Ksheerabala 101 Thailam – Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Side Effects

Ksheerabala 101 Thailam  is an Ayurvedic oil used in the treatment of  Vata disorders causing neuro muscular pains, sciatica, spondylosis, paralysis etc. This oil is also available in capsule form. 

Ksheerabala 101 Thailam uses:
It helps to relieve pain and inflammation. It is used in arthritis, sciatica, myalgia, spondylosis, etc.
It is used in pain due to neurological origin – neuralgia.
This oil on oral intake in form of Ksheerabala 101 capsule is believed to bring about nerve regeneration
It is used in all types of arthritis – RA, Osteo-arthritis and gout.
It brings about rejuvenation, nourishing in nature and improves quality of voice.

How to use Ksheerabala Thailam?
It is used for massage, Ayurvedic enema therapy, Dhara, Seka etc.
It is also used for mouth gargling, oil pulling, nasya therapy (nasal instillation of drops) etc.

For oral intake, if capsule, the usual dose is 2 capsule 2 times a day before food. It is usually administered along with hot water, which helps in quick absorption.
If it is plain oil  and indicated for oral intake, it is given in a dose of 5 – 10 drops once or twice a day, usually before food. Patient is asked to drink a glass of warm water following the oil.

Ksheerabala 101 Taila side effects:

  • There are no known side effects of this oil on external application.
  • People with high cholesterol and BP should take extra precaution while taking this medicine, orally.
  • Frozen food should be avoided soon after, or before taking this, orally.
  • Hot water should be taken after taking this.
  • Overdosage may lead to indigestion.
  • It can be given to pregnant mother or children, under medical supervision. 

Ksheerabala oil ingredients:

Ksheerbala 101 is the oil, which is processed for 101 times. Usually it is used only for internal administration.

Ksheerabala taila – name suggests that it is processed only for one time. Usually this oil is used for external application, as in massage, Panchakarma treatment (enema) etc.  However, this version of the oil can also e taken internally.

  • Ksheera means cow milk
  • Bala means an herb called Sida cordifolia
  • Taila means – sesame oil
  • The oil is formulated as follows –

    • Bala – Sida cordifolia 10 grams
    • Bala – water decoction – 160 ml
    • Ksheera – Milk – 160 ml
    • Taila – Sesame oil – 40 ml

    Reference: Ashtanga Hrudayam Vatarakta Chikitsa 22/45-46

    Expiry date: 3 years from the date of manufacture. Once you open the seal, it is better to use it within an year.

    Shelf life of capsule – 2 years

    Manufacturers: Swadeshi, Nagarjuna, Kottakkal

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    1. Sir, what is meant by processed?

      • Processed means, each time, the liquid part of the ingredients (other than oil) are added to the oil and heated till total water content is evaporated. It is done for 101 times.

    2. Srinivas B says:

      Sir, I have bought two bottles of Ksheerabala 101 oil two months ago make of 2012. But I found small white flakes in the oil in the sealed bottle. what are the white flakes? can I use the oil for external use? are the white flakes are any harmful or result of spoilt of the Ksheerabala 101 oil

    3. Ksheerabala 101 can use for childred for cough and cold problem………..bye Abdu

    4. Kuldeep says:

      Can I use this oil for shirodhara how much oil I need for this and how long it use for shirodhara

      • Hi, plain Ksheerabala taila is good enough for Shirodhara. You may require at least 1 – 2 liters to start with. It can be done from 15 minutes up to 1 hour.

    5. Hi Sir
      I am using Ksheerbala101DS Tablets – Red color tablets as I am sufferung from Spondylo Arthritis…Does this capsule cause addition of weight as I am putting more weight since i have been using this Tablet Daily iam taking 2 Tablets in Morning and 2 Tablets in evening/night…Morining with milk and evening with hot water

    6. J Calderon says:

      A two year old boy put one of these tablets in his mouth. Luckily, he did not swallow it. What are the side effects in children and how you treat overdosage/poisoning.

      Thank you,


      • It is just a simple oil extract of Bala herb along with milk. Even if a kid accidentally swallows this medicine, there are no side effects. At the worst, he may suffer mild diarrhoea, which can be treated symptomatically.
        If it is a soft gel capsule and if it gets stuck in the throat, then emergency care might be required to prevent choking.

    7. Prasanna Kumar says:

      Can I use this as a hair oil before a bath? Just a few drops, only to moisten the hair?

    8. sir i m taking it oral 10 drops with warm water morning and night before food…. i have nerves problem…. will this help me to cure my nerves problem…

      • I assume, you are following your doctor’s advice. (recommended). It helps in improving nerve problems.

        • vineet verma says:

          Sir, my ayurvedic doctor advised my 7 years old son to take this medicine as he is suffering from duchene muscular dystrophy. is this helpful in tbis disease.?

        • Aurobind says:

          Can the usage of this give rise to vertigo?

