Adityapaka Tailam is an Ayurvedic oil. It is an Ayurvedic medicine, used mainly in the treatment of skin diseases. It contains ingredients of herbal and mineral origin. Unlike the regular Ayurvedic oils, this oil is prepared by heating the ingredients by using Sunlight as the fuel. Hence the name Adityapaka. Aditya means sun. paka means making of oil.
Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali Kushta Rogadhikara – 54/272, Chakradatta.
Adityapaka Tailam – how to use?
It is used for external application only. The affected skin area is applied with this oil, left as it is for 10 – 15 minutes, then washed with luke warm water. The oil can be applied 1 – 2 times a day.
This is heated in the sun and then applied on the body for atleast two hours and washed off with warm water. For removing the oil, greengram paste or other herbal items can be used.
Adityapaka Tailam uses:
It is used in various skin diseases such as dermatitis, allergic skin conditions, scabies and itches.
Adityapaka Thailam side effects and precautions:
Pregnant, lactating mothers and children should seek medical advice before using this medicine.
Accidental oral intake may lead to arsenic poisoning.
Use only till the time, as advised by doctor.
Adityapak Tail ingredients:
Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia
Triphala – Haritaki, Vibhitaki and Amla
Laksha – Laccifer lacca
Nisha – Turmeric
Shila – Realgar
Ala – Orpiment
Gandhaka – Sulphur
20 grams of each of above ingredients are mixed with 3 liters of water. It is further added with 3 liters of sesame oil. It is taken in a big iron vessel. Kept under intense sunlight for 8 – 10 days, till the time the water totally evaporates. Then it is filtered and preserved.
Shelf life – 3 years from the date of manufacture.
मञ्जिष्ठा त्रिफला लाक्षा निशा शिला आल गन्धकै: । चूर्णितै: तैलं आदित्यपाकं पामाहरं परम् ।
– भैषज्य रत्नावलि
मञ्जिष्ठा त्रिफला लाक्षा लाङ्गली रात्रि गन्धकै: । चूर्णितै: तैलं आदित्यपाकं पामाहरं परम् ।
– बृहत् निघण्टु रत्नाकर, भारत भैषज्य रत्नाकर