Mahamasha Thailam – Benefits, How To Use, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference

Mahamasha thailam is one of the powerful Ayurveda oil, widely used for many neurological conditions. Masha means black gram, which is the main ingredient of this oil. It is used both for external and internal administration. It contains a non veg ingredient. 

Mahamasha thailam benefits: 

  • It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of Paralysis, Palsy,
  • It is used to treat deafness, tinnitus. For this, it is either used to instill a few drops directly into ear or by internal administration.
  • It helps to relieve stiffness and pain in locked jaw.
  • It relieves headache, eye diseases.
  • It is helpful to relieve pain of multiple joint aches and pains pertaining to hands, legs, head, neck.
  • It is used in lumbar and cervical spondylosis treatment.
  • It is also used to relieve pain due to blunt injuries, and in treatment of rheumatoid and osteo arthritis.
  • It is used in Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy, and such other neurological problems.
  • It is used to relieve headache and migraine.
  • It is one of the best massage oils to relieve tiredness and for elderly people.
  • It is administered orally and as nasya oil in treating frozen shoulder.
Mahamash oil, Mahamash tail, Mahamasha tailam
How To Use Mahamasha tail? 
For internal administration: Please look into the label of the oil. If the label contains instruction like ‘Used for external application only’ then the oil is not good for internal administration.
If the oil is prepared as per the formula and without use of preservatives, it is good for internal administration.
Internally, it is used for oral administration and also for Basti Panchakarma therapy (Oil Suppository treatment).
For oral administration the usual dosage is – 5 – 10 drops once or two times a day before food with hot water or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
Externally it is used in all types of oil treatments like Massage, Dhara treatment, Shirovasti etc.
Mahamasha tailam side effects: 
There are no known side effects with this oil. People with diabetes, hypercholestrolemia and high BP should exercise precaution while taking orally.
Mahamasha thailam ingredients: 
Masha (black gram) – Phasleolus Mungo – 1.536 kg
Dashamoola – group of ten herbs – together – 2.4 kg. They are –
Bilva – Aegle marmelos
Agnimantha – Premna mucronata
Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum
Gambhari – Gmelina arborea
Patala – Stereospermum suaveolens
Shalaparni – Desmodium gangeticum
Prinshnaparni – Urarica picta
Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris
Brihati – Solanum indicum
Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum
Chaga mamsa – goat meat – 1.44 kg
water – 12.288 liters
The above mixture is boiled together and reduced to 3.072 liters.  Some companies boil goat meat and rest herbal mixture separately and then add both together.
This kashayam is added with
Tila taila – oil of Sesamum indicum – 768 ml
Cow milk – 3.072 liters
Paste made with 12 grams of each of fine powders of following herbs –
Atmagupta – Mucuna pruriens
Urubaka – Castor root – Ricinus communis
Shatahva  – Anethum sowa
Lavana Traya – group of three salts – Rock salt, sochal salt, common salt.
Jeevaneeya group of herbs
Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia
Chavya – Piper chaba
Chitraka – Plumbago zeylanica
Katphala – Myrica nagi
Vyosha – Trikatu – Pepper, long pepper and ginger
Rasna – Pluchea lanceolata
Madhuka – Licorice – GLycyrrhiza glabra
Saindhava – rock salt
Devadaru – Cedrus deodara
Amruta – Tinospora cordifolia
Kushta – Saussurea lappa
Vajigandha – Ashwagandha – Withania somnifera
Vacha – Acorus calamus
Shati – Hedychium spicatum
All these are boiled together to prepare herbal oil.
Mahamasha thailam reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali – Vatavyadhi Prakarana – 26/570-577
Companies that manufacture this oil – 
AVN Ayurveda Formulations Pvt. Ltd
Vaidyaratnam Oushadhalaya
Usage in proprietary Ayurvedic medicines:
Mahamash tel is used as oil base to prepare liniments and herbal pain relieving oils such as Dazzle oil

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  1. Can mahamasha tailam used for babies around 5month

  2. ganapathi says:

    shall I use for my ear having internal ear sound and 40% deafness.

