lilium polyphyllum
- Chandana – Pterocarpus santalinus
- Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus
- Kushta – Saussurea lappa
- Tagara – Valeriana wallichi
- Jeevaka – Malaxis acuminata
- Rishabhaka – Manilkara hexandra
- Saindhava Lavana – Rock salt
- Kalanusari – Valeriana wallichi
- Shaileya – Convolvulus pluricaulis
- Vacha – Acorus calamus
- Agaru – Aquilaria agallocha
- Punarnava – Boerhaavia diffusa
- Ashwagandha – Withania somnifera
- Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus
- Ksheera shukla – Ipomoea mauritiana
- Yashti – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra
- Haritaki – Terminalia chebula
- Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellirica
- Amla – Emblica officinalis
- Shatahva – Asparagus
- Mashaparni – Teramnus labialis
- Mudgaparni – Phaseolus trilobus
- Ela – Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum
- Twak – Cinnamon – Cinnamomum camphora
- Patra – Cinnamomum tamala
Method of Preparation
This oil is prepared with Avartana process called as Dhanvantara Taila Avartana, in which the oil making is repeated for 101 times.
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Neck pain
- Back ache due to spondylitis,
- Facial palsy
How to Use?
It is used for massage.
Dose for oral intake:-
5-20 drops once or twice a day, before food, with warm water or warm milk, as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
For external use:-
- This oil is used for massage for ladies, after delivery, to improve body strength.
- It is also used as massage oil for babies.
- No side effects are known with this oil, on external administration.
- Oral administration should be done only under medical supervision.