Ayurvedic Oils

Malatyadi Tailam Benefits, How to Use and Ingredients

Malatyadi Tailam is an ayurvedic medicated oil indicated in Alopecia Areata, Dandruff, Tinea capitis, seborrheic eczema, and other scalp conditions. Its regular use helps in hair growth and prevents further baldness. In most cases of alopecia, hair grows back but often fall out again. Malatyadi oil helps in growing hair back and prevents falling out of hair. It also reduces scalp itching and flaking skin due to dandruff.

Ingredients (Composition)

Malatyadi Tailam is made from:

Malati leaves – Jasminum grandiflorum 100 grams
Kaner root bark – Nerium indicum 100 grams
Karanja seeds – Pongamia pinnata 100 grams
Chitrak root bark – Plumbago zeylanica 100 grams
Sesame Oil 1000 ml
Water 4000 ml

How to Make Malatyadi Tailam

  1. Take all herbs as per described in the above table. Wash each herb properly.
  2. Crush all herbs and mix in water to make a paste.
  3. Then take brass, copper or iron pot. Pour sesame oil in that pot.
  4. Now, add herbs paste and water in sesame oil. Swirl the vessel to mix all ingredients.
  5. Now, turn on the stove and place the vessel with this mixture on the stove. Let it first boil. After boiling, slow the heat and cook this mixture until only oil remains.
  6. Let the oil to cool naturally.
  7. After a few hours, strain the oil through a cheesecloth.
  8. Now, Malathyadi Thailam is ready to use.

If coconut oil is used instead of sesame oil, then it is called Malatyadi Kera Tailam. Malatyadi Kera Tailam is best for people living in warmer places. Malatyadi Tailam prepared from sesame oil is good for people living in colder places.

Malatyadi Tailam Indications

  • Indralupta or Alopecia or baldness.
  • Dandruff.
  • Folliculitis.
  • Tinea capitis.
  • Seborrheic eczema (seborrheic dermatitis).

Malatyadi Tailam Benefits & Uses

Malatyadi Tailam benefits in the treatment of scalp infections and baldness. It reduces scalp itching and flakes. Let’s dig into its benefits and uses in detail in a few conditions:

Indralupta (Alopecia areata)

Indralupta is a primary indication for the use of Malatyadi Tailam. It is compared with alopecia areata and scalp infection. Hair loss is its primary sign.

In this condition, Malatyadi oil stimulates hair growth, prevents further falling out of hair and manages the scalp infections.

Hair loss in patches is also observed in a fungal infection. The main ingredients actually control the scalp infections with their potent antimicrobial and antifungal properties.


In the case of Dandruff, Malatyadi Tailam works in kapha type dandruff in which flakes are white and greasy and scalp itching is a primary concern. This condition is comparable with seborrheic dermatitis. In this condition, this oil provides maximum results.

How to Use Malatyadi Tailam

  1. Apply oil to the scalp and roots of the hair.
  2. Do a gentle scalp massage for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Leave it applied on the scalp overnight.
  4. Wash your head in the morning with Amla Water or paste made of amla and lemon.
  5. Repeat this process 3 times a week.

When do I see the results?

In the case of dandruff, seborrheic eczema, tinea capitis, and folliculitis, the results can be seen within 4 weeks. In the case of alopecia areata or baldness, you may have to wait for about 6 months to see the positive and noticeable results. However, if hair loss occurs due to scalp infection, you may get good results within 4 weeks of its use.

  1. Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Chapter 60, Kshudra Roga Chikitsa, Verse 138.

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