Ayurvedic Oils

Nalpamaradi Thailam (Nalpamaradi Oil)

Nalpamaradi Thailam is generally used to treat pruritus (itchy skin), scabies, dermatitis, erysipelas, herpes, eczema, and acne. It is also useful for treating pigmentation, blemishes, dark spots or skin marks, uneven skin tone, and other skin diseases etc. It can be used in any skin disease in which pruritus (intense itching) is the main concern. Therefore, it is also beneficial in skin allergies and fungal infections of the skin.

Nalpamaradi Thailam or Nalpamaradi Oil improves complexion and prevents tanning. It is commonly used for the treatment of skin diseases. It has antipruritic and soothing action. So, it gives relief from itching, burning sensation and prickling sensation occurring on the skin. When applied on the face on a regular basis, it helps to lighten complexion and improves luster. In skin diseases, it helps to repair the affected skin and promotes healing of the lesion. It is also antioxidant, which prevents early skin aging.

Ingredients (Composition) & Preparation Method

The preparation of Nalpamaradi Thailam has three components:

  1. Kalka Dravya – Herbal powder for making a paste
  2. Taila Dravya (Base Oil) – Sesame Oil
  3. Drava Dravya – Liquid content – Juices of herbs

The ingredients and preparation method of Nalpamaradi Oil is discussed below:

Bargad or Barh or Vat (Indian Banyan) – Ficus Benghalensis Bark15 grams
Pipal or Ashwatha Tree (Sacred Fig) – Ficus Religiosa Bark15 grams
Plaksha – Ficus Lacor15 grams
Udumbara – Ficus Glomerata15 grams
Amalaki (Amla or Indian Gooseberry) – Phyllanthus Emblica (Emblica Officinalis)15 grams
Bibhitaki (Bahera) – Terminalia Bellirica15 grams
Haritaki or Harad (Chebulic Myrobalan) – Terminalia Chebula15 grams
Safed Chandan (White Sandalwood) – Santalum Album15 grams
Ushira or Khas (Vetiver) – Vetiveria Zizanioides15 grams
Kuth or Kushta (Indian Costus Root) – Saussurea Lappa15 grams
Manjistha (Manjith) – Rubia Cordifolia15 grams
Chora (Smooth Angelica) – Angelica Glauca15 grams

Take above powdered herbs for making Kalka (herbal paste). Now, add a small amount of warm water and make a paste of these herbs.

Drava Dravya:
Haldi (Turmeric) Svarasa – Curcuma Longa Juice1280 ml
Pitpapra (Shahtra) Svarasa – Fumaria Indica Juice1280 ml

Extract the juices from Fresh turmeric roots and fresh Pitpapra.

Taila Dravya – Base Oil:
Murchhita Til Tail (Sesame Oil)640 ml

Now, take a stainless steel vessel and put the 640 ml Murchhita Tila Tail in it. Now, add Kalka and Drava Dravya in it. Then, simmer the mixture until it remains the quantity of Murchhita Tila Tail and water content is evaporated. Now, allow it to cool for several hours. Then filter the Nalpamaradi Thailam and discard the residues.

Pharmacological Actions

Nalpamaradi Thailam has following medicinal properties:

  • Antipruritic
  • Antioxidant
  • Antifungal
  • Demulcent

Dosha Karma

However, the effects of Nalpamaradi Oil appear on all three Dosha, but it mainly pacifies Kapha Dosha and Pitta Dosha.

Therapeutic Indications

Nalpamaradi Oil is helpful in following health conditions.

  • Pruritus
  • Dermatitis
  • Skin allergies
  • Scabies
  • Erysipelas
  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Urticaria
  • Pigmentation
  • Dark spots or skin marks
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Fungal infections – ringworm infection
  • Blemishes
  • Herpes

Nalpamaradi Thailam Benefits & Medicinal Uses

Mainly, Nalpamaradi Thailam is used to treat scabies, itchy skin, acne, herpes and skin diseases characterized by intense itching and burning sensation.


Nalpamaradi Thailam is a drug of choice in ayurveda for scabies. It is also beneficial for killing scabies mites (Sarcoptes Scabiei). It gives immediate relief from itching. It prevents secondary infections in sores that develop after continuous scratching. In dry scabies that occurs around anal orifice, scrotum, and nipples, the application of Nalpamaradi oil is sufficient. In the case of pus-filled blisters, Tankana Bhasma should be mixed in Nalpamaradi oil. Internally, Gandhak Rasayana, Maha Manjishtadi kwath, and Khadirarishta should also be taken for getting best results.

Itchy Skin (Pruritus)

The external application of Nalpamaradi Thailam helps to provide quick relief from itchy skin. Internally, Arogyavardhini Vati and Khadirarishta should be consumed.


Nalpamaradi Thailam is an effective ayurvedic medicine for acne. It acts as antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. It reduces inflammation in acne and combines with the thick and sticky sebum that clogged the skin pores, so ultimately it unclogs the pores and treats acne.


Erysipelas is an acute streptococcal infection characterized skin rashes and deep-red inflammation of the skin. Nalpamaradi Thailam application helps to reduce inflammation due to its significant anti-inflammatory. The sesame oil is a base of Nalpamaradi and it has a bacteriostatic and bactericidal action against streptococcus bacteria. In addition, the herbal ingredients present in this oil increase its anti-bacterial effects. Along with internal medicine, Nalpamaradi Oil helps to treat Erysipelas effectively.

How to Use Nalpamaradi Oil

Take a few drops of Nalpamaradi Oil and apply it on affected part of the skin. Leave it applied for at least an hour to maximize its effectiveness. It can