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Eladi Thailam – Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Reference

Eladi Thailam is an Ayurvedic hair oil used for skin conditions.  This oil is formulated based on the Kerala Ayurveda principles. This oil is prepared with sesame oil base. But some companies do manufacture this in coconut oil base. Called as Eladi Keratailam, Eladi keram or Eladi coconut oil.  

Eladi Keram Uses

  • It is used in hair treatment for skin diseases like allergic dermatitis, ring worm infection, urticaria.
  • It is useful in scabies, erysipelas and cattarh.
  • It is also used to improve skin complexion and texture.
  • It is used for external application for skin detox treatment.
  • It is used in defective teeth, diseases of gums and mouth, ear ache and boils.

Effect on Dosha – Balances Vata and Kapha.

Synonyms: Eladi Tailam, Eladi coconut oil, Eladi keratailam, Eladi kerathailam, Eladi Keram

How to use

  • It is only used for external application only It is not used for internal administration.
  • For skin diseases, it is applied over the affected area and left as such for minimum half an hour, before it is washed of.
  • For skin detox and to improve skin texture and complexion, it is used as a massage oil over face, and whole body.
  • Contact to the eyes is generally avoided.
  • Excellent for application on head in chronic catarrh.

Eladi Thailam Thailam Ingredients: 

Tila taila – Oil of Sesamum indicum / coconut oil
Paste of
Ela – cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum
Sthoola Ela – Amomum subulatum
Turushka – Hydnocarpus laurifolia
Kushta – Saussurea lappa
Phalini – Callicarpa macrophylla
Mamsi – Nardostachys jatamansi
Jaladhyamaka- Coleus zeylanicus
Sprikka – Anisomeles malabarica
Choraka –  Angelica archagelica
Chochapatra – Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Tagara – Valeriana wallichii
Sthauneya – Taxus baccata
Jati- Myristica fragrans
Rasa – Commiphora myrrha
Shukti – Ostrea edulis
Vyaghranakha – Capparis sepiaria
Marahva – Cedrus deodara
Aguru- Aquilaria agallocha
Shrivasaka – Pinus longifolia
Kumkuma – Saffron – Crocus sativus
Chanda – Costus speciosus
Guggulu – Commiphora mukul
Devadhupa – Shorea robusta
Khapura – Boswellia serrata
Punnaga – Calophyllum inophyllum
Nagahva – Mesua ferrea

Eladi Thailam Thailam References: 

  • Sahasra yoga – Tailayoga Prakarana

एलायुग्म तुरुष्कर कुष्ठ फलिनि मांसी जलध्यामकम् ।
स्पृक्काचोरक चोचपत्र तगर स्थौणीय जातीरसा: ॥
शुक्तिव्याघ्रनखोमराह्वमगुरु: श्रीवासकं कुङ्कुम ।
चंडा गुग्गुलु देवधूपखपुरा: पुन्नाग नागाह्वय ॥
ऎलादिकोवात कफौ विषं च विनियच्छाति ।
वर्णप्रसादन: कण्डू पिटिका कोठनाशन: ॥

elāyugma turuṣkara kuṣṭha phalini māṃsī jaladhyāmakam |
spṛkkācoraka cocapatra tagara sthauṇīya jātīrasā: ||
śuktivyāghranakhomarāhvamaguru: śrīvāsakaṃ kuṅkuma |
caṃḍā guggulu devadhūpakhapurā: punnāga nāgāhvaya ||
ऎlādikovāta kaphau viṣaṃ ca viniyacchāti |
varṇaprasādana: kaṇḍū piṭikā koṭhanāśana: ||

  • Astanga Hridayam.

Companies that manufacture Eladi oil: 
AVN Ayurveda Formulations Pvt. Ltd, Nagarjuna, Vaidyaratnam Aushadhalaya, Kottakkal.

Dr JV Hebbar is an Ayurveda Doctor, Lecturer, From Mangalore, India. Click here to consult Dr Hebbar
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  1. Eladi thailam has tila thaila and kera thailam has coconut oil so both are not synonymous.

  2. can this oil be applied and left over night for face

  3. Is it effective for urticaria?

  4. Can this oil be used on hair

  5. Rashmi dadu says:

    How long this oil should be left in hair and how much to be applied.

  6. Manjeet Parashar says:

    Which is best for complexion :-
    Eladi,nalpamaradi or kumkumadi thailam

  7. Manjeet Parashar says:

    Which is best for complexion :-
    Eladi,nalpamaradi or kumkumadi tailam

  8. Can eladi kera thailam be useful for dandruff treatment?

  9. 9828242474 says:

    Can we apply luke warm oil as overnight application on oil may cause cold in winter season?

  10. Hi Dr
    Am Aswini,whether I can apply eladi keram daily before taking can improve complexion .

  11. Can Eladi thailam (seasme oil ) be used as a body massage oil?

  12. A 30 year old male suffers from premature greying of hair and beard associated with alopecia since 2 years he was under allopathic treatment and never got any relief so please suggest me what he can do

  13. Can eladi oil be applied over night on the hair

  14. it’s useful for penis tight foreskin

  15. Pls tell me eladhi cocunut oil freezing temperature now my room temperature is about 24deg but also oil is freezed am now in oman …no ac used now actually normal coconut oil is not freezed yet. May variation occur can occur for medicated oils or whtr its adulterated with paraffin wax pls reply

  16. Can it be useful for scrotum itch, peeling dry skin on scrotum ONLY. No other place….except on the testicles skin …..

  17. Dr…by mistake if it is administered orally…5ml. By a kid 10 yrs…will it hv a side effect…urgent

  18. Sandeep singh says:

    Dr. Is it helpful in genital parts for genital warts

  19. Sandeep singh says:

    How it (ऐलादी तैलं) can use for hair issue

  20. sushma bhosale says:

    could you please let me know eladi thailam can be used for dry skin/eczema for3 month old baby?

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Hello Madam, As it is a 3 month baby would advise not to apply Eladi taila.
      Here are a few things you can do:
      1. Do not rub the skin with harsh, rough textured towels.
      2. Avoid using harsh soaps as they remove natural oil that protects your skin.
      3. Apply a thin layer of coconut oil before finishing the bath and pat dry the skin
      4. Add a little of Kasturi Turmeric to the coconut oil for the massage.

  21. Shyam Krishnan says:

    I have heard that Eladi choorna works well for acne scars. Does eladi thaila also work as effiicient as choorna for the same? Coz oil is easier to use than the powder. Thank you!

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