Ksheerabala Thailam (Kshirabala Oil)

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Ksheerabala Thailam or Kshirabala Oil is ayurvedic medicated oil used for the treatment of diseases related to the musculoskeletal system. It is also advisable for internal (oral) intake for pacifying Vata Dosha in the body. It gives relief from pain, stiffness, inflammation, swelling and other symptoms of aggravated and increased Vata Dosha. It is rejuvenating, which helps to repair the damaged tissue. It also provides nourishment to the nerves, brain, and spinal structures.

The main ingredient of Kshirabala Oil is Bala (Sida Cordifolia), which is a potent neuroprotective herb. It is a well-known nervine tonic and alleviates pain and nerve irritation. Therefore, Ksheerabala Thailam has similar benefits on nerves, brain, spinal cord, bones, muscles, joints, and other connective tissues in the body.

Ksheerabala oil is used to treat gout, osteoarthritis, paralysis, muscle pain (myalgia) and muscular stiffness, ankylosis, spondylosis, cataract, and headache.

Ingredients (Composition)

IngredientQuantity
Bala (Country Mallow) – Sida Cordifolia50 Parts
Water1024 Parts

Prepare a decoction with Bala and 1024 Parts water. Reduce it to ¼ Parts of Liquid i.e. 256 Parts. Filter the Bala Decoction.

Sesame Oil (Til Tail)128 Parts
Bala (Country Mallow) – Sida Cordifolia Kalka (paste)5 Parts
Ksheera – Cow’s Milk512 Parts

Now, take Sesame oil and add Bala Decoction in it. Add Bala Kalka (paste) and 512 Parts cow’s milk in it. Then boil the mixture and the simmer until only oil remains. Then allow it to cool. Then filter the Ksheerabala oil.

Formulation Described in Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita

IngredientQuantity
Balamool (Country Mallow) – Sida Cordifolia Kalka (Paste)1 Part (960 grams)
Balamool (Country Mallow) – Sida Cordifolia Kwath (Decoction)16 Parts (15.36 Kg)
Sesame Oil (Til Tail)1 Part (960 grams)
Ksheera – Cow’s Milk1 Part (960 grams)

First, prepare Kalka (herbal paste) from 960 grams Bala root powder. Prepare a decoction taking water 61.44 Kg water and reduce it to 1/4th decoction i.e. 15.36 Kg. Then add 960 grams sesame oil and 960 grams Cow’s milk in the mixture. Then simmer the mixture until oil remains and water content gets evaporated. Allow it to cool and then filter it the Ksheerabala Oil.

This process is recommended to repeat for 100 and 1000 times in Ashtanga Hridaya. Ksheerabala Thailam processed 100 times is called Ksheerabala 100 and that processed 1000 times is called Ksheerabala 1000. However, nowadays, Ksheerabala 101 is available in the market.

Formulation Described in Sahasrayogam

IngredientQuantity
Balamool (Country Mallow) – Sida Cordifolia240 grams
Ksheera – Cow’s MilkQ.S.

Grind fresh roots of Bala plant and mix it in cow’s milk to make a paste (Kalka).

Ksheera – Cow’s Milk960 grams
Sesame Oil (Til Tail)768 grams

Now, take Bala Kalka and mix it in 960 grams Cow’s Milk and 768 grams sesame oil. Boil the mixture and then simmer (heat on low flame) the mixture until only oil remains. Then allow it to cool. Then filter the Ksheerabala Thailam.

Ksheerabala 101

Ksheerabala 101 is processed 101 times with Bala and Cow’s Milk. It is generally used for oral intake.

Ksheerabala 41

Ksheerabala 41 is processed 41 times with Bala and Cow’s Milk. It is generally used for oral intake as well as external application.

Ksheerabala 21

Ksheerabala 21 is processed 21 times with Bala and Cow’s Milk. It is generally used for oral intake as well as external application.

Ksheerabala 14

Ksheerabala 14 is processed 14 times with Bala and Cow’s Milk. It is generally used for oral intake as well as external application.

Ksheerabala 7

Ksheerabala 7 is processed 7 times with Bala and Cow’s Milk. It is generally used for oral intake as well as external application.

Ksheerabala 3

Ksheerabala 3 is processed 3 times with Bala and Cow’s Milk. It is generally used for oral intake as well as external application.

Ksheerabala Thailam

Ksheerabala Thailam is processed 1 times with Bala and Cow’s Milk. It is generally used for oral intake as well as external application.

Pharmacological Actions

Ksheerabala oil has following medicinal properties.

  • Neuroprotective
  • Nervine Tonic
  • Antinociceptive
  • Antiepileptic
  • Antioxidant
  • Alterative
  • Anti-rheumatic or Anti-arthritic
  • Anti-osteoporotic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-gout
  • Analgesic
  • Anti-herpes
  • Uterine tonic

Dosha Karma

Ksheerabala oil primarily reduces the aggravation of Vata Dosha and pacifies associated Pitta Dosha.

Therapeutic Indications

Ksheerabala is helpful in following health conditions.

  • Vatavyadhi
  • Paralysis
  • Facial paralysis
  • Hemiplegia
  • Sciatica
  • Disorders related to lower part of the female reproductive tract – gynecological diseases
  • Abnormal dryness of the throat and mouth
  • Excessive thirst
  • Burning sensation
  • Hemorrhages
  • Epilepsy
  • Herpes
  • Hypospermia (low ejaculate)
  • Insomnia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Low Backache
  • Migraine
  • Myalgia
  • Minor vision impairment
  • Degenerative neurological diseases
  • Osteoporosis

Benefits & Medicinal Uses

Ksheerabala Thailam is the best medicine for gouty arthritis and neurological diseases. It is beneficial for restoring the health in 80 types of Vatavyadhi, as per ayurveda. It is highly beneficial in the diseases list under indication section of this article.

Ksheerabala Dosage

Ksheerabala is also taken by mouth in addition to its use as massage oil.

Internal Intake – Ksheerabala 101 Dosage

Generally, Ksheerabala 101 capsules are used for oral use.

The general dosage of Ksheerabala 101 capsules is as follows.
Children1 to 2 Capsule *
Adults2 to 4 Capsule *
Doses: 2 to 3 doses per day – Twice or Thrice a day
Adjuvant: Warm Cow’s Milk is the best adjuvant for Ksheerabala oil.  if you cannot take it with warm milk, then you can also take Ksheerabala with hot water.
Best Time to Take: An hour Before a meal or 2 hours after a meal.
* Dosage is as per Capsule containing 125 mg Ksheerabala 101 Oil.

Note: In some cases, the dosage up to 500 mg twice or thrice daily is not effective. In such cases, its dosage can be increased up to the digestibility of the patient.

Safety Profile

Ksheerabala is considerably safe for most individuals when taken as per its indications in an appropriate dosage under professional supervision.

Side Effects

There are no side effects observed with Ksheerabala internal as well external use.

In some cases where high dosage is prescribed can experience difficulty to digest Kshirabala Oil. Patients may also experience belching with the taste of the oil.

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