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Sahacharadi Thailam – Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Side Effects

Sahacharadi Thailam is an Ayurvedic herbal oil used in treatment of Vata imbalance disorders, muscle and joint stiffness and convulsions. It is used orally and also for massage. 

Sahacharadi Tailam uses: It is useful in Ayurvedic treatment of Vata diseases, tremors, convulsions, psychosis, stiffness of thigh, muscle cramps, and muscle wasting.

It helps to relieve rhinitis and sinusitis.

It is useful in gynaecological disorders.

How to use Sahacharadi Taila? 

It is used for massage.

Orally, it is used in the dose of 3 – 5 ml, once or twice a day, before food with warm water or warm milk, or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

In gynaecological disorders, it is also used for vaginal douche.

It is used in many Ayurvedic treatments such as Basti (Rectal enema), Greeva Basti, Janu Basti etc.

How long to use Sahacharadi oil?

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

Orally and for other Ayurvedic treatments, it is usually used for not more than 2 – 3 months.

Side effects of Sahacharadi Kuzhambu (oil):

There are no apparent side effects with this medicine. However, oral intake should only be undergone under the guidance of an able Ayurvedic doctor.

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

Sahacharadi Thailam ingredients and how to make:
Coarse powder of –
Sahachara – Strobilanthes ciliates – 4.8 kg
480 grams of each of
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
Abhiru – Asparagus racemosus – 2.4 kg
Water for decoction – 49.152 liters, boiled and reduced to 12.288 liters, filtered.
Paste prepared from fine powders of 48 g of each of
Sevya – Khus Khus – Vetiveria zizanioides
Nakha – Capparis sepiaria
Kushta – Saussurea lappa
Hima – Sandalwood – Santalum album
Ela – Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum
Sprikka – Anisomeles malabarica
Priyangu – Callicarpa macrophylla
Nalika – Hibiscus cannabinus
Ambu – Pavonia odorata
Shaileya – Parmelia perlata
Lohita – Indian Madder (root) – Rubia cordifolia
Nalada – Nardostachys jatamansi
Loha (Agaru) – Aquilaria agallocha
Surahva – Himalayan cedar (bark) – Cedrus deodara
Choraka – Angelica glauca
Mishi – Indian Dill – Anethum sowa
Turushka – Liquid amber orientalis
Nata – Indian valerian (root) – Valeriana wallichi
Ksheera – Cow milk – 3.072 liters
Taila – Sesame oil – Sesamum indicum – 3.072 liters
The above set of ingredients is heated till only oil remains, filtered.

Reference of Sahacharadi Tel: Ashtanga Hrudayam Chikitsa Sthana 29 / 66-68

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


Pankaja Kasthuri

Dr JV Hebbar is an Ayurveda Doctor, Lecturer, From Mangalore, India. Click here to consult Dr Hebbar
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  1. Dear Doctor, can this product be used for pain in the lower extremetieis arising from chemotherapy in cancer patients?

  2. Respected Doctor pls let me know are Sahacharadi oil and Sahachar oil are same? Thank you

  3. Respected doctor my hand lost complete movement due to nerves compressed at neck,now my hand became like a paralysis patient,does this oil regenerates my hand,hoe for this oil is helpful to recover my hanbd,please give me brief answer,thank you sir.

  4. Is this useful for spinal cord paraplegia? & where I want apply (spinal cord area or legs)??

  5. Bhagwat Poul says:

    Dear Dr please give information this sadacharadi oil is from which company and were it is avilable
    Thank you

  6. Ashis Dhal says:

    Dear Doctor,
    My wife has developed Varicose Veins in her lower legs, she used to have pain in legs for last 10 years, she is 40years old, slim (body weight 56 kgs). Doctors have suggested surgery. Is there any treatment for this problem in Ayurveda ??

  7. Manoj mittal says:

    Hi doctor I m a regular user of this oil as enema I wanted to know the overall protien content of this oil

  8. Does this product contain heavy metals ?

  9. Is seerabala thailam & valiya sahacharadi tailam are for same purpose

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      No sir.
      Ksheerabala Thaila 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.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.

      Sahacharadi taila uses: It is useful in Ayurvedic treatment of Vata diseases, tremors, convulsions, psychosis, stiffness of thigh, muscle cramps, and muscle wasting.It helps to relieve rhinitis and sinusitis. It is useful in gynaecological disorders.

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