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Shadbindu Thailam (Oil) - Benefits, Usage, Indications and Dosage

Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali Shirorogadhikara 49 - 51.

Shadbindu Thailam (Oil) is an Ayurvedic herbal oil used for Nasya (nasal administration). This Ayurvedic oil is useful to relieve headache, baldness and hair fall.


  • Taila - Sesame oil - Sesamum indicum - 768 ml
  • Aja Ksheera - Goat milk - 3.072 liters
  • Bhringaja - Eclipta alba - juice extract - 3.072 liters

Paste prepared from fine powders of 19 g of each of:-

  • Eranda - Castor - Ricinus communis
  • Tagara - Indian valerian (root) - Valeriana wallichi
  • Shatahva - Indian Dill - Anethum sowa
  • Jivanti - Leptadenia reticulata
  • Rasna - Pluchea lanceolata/Vanda roxburghi
  • Saindhava - Rock salt
  • Bhringa - Cinnamon - Cinnamomum zeylanicum
  • Vidanga - False black pepper - Embelia ribes
  • Yashti - Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra
  • Vishwaushadha - Ginger - Zingiber officinalis

Method of preparation

The above set of ingredients is heated till only oil remains, filtered.

How to use?

It is used for Nasya Ayurvedic treatment. 2 - 6 drops of the oil are instilled into each nostril, after massage and hot treatment to face.


  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Migraine
  • Teeth weakness
  • Improves vision and immunity
  • Prevents falling of hair
  • Sharpens the Eyesight

Side effects

  • Do not use this product for self-medication. Take only under the guidance of an Ayurvedic doctor.
  • In sensitive people, it may cause nasal irritation and excessive secretions.
  • Keep out of sight and reach of children.
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