  3. Priya T says:

    Can it be used for spinal cord injury…traumatic dislocation C5- C6 level…now the patient is quadriplegic..thank you

  4. Can Mahamasha tailam massaged in lower back or contractions specific parts for during 9 month to reduce labor pains for delivery ?

  5. Is Mahamasha taila kapha and vata shamak ? Its vata shamak properties are known but don’t know whether it is kapha shamak also.

  6. Narayan Iyer says:

    Can Mahamasha thailum be used for Fibromyalgia?

  7. i have bulged veins on penis said it is varicocele and prescribed me mahamasha thailam and karpasastiyadi thailam for applying on it.will it cure,if yes means how long it will take?

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Yes sir it would. It depends on the severity of the symptom. Do consult the doctor after a month.

      • yes, again i went for this one month period many veins are started to bulge..This time doctor have prescribed me Bhoonaga Thailam,Halwa-e-salab,Halwa baiza how many days i can see results mam?

        • Dr Malini Bhat says:

          Hello sir, your doctor has prescribed you with Unani medicine which we do not have an idea of.

          • Fine mam.Then give your own suggestion about this problem.because when i look at it i really get afraid of..will it get cured completely in ayurvedic medicines?and time period?? or otherwise surgery is required??..suggest me the best treatment methods mam..

  8. I was suffering from acute lower back pain for the last 8-9 months because of joint dislocation and due this suffering from sciatica in left leg. Joint is treated with the help of chiropractor but sciatica is still active, though lesser than earlier. Is this oil helpful for my problem? If yes, how should i use this. If no, what is the alternate?


  9. Can this Maharashtra tail. be used with ksheera Bala tail

  10. Please advice if the thailam can be used for treating varicose veins. Thank you.

  11. dr. niraj says:

    can we use mahamash tail (niramish) manufactured by baidyamath company as matra basti?? it is labelled as “poison” in the package.

  12. Can it be used for treating joint pain during and after chikunguniya for age 55 man.

  13. Mahesh Khanka says:

    Is this oil beneficial for joints pain caused by chicken guinea disease . Pl advise

  14. Ml varshney says:

    Whether dhanvantram kshirbala mahamasha tailam combination is useful for spondly paìn in c5 6 with dislocation cv junction 7.8 mm pl reply thxs

  15. says:

    Can I uses this tail massage on head

  16. says:

    Can I use this tail to head massage

  17. Can I use this maha masha thailam to massage my son before going to bed and leave it over night after it absorbed and bath next day morning ?

  18. Hi, can i do gandush to treat jaw joint pain caused by trauma ?

  19. Sameer Babu says:

    Should I heat mahamasha tailam before applying? I have neck pain.

  20. Can I use this maha masha having bed sore

  21. SUSHANT GUPTA says:


  22. vosgo39 says:

    Hello Dr Hebbar:
    Three questions if you dont mind.
    1.Can i apply both: Mahamasha and Mahanarayan oils, in alternative days (one day Maharayanan and anoother day Mahamasha) if i have pain in joints, cervicals, torticolis, tendons, and also i have muscular atrophy?
    2.Mahanarayan have effect in muscular atrophy?
    2.Chyawanprash – ashwagandha – Gotu Kola can supply entirely muscular atrophy, or Mahamasha Tailam will be welcome?
    Thank you so much for the answer, Sir.

    • 1. Yes.
      2. Yes.
      3. Yes.
      For personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
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  23. D C Joshi says:

    Is Mahamas oil useful to relieve osteoarthritis pain? If so how to use it?

  24. I recently bought your book in kindle edition LIVING EASY WITH AYURVEDA..
    Very excellent work .. and its very useful for me. I’m a Ayurveda Panchakarma Therapist. And I m having a doubt that I saw a Thailam called LINGAVARDHANA THAILAM manufactured by AVP. In some other websites there is no much details about this oil. Can you explain me about this product as like as your other articles.

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