          • It actually is quite a tricky question.
            It is an oil preparation. Hence, if it is used in a patient with indigestion (Ama), without using appetizer medicines having ginger, black pepper etc., then it may worsen vertigo.
            But if used in an indigestion patient, after correcting the digestion problem, it actually is useful to relieve vertigo.

            • Dr.Shajahan says:

              Dear Dr.Hebbar,

              Can you please tell me what are all the side effects of Sheerabala thailam (101) and its contraindications? Who should not take this? I came to learn that it should be avoided in people with high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Is that right? Can people with mild hypertension take this? Does it have any gastrointestinal side effects like indigestion or diarrhoea? Can it be taken by people with lactose intolerance? Generally who will benefit by this medicine? Kindly advise. I am a medical doctor practising allopathy and a few patients come to me taking this medicine too. Kindly enlighten me on this subject. Thanks.

            • Dear Dr Shajahan,
              It should only be avoided in people with very high cholesterol. In mild high lipid conditions, it can be prescribed.
              Same is also true with blood pressure.
              It is usually is well tolerated by stomach and intestine. However, it is good to drink a cup of luke warm water after taking this medicine.
              If someone is gluten allergic / milk allergic, then he can also show some gastritis symptoms with this medicine, because of milk ingredient.

    9. Hi,

      I am 40 years age. I have brought Ksheerbala Nagarjuna Aavarthi 101 capsules. I have supra orbital neuralgia in my head(Left sided).Dosage is 2 tablets twice daily. For how long can I use this medicine safely – 1 month ?

      I have diabetes since 2008 but not any BP/cholesterol.All other reports etc are normal.


    10. sir can this oil be used as nasya for high FSH and LH hormones causing male infertility with 0 sperm count and motility ?

    11. I bought a bottle of kseerabala thailam and i am using it as an eye drop because i have a glare vision problem.i am a diabetic person in control too.its very hot when dropped into the eye but clears the nasal track well.am i using it rightly?

      • I have not seen its usage as eye drop. It is in stead used as nasal drop (Nasya) to improve eye sight. Hence, I suggest to avoid it and consult an Ayurveda doctor.

    12. “This oil on oral intake in form of Ksheerabala 101 capsule is believed to bring about nerve regeneration” — is this mentioned in the Ayurveda texts, or is this claim based on contemporary observation?

    13. can 2 capsule be given 3 times a day i.e 2-2-2 for multiple system ataxia or parkinsonism
      symptoms, of dysarthria & gait imbalancing problem

    14. koteswararao says:

      respected sirk, i have knee pains since from last 1 year, and my age is 37 weight is 60 kgs and i am regular traveller , my profession is medical representative and all my cultural reports were good RA FACTOR, AND BLOOD TESTS AND HB AND ALSO MRI OF KNEES were fine but pain is not under control as i am using ksheerabala-101 since from 2 months, and also (madhushuhi, rasna, nirgundi, punarnava, sallaki,guggulu) as ingreidients, 4 capsules daily , and ( aswagandha,amalaki,vidarikanda,satavari)as ingredients 4 capsules daily so please let me know all these were related to knee pains

    15. i have a ksheerabala 101 avarthi,10g..,from vaidyaratnam.. how cani know wether it is for oral use or external use ?

    16. P.H.Balasubramanian says:

      Now I am following your AUY. medicine from Dr.Preeven kumar perambur. How long I have to take .If cured will the problem comes again& again.cost verse it is little .Is there concession for ……

    17. MOHAMED YAKUB says:

      Dear doctor….i am taking ksheerbala 101 capsules as advised by my doctor Dr. Stalin tondiarpet, i am a heart and diabetic patient…doctor told me this would help in bloold circulation in the body….i have no nervous problems…can i take this medicine….

    18. My son Is 4 years has severe eczema. Could I be able to use that?

    19. Dear Sir,

      I have Spondylitis and have been using Sheerabala 101 Thailam Capsules for an year now. This is as prescribed by the Ayu doctor. However, I have weight issue. Is there an alterantive to this? Pls advise.

      • Hi, long term usage of Ksheerabala can result in weight gain. If you have used this for an year, it is good to give a gap of 2 – 3 months. Resort to cervical color, (neck belt), application of pain relief oil like Sahacharadi taila, Kottamchukkadi taila.
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    20. Dr. I have BP but controlled thru medicine (age 48), for my knee problem i am taking 2 capsules Ksheerabala 101 in the night time for past 1 year (now i don’t have knee pain). Do i need to continue this for longer time, how long i need to take this? Thanks.

    21. can ksheerbala 101 capsule(kottakattal) be used in Parkinsonism, patient has slurred speech, gait imbalance,choking in gulping liquid

      With what dose shud we start…and for how mujch time shud it be comsumed/ continue for.

      Will it be prove effective in such neurological disease

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