Ayurvedic Oils

Eladi Thailam (Oil) & Eladi Kera Thailam

Eladi Thailam (Eladi Oil) is useful in the management of urticaria, pruritus (itching), boils, eczema, leukoderma, poisonous bites, chronic catarrh etc. It improves complexion and lightens the skin. It can be used in scalp massage as well as in body massage.

Ingredients (Composition)

Kalka Dravya :
Elachi (Green Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum 1 Part
Badi Elaichi (Black Cardamom or Nepal Cardamom) – Amomum Subulatum 1 Part
Tuvaraka – Hydnocarpus Laurifolia 1 Part
Kuth or Kushta (Indian Costus Root) – Saussurea Lappa 1 Part
Priyangu flowers – Callicarpa Macrophylla 1 Part
Jatamansi (Spikenard) – Nardostachys Jatamansi 1 Part
Jaladhyamaka (Iruvale or Iruveli) – Coleus Zeylanicus 1 Part
Sprikka (Malabar Catmint) – Anisomeles Malabarica 1 Part
Choraka – Angelica Archangelica 1 Part
Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum 1 Part
Tagara – Valeriana Wallichii 1 Part
Sthauneya – Taxus Baccata 1 Part
Javitri (Mace) – Myristica fragrans 1 Part
Hirabol (herabol myrrh) – Commiphora Myrrha 1 Part
Shukti – Ostrea Edulis 1 Part
vyaghranakha – capparis sepiaria 1 Part
Devdaru (Deodar Cedar or Himalayan Cedar) – Cedrus Deodara 1 Part
Agaru (Agarwood) – Aquilaria Agallocha 1 Part
Sarala (Chir Pine) – Pinus Longifolia 1 Part
Kesar (Saffron) – Crocus sativus 1 Part
Keukand (Chanda) – Costus Speciosus 1 Part
Guggulu – Commiphora mukul 1 Part
Sal Tree (Devadhupa) – shorea robusta 1 Part
Salai Guggul (Shallaki) – Boswellia Serrata 1 Part
Punnaga (Sultan Champa) – Calophyllum inophyllum 1 Part
Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea 1 Part
Drava Dravya :
Water 416 Parts
Taila Dravya – Base Oil :
Murchhita Tila Tail (Sesame Oil) –  Oil of Sesamum Indicum or Coconut Oil 104 Parts

Take all Kalka Dravya in powdered form and mix them in a small quantity of water to make Kalka (herbal paste).

Now, mix Kalka (Herbal paste), water and Taila Dravya (either Sesame Oil or Coconut Oil) in a stainless steel vessel. Then, simmer the mixture until it remains the quantity of Taila Dravya and water content gets evaporated. Now, allow it to cool. Then filter the Eladi Thailam and discard the residues.

Eladi Kera Thailam

If coconut oil is used in this preparation, then it is called Eladi Kera Thailam. All other ingredients are same. It is also prepared as the method explained above.

Pharmacological Actions

Eladi Thailam has following medicinal properties:

  • Antipruritic
  • Demulcent
  • Anti-urticaria
  • Anti-inflammatory

Dosha Karma

Eladi Thailam pacifies Vata Dosha and Kapha Dosha. Eladi Kera Thailam also pacifies Pitta Dosha.

Therapeutic Indications

Eladi Thailam and Eladi Kera Thailam are helpful in following health conditions.

  • Pruritus (itching)
  • Urticaria
  • Boils
  • Eczema
  • Leukoderma
  • Poisonous bites
  • Chronic catarrh

How to Use Eladi Thailam

Take a few drops of Eladi Thailam and apply it on affected part of the skin. Leave it for several hours or overnight. It should be used 2 to 3 times a day.

Safety Profile

The external application of Eladi Thailam is absolutely safe in most individuals. It can also be used for children.

Side Effects of Nalpamaradi Thailam

There are no side effects reported with the external application of Eladi Thailam.


There are no absolute contraindications for Eladi Thailam.

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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh (B.A.M.S., M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants) is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist. He has successfully treated thousands of patients with Ayurveda (including Herbal Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Diet). Ayur Times is an initiative of his efforts to bring quality information on Indian Medicine with the highest level of relevancy and scientific evidence.

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