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

Karpooradi Thailam is an Ayurvedic herbal oil, prepared in sesame oil  or coconut oil base. It is used in muscular pain, rheumatic complaints, muscle cramps etc. This oil is based on Kerala Ayurveda principles. It is also known as Karpuradi tailam.

Karpooradi Thailam Benefits: 

  • It is used for wide variety of complaints.
  • It is used to relieve muscular pain, rheumatoid complaints, joint pain, joint stiffness.
  • It relieves muscle pain and stiffness.
  • It is applied to chest to relieve chest congestion.
  • It has got rubefacient effect. Improves blood circulation and brings about warmth.
  • It is used to relieve neck pain, back pain, and multiple joint pains.
  • Excellent for cramps and numbness and so is essential in cholera.

How To Use: 
It is used for external application only. It is not used for internal administration.
It is also used as massage oil.

Apply this over the area of pain and do Swedana therapy with flannel dipped in water boiled with caster leaves- Eranda patra or Vatamkolli- Justicia gendarussa. Swedana may be done by other means too.

Karpooradi oil ingredients: 
It is prepared either in coconut oil or Sesame oil base.
Other ingredient than coconut oil is – Camphor – Cinnamomum camphora.

Sahasra Yoga – Taila Yoga Prakarana

Further reference: Different uses
Companies that manufacture Karpooradi oil –
AVN Ayurveda Formulations Pvt. Ltd.
Vaidyaratnam Oushadhalaya

How to use Karpooradi oil for migraine – 
10 drops of the oil is taken into the finger tips and rubbed gently over the forehead for 2 minutes. This helps to relieve pain associated with migraine. However, this is a temporary remedy for migraine.
Read related: Ayurvedic treatment, hone remedies for migraine

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  1. Dr P Srinivas, M.D. (Ay) says:


    I am not above to find the reference in sahasrayogam. What is yogagrantham, please give me exact reference of karpooradi taiam

    • I too did not find its reference in Sahasrayogam. I just mentioned the reference, based on claim made on labels of several companies. EG: http://www.planetayurveda.com/karpooradi-thailam-herbal-oil.htm

    • Dr.SAranya says:

      Sir u wil get it in chakradata yonivyapath adyaya i thnk.
      u wont gt it in sahasrayogam or yogaratnakara

      • Dear Dr Saranya, Thanks for the help. The AVP product mentions its reference as Sahasrayoga. The problem with Sahasrayoga is – there are many Malayalam version. Once such version might have this reference.
        AVN Mentions a text book called Yogagrantham as reference.
        Chakradatta Yonivyapat contains Karpooradi tailam with Karpoora, Bhallataka, Shankha Churna, Yavakshara, Yavani, Manashila, and after taila is prepared, Manashila is added to it, used for roma shatana purpose. So, definitely, not for the purpose mentioned above. Hence, it is different from the above, and not in manufacturing.

  2. Does Karpooradi Thailam act on URI and LRI …which includes, congestion, cough, irritating throat ??? Does it act for both viral and bacterial infections of the respiratory system ?? How about allergic cough ??

  3. praveen kumar says:

    I want to know about karpooradi tailam
    I buy a one karpuradi tailam bottle in the arya vaidya sala on the bottle writtens
    In this tailam contains 1. sesamum indicum cinnamomum 2. Camphora
    in the www. Aryavaidyasala.com website
    Written in this karpooradi tailam reference is an ayurvedic herbal oil prepared in sesame oil or coconut oil base.
    this two statement is correct ? this tailam is workes on joints pains,neckpain, back pain ?

    • The Karpooradi tailam of Arya Vaidya Sala is prepared with only 2 ingredients – sesame oil and camphor. It is slightly different than the one explained above.

  4. pavan kumar says:

    my father using karpooradi thailam.for Knee joint pain this thailam ok are any other thailam. give me suggestion please.

  5. Doctor, can this oil be used to releive muscle spasms instead of using volini (diclofenac ointment)?

  6. niharika meher says:

    Dr can you please tell the temperature to store katpuradhi thaila,

  7. Arafath Aboobacker says:

    How many times a day can we apply this?

  8. Can it be used for sciatica back pain?

  9. can it be used for arteriosclerosis and deep vein thrombosis ??? plz suggest ..

  10. P.YESODHARAN says:

    kottanchukkadi,pindathailam,karpuradi thailam in equal parts are being used for massaging.any sort of complications…please reply.

  11. Joy louis says:

    Dear Doctor,
    can I use this oil for Varicose vein. I am already using Valiya Narayana Thailam .. Can I mix both together.. Please suggest..

  12. Can this be used for eustachian tube dysfunction and inner ear inflammation due to chronic sinusitis and allergic rihinitis?


    Can Karpooradi thailam used for burning stiffness and hot flashes due to disconfort triggered by nerve issues ?? Can it be applied on navel and its surrounds ?? Thank you. Rgds Satya.

  14. Please can you give me a classical reference for karpooradi tailam in sahasra yogam i not got reference….Please

  15. Remya kumar says:

    Doctor, I had a hairline fracture on my big toe, for which the toe was tied to the neighboring toe, for 5 days. But because it was tied tightly, it feels like there has been some issue with the nerves after removing the bandage – an electric shock like sharp pain occurs when one point on the bottom of the toe is pressed. Will this oil plus murivenna help heal the nerves along with the fracture? How often should I apply it? How long will it take before this terrible electrical sensation clears doctor?
    Thank you.

    • Yes, the combination oil should be useful. Apply it thrice a day. Leave it for at least 30 minutes before washing off. It may take 1 – 2 weeks to get rid of electrical sensation.
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  16. Krishnamurthy says:

    can it be used for frozen shoulder problem/

  17. Can we use,kapuradi thailam forpenile sensitivity
    I hv used balaaswagandi thailam for 3 months not fulllly cured

  18. Can we use a few drops of karpooradi thailam in coconut oil as hair oil, as i have heard camphor oil is a good for hair loss and dandruff?

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