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Lakshadi Oil – Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Side Effects

Lakshadi oil is an Ayurvedic herbal oil, used in the treatment of fever and related bodyache. It is used for external application. This oil is prepared in sesame oil base.

Lakshadi oil uses: Fever and headache.

How to use Lakshadi Thailam?

It is used for external application only.

It is used in Ayurvedic therapies such as Abhyanga (massage).

How long to use?

Externally, it can be used for a very long period of time.

Side effects of Lakshadi Thailam:

There are no apparent side effects with this medicine, on external application.

Keep out of sight and reach of children. store in cool dry place, away from direct sunlight.

Lakshadi Oil ingredients:

Taila – Sesame oil – Sesamum indicum – 768 ml

Aranala – Fermented gruel – 4.608 liters

Laksha – Laccifer lacca – 32 g

Haridra – Turmeric rhizome – Curcuma longa – 32 g

Manjishta – Indian Madder (root) – Rubia cordifolia – 32 g

In kerala, it is made with coconut oil base, in place of sesame oil. This oil is called Lakshadi kera thailam.

Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali Jwara Rogadhikara – 346

Shelf life / expiry date –  Three years from the date of manufacture. Once opened, it is best to empty the oil within 1 year.



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  1. Sombody said it will use the new born babys the babys colour wiil become white.is it true or not

    • If the baby’s skin is not allergic to the oil, then it can be used for improving skin qualities.

      • My kid had high bilirubin count due to which he was in ICU for 2 days. He was born fair but later on his color got a bit darker. I applied Nalpamaradi first. it didnt do much to his color. then I tried Lakshadi oil. It worked on his skin, his color has become lighter.

  2. Is Lakshadi Tailam good for Scyholsis. Please let us know.

  3. Hi, Mamy was born with very fair color. But gradually his colour became dark and his skin becoming dry day by day. He is will be 2years this March. Please let me know if I can use this oil for message and if it will help his skin to get better. Also, can you help on the procedure to use it.

  4. I have a 6 months old baby boy, and some body suggested me this oil with coconut oil base to my baby boy, can we use it as hair oil

  5. Will this oil help my child improving muscle tone. My 3 years old son has extreme low muscle tone.

  6. my marriage is fixed . Can I use lakshadi thailam to increase the colour of my hands

  7. I got it from an ayurvedic hospital for my babys recurrent ear infection..will it help?? She is 1yr 9 mnths now

  8. Can this be used safely by adults for face massage.Since it promote growth of children, will it grow the facial bone.Or is it actually better to prevent the facial bone deterioration.Please help doctor.Can you suggest which is the best oil to massage face inorder to firm and tighten the face and prevent loose skin on face.

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