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.

Manufacturers: Cholayil

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.

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  1. Sombody said it will use the new born babys the babys colour wiil become 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.

  9. Deepak Sarangapany says:

    Dr Can this oil be used for my son seizure he got once my Ayur Dr use this oil daily for one year

  10. Hi sir
    My son has 8 years old he is crawling now. Can you suggest to me gentle massage oil reliable brand for strengthen purposes.

  11. Can this be used for face? I have a very dull complexion. and what are the benefits of nalpamaradi?

  12. Hi sir, I have 2 yrs baby…her skin is getting dark and dry ….which oil is good nalpamaradi / lakshadi ….or suggest me any other oil

  13. My baby has 3 months old.she is dark.which oil is better for her .

  14. As this oil has turmeric, will it result in thinning of babies eyebrows?. Also, when we apply the oil and put them in mat, some of the oil rubs in babies hair also, can the turmeric cause hair fall.
    Thank you.

  15. My daughter has small hair all over her body. Will Lakshadi oil help to remove hair ? Is there any other solution to remove hair? She is 2.5 years old.

  16. HI SIR,

    • Yes. But at first, try a few drops of this oil 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.
      Please note that it is not a good idea to do oil massage during cold and cough.

  17. Hello Doctor,
    My daughter is 3.5 years and has extremely dry skin. She was diagnosed by a dermatologist that she has atopic eczema, which has reduced. But the dryness prevails. Her scalp is also very dry which has increased dandruff. Will this oil help in reducing dryness? Also should I use soap or shower gel to rinse off the oil?
    Best Regards

  18. Hai sir… Iam 23 year Old Man. Can i use nalpamarathi keram for skin brightness and removal of pimples?

  19. Hi, can i use lakshadhi velichennaa for my hair.

  20. Can I use lakshadi and kumkumadi thailam combination for my new born baby boy?? Lakshadi or nalpamaram which is good for getting fair complexion? And if I use nalpamaram oil will it effect his facial hair growth in future?

    • 1. better to wait for at least 3 months to use that combination. Meanwhile you can start with sesame oil massage.
      2. Nalpamaradi will not cause any problems to facial hair growth in future.

      For further advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
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  21. Nasiya sajeed says:

    Can we use this oil for adults to improve their skin colour?

    • Chandanadi taila / Nalpamaradi taila Kumkumadi taila is a better choice.
      Kumkumadi taila – This is an herbal oil – Take 5 drops in to your finger tips gently rub it on to your face for 5 minutes, wash off with warm water. Do this everyday. Available here –

  22. Heelo sir..can we mix both the oils and massage to my five months old baby..

  23. Sudhakar says:

    Hi sir, Happy morning, my 3 year kid was fair when he was baby due to skin problems he turned dark may I use LAKSHADI keratailam to regain his fairness

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