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
Usage of lakshadi taila in children for massage:
Before applying this on children, at first a few drops of this oil should be applied over arm area. Watch for any allergic reactions such as redness, itching spots etc. If there are no allergic reactions, then it can be used as massage oil.