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.

Eladi tailam as baby massage oil –
Eladi oil or Nalpamaradi oil are good for babies to improve skin complexion.
Before starting to use it daily, Apply a few drops of eladi oil over arm area of the baby and watch for 5 minutes for any allergic reactions such as red rashes, itching, burning sensation etc. if there are any allergic symptoms, it is best to avoid it. If there are no such symptoms, it is good to continue that product. This rule applies to all herbal oils for massage for babies.

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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 bath.it 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!

  22. sangeetha says:

    Hi I do have a skin problem I had tried one cream called skinlite to get fair skin early stage it was gud bt after a month my skin became so dark and have got pimples…please someone suggest wat to do

  23. Manokaran says:

    Sir my neck area black color

  24. Shamjad says:

    Will it improve the colour of babies? (Nalpamaradi/ eladi)

    • Namaste Madam, Nalpamaradi and Kumkumadi Taila combination.

      100 ml of Nalpamaradi oil, mix it with 10 ml of Kumkumadi oil. First, as a trial, apply only 3 drops of the oil over forearm. Mark the area and watch for any allergic reaction. If there is allergic reaction (red patches, itchiness), then consult a doctor immediately. If there is no allergic reaction, you can use it for massage. Take around 2-3 teaspoons of it, apply to whole body, leave it for 15 minutes, wash off with lukewarm water. Do it once or twice a week.

  25. Is eladi kera Thailam good for oily skin especially on face? Please advice.

  26. Sir i came to know that eladi kera oil will works for tight fore skin of penis is it correct ????

    • If the foreskin opening is very narrow, so much so that it bleeds or pains everytime, then you may need surgery to correct it.

      Daily, 10 minutes before bath, apply this oil to the tip of the penis and try to revert the skin back very slowly.
      Do not try to force it. Just stretch it till you can tolerate the pain. Do it for 1 month continuously. The foreskin opening should increase at least by 20 %.

  27. Sir, is eladi thailam is good for dry eczema in pregnant ladies( 3 rd trimester) how long it will take to cure eczema)3

  28. Hello Dr,Is eladi Thailam used as massage oil for 4 month Baby?is it improve babies complexion ?can u tell any good massage oil to improve complexion for my baby

  29. Hi,will Eladi thailam improves skin complextion for babies?Can we apply for 1yr old baby.which is best oil that can be used for improving baby complextion

    • Eladi or Nalpamaradi oil are good for babies to improve skin complexion.
      Before starting to use it daily, Apply a few drops of eladi oil over arm area of the baby and watch for 5 minutes for any allergic reactions such as red rashes, itching, burning sensation etc. if there are any allergic symptoms, it is best to avoid it. If there are no such symptoms, it is good to continue that product. This rule applies to all herbal oils for massage for babies.

  30. praveenalineesh says:

    Sir, is eladi kera is good for hair too. can we apply it and how long it should be kept

  31. Is it reduces anal pruritis?

  32. Is Eladi Kera Tailam good to prevent grey hair?

  33. thulasi priya says:

    Can kottakal eladi cream can be applied overnight for pigmentation

  34. Afsir Ahmed says:

    I am having skin infection/itching on head , i want to use eladi keratailam for hair . Medic told to apply oil on total head and keep it overnight. Is it ok to keep it overnight ?.

  35. Can eladi chooram powder left over night. What should be mixed with it to make it a paste and effective. How many times can we apply it on our face per day. Does applying more time will cause anything.

  36. My son is suffering from cough and cold on an off, he has asthma .
    He is on steroid puff . can i use the oil on his hair. will it cure his asthma.

  37. Can I use a mix of eladi, lakshadi and nalppamarathi. Is it result in fair skin?

  38. Srinivasa Murthy Esthuri says:

    Can I use Eladi thailam for my head bath. I am aged about 73 years.

  39. I have used eladi thailam and it is great for removing pigmentation and dark spots. Infact its good for all sort of skin problems, its my fav apart from the smell it leaves on clothes later. now im in my first trimester pregnancy ,i want to know if its still safe to use it .

  40. Kindly suggest a good oil for urticatria (heat hives) which have been suffering for almost 18 months now.

  41. Can i apply eladi kera thailam overnight on face for acne scars???

  42. Can you suggest the best oil to be used during pregnancy

  43. Dr.. I have read u r all query replies.. And 1 st i should appreciate u r work over this blog…. With thankful mind ..let me come to my query …
    1. How to know the skin type of ourself? In my case i get see oily face when i get to apply oil on my hair before bath.. So the whole dat i get to feel the oily touch on my face.. But after a day when i got awake i feel a dry face… So actualy what kind of a skin is mine…

    2 . someone advised to take eladi thailam thaan kukumadi thailam.. The reason she said is : u shouldn’t go out in direct sunlight when u use kukumadi thailam.. But in eladi u can hangout in sunlight & nothing get stops the results it shows

    I need those questions answer…

  44. Doctor can you suggest the best oil for dandruff treatment and the method of application too..

  45. Beena Varughese says:

    Hi , my dr prescribed Dinesheladi oil for my eczema. what is this oil? same as eladi?

  46. Dr, i have oily and acne prone skin can i apply eladi coconut oil?.Please suggest..Thanks in advance.

  47. Which is the best oil for reduce acne scars and how to use it

  48. Hello!
    I’m sweety
    I’m 23 years old . I’m having thyroid issues and im taking medicines for that. Im having dark patches all over my neck and underarms. Pls suggest me some good oil or cream to get rid of those dark patches.

  49. Sourabh singh says:

    I m boy of 17yrs old i have small holes on my face due to chicken pox
    Can this oil cured that holes permanently

  50. Vrushabh Mhatre says:

    Which one is more effective for ringworms nalpamaradi tailam or eladi keram?

  51. Sir, i hav dark spots on my hands,feet and face(probably due to allergy)..which oil should i use to remove thse spots?

  52. Can this oil used for eczema in babies

  53. Hello sir, does applying eladi in hair improves hair growth and helps for grey hair ?

  54. R Ravishanker Joshi says:

    My 84 year old father has dry skin and itching problem through out the day. He is a heart patient under medication. Can you please suggest some remedy for perennial itching problem. Better if it is some kind of external application please

  55. Hi, I am 25 years old..I have phimosis problem,can I use this Eladi Thailam for this problem????

  56. Dr my son diagnosed with adhd….pls precribe the medicine to communication. ..awarness…education. …concentration. ..speech

    • Hi,
      For personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
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  57. which oil best for skin tighten ?

  58. aarthi srikrishnan says:

    can i mix nalpamaradi eladi and kumkumadi tailam for pigmentation on face doctor

  59. Afsi riyaz says:

    How long i need to apply these oil to see the best result for my 1 year old baby who have atopic eczema?

  60. Hi,
    Can the Eladi thailam be used daily? In how many days it will start showing the difference in complexion?


  61. Is eladi oil best for phimosis case ?

  62. What should i use and do to reduce wrinkles and saggy skin of face and breast

  63. Hello Dr., I have been using malathyadi kera tailam for 3 plus years for traction aloepaecia. But no growth has been found in hair. Is it really effective?

  64. What sought of benefits does Eladi oil has on Vitiligo?
    Are there better oils to use. Please suggest. Tq

  65. Is nalpamaradi oil gud for dry skin?I heard it makes skin more dry.

  66. I have a lot of scars on my back due to acne. What can I use to reduce the marks left by the scars?

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