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Mahanarayan Taila - Alleviates The Pain in Joints and Muscles

Mahanarayan taila is a classical herbal formulation. It is used in the treatment of vata disorders mainly in shoola (pain). This oil has been used for centuries for alleviating the pain in joints and muscles. It is a famous oil for the management of arthritis, paralysis condition, muscle stiffness, etc due to its vata pacifying properties. This Ayurvedic oil is prepared by using sesame oil as a base and processed in several effective herbs that help in reducing joint pain and inflammation. It improves the strength of the muscles and joints. It directly affects the nervous system and musculoskeletal system. The same applies as per Ayurveda that Vata governs all the movements in the body and also all the neurological coordination is due to Vata. So this oil helps in pacifying Vata dosha.


  • Bilva Moola (Aegle marmelos)
  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
  • Brihati Moola (Solanum indicum)
  • Gokhru (Tribulus terrestris)
  • Sonapatha (Oroxylum indicum)
  • Balamoola (Sida cordifolia)
  • Paribhadra (Erythrina variegata)
  • Kantkari (Solanum surattense)
  • Punarnava Mool (Boerhavia diffusa)
  • Atibala (Abutilon indicum)
  • Arnitwak (Clerodendrum multiflorum)
  • Gandh Prasarini (Paederia foetida)
  • Patlamoola (Stereospermum suaveolens)
  • Tila taila (Sesame oil)
  • Shatavari kwath (Decoction of Asparagus racemosus)
  • Go dugdha (Cow's milk)

Kalka Dravya (Herbs In Paste Form)

  • Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata)
  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
  • Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare)
  • Devdaru (Cedrus deodara)
  • Kutha (Saussurea lappa)
  • Shalparni (Desmodium gangeticum)
  • Prishniparni (Uraria picta)
  • Mashparni (Teramnus labialis)
  • Mudgaparni (Phaseolus trilobus)
  • Agaru (Aquilaria agallocha)
  • Nag Kesar (Mesua ferrea)
  • Saindhav lavan (Rock salt)
  • Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi)
  • Haldi (Curcuma longa)
  • Daruhaldi (Berberis aristata)
  • Charila (Parmelia perlata)
  • Raktachandan (Pterocarpus santalinus)
  • Pushkarmoola (Inula racemosa)
  • Choti Elachi (Elettaria cardamomum)
  • Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia)
  • Tagar (Valeriana wallichii)
  • Nagarmotha (Cyperus rotundus)
  • Tejpatra (Cinnamomum tamala)
  • Bhringraj (Eclipta alba)
  • Jeevak (Microstylis wallichii)
  • Rishyabhak (Malaxis muscifera)
  • Kakoli (Lilium polyphyllum)
  • Kshir Kakoli (Lilium polyphyllum)
  • Ridhi (Habenaria edgeworthii)
  • Vridhi (Habenaria intermedia)
  • Meda (Polygonatum cirrhifolium)
  • Mahameda (Polygonatum cirrhifolium)
  • Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  • Palash (Butea monosperma)
  • Gathivan (Leonotis nepetaefolia)
  • Punarnava Mool (Boerhavia diffusa)
  • Chorak (Angelica glauca)

Description Of The Ingredients

  • Bilva Moola - It is a wonderful herb for indigestion and inflammation. It has Laghu (Light) and ruksha (Dry) properties. Its taste is Kashay (astringent) and tikta (bitter) and its Vipaka (post digestion effect) is Katu (Pungent). It has hot potency and is useful in pacifying Vata and Kapha dosha. It is used in diarrhea, mucus mixed diarrhea, inflammation, indigestion, malabsorption syndrome, abdominal pain, etc.
  • Ashwagandha - This is an effective herb that helps in pacifying Vata dosha. Ashwagandha has laghu (light) and snigdha (unctuous) properties. It has tikta (bitter), katu (pungent), and madhur (sweet) taste. Its vipaka (post digestion effect) is madhur (sweet) and Virya (potency) is ushna (hot). This herb is used in stress, anxiety, inflammation, pain, infertility, etc. It provides strength to the body. 
  • Brihati Moola - This herb comes in one of the dashmool herbs. It is very helpful in vataj disorders. It has laghu (light), and ruksha (dry) properties. This herb has katu (pungent) and tikta (bitter) properties. Its vipaka (post digestion effect and virya (potency is katu (pungent and ushna (hot). It is useful in the treatment of fever, pains, cough, dyspnea, skin disorders, inflammation, etc. it also has blood purifying properties.
  • Gokharu - This herb has antidiuretic properties. The properties of gokhru are guru (heavy) and snigdha (unctuous). It has a madura (sweet) taste. The post digestion effect of (vipaka) gokharu is madhura (sweet) and its virya (potency) is sheeta (cold). It is used in diabetes, kidney problems, liver problems, sexual diseases, edema, etc.
  • Sonapatha - This herb is one of the dashmool herbs and is also known as Shyonak. Shyonak has light and dry properties. The taste of this herb is sweet, bitter, and astringent. The post digestion effect of sonapatha is pungent and potency is hot. This herb has Kapha and Vata pacifying properties and is used in pain, inflammation, wound healing, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, indigestion, diarrhea, etc.
  • Balamoola - The properties of this herb are light, unctuous, and pischila. The taste of this herb is madhura (sweet) and the post digestion effect is also sweet. It has cold potency and is helpful in pacifying vata and Pitta dosha. It is used in the treatment of pain, inflammation, cough, bleeding disorders, infertility, fever, indigestion, malabsorption syndrome, weakness, leucorrhea, etc.
  • Paribhadra - This ingredient has light properties and has a pungent and bitter taste. Its post digestion effect is pungent and potency is hot. It pacifies Vata and Kapha dosha. Locally it is used for skin inflammation, wounds, and ear pain. It is effective against joint inflammation, insomnia, edema, etc.
  • Kantkari - The properties of Kantakari are light, dry, and sharp. Its taste is bitter and pungent. The post digestion effect is pungent and potency is hot. It is mainly used in respiratory conditions. It pacifies Kapha and Vata dosha. It is used in the treatment of epilepsy, body ache, arthritis, indigestion, nasal problems, skin problems, etc.
  • Punarnava Mool - It is a wonderful herb for proper digestion. Its Ayurvedic properties are light and dry. Its taste is sweet, bitter, and astringent. Vipaka (post digestion effect) is sweet and Virya (potency) is hot. It is used in edema, kidney and liver problems, indigestion, heart problems, constipation, pain, etc.
  • Atibala - This is like a bala herb. Its properties are light, unctuous, and slimy. Its taste and post digestion effect is sweet. It is used in pacifying pitta dosha due to its cold potency. Locally it is used in pain and inflammation. It improves digestion by stimulating the digestive fire.
  • Arnitwak - This herb is also known as Agnimath. Its properties are Ruksha (Dry), and Laghu (Light). The taste of this herb is bitter, pungent, astringent, and sweet. Its post digestion effect and potency is pungent and hot. Due to these properties, it is helpful in pacifying Kapha and Vata dosha. It is used in diseases like inflammation, pain, indigestion, constipation, etc. it is the best herb for all skin problems.
  • Gandh Prasarini - This herb is very effective in providing relief in pain and inflammation. It has heavy properties and a bitter taste. Its post digestion effect is pungent and potency is hot. Due to this, it is helpful in pacifying Kapha and Vata dosha. It provides strength to the body. Locally it is helpful in alleviating arthritis pain.
  • Patlamoola - Laghu (light), and ruksha (dry) are the properties of this plant. Its taste is bitter, and kashay (astringent). Its vipaka means post digestion effect is pungent and virya means potency is hot. Thus it is helpful in pacifying Vata, Pitta, and Kapha dosha. The medicinal properties of this herb are anti-inflammatory, analgesic, expectorant, diuretic, aphrodisiac, antipyretic, and wound healing properties.
  • Tila Taila - This is the famous ingredient for vataj disorders because of its Vata pacifying properties like heavy, unctuous and its potency is hot. It is used for local application for pain and inflammation. It also removes dryness from the body.
  • Shatavari - This is a wonderful herb for providing strength to the body. This herb has Vata and Pitta pacifying properties. The local application of this herb is helpful in pain, headache, and muscle wasting. It is also helpful in epilepsy, fainting, acidity, pain, etc.

Benefits of Mahanarayan Oil

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Inflammation
  • Pain in joints
  • Wounds
  • Eczema
  • Back pain
  • Cervical pain
  • Stiffness in the joints
  • Muscle pain

Dosage / Usage

Apply directly on the affected side of the body.


This should be used under the doctor advice.


In today's time, many people are suffering from muscle and joint pain. This is all because of a sedentary lifestyle. In the modern way of treatment, there are some medications that have to be taken for a lifetime without any improvement. So for these conditions, Ayurveda plays a great role. Ayurvedic herbs and herbal.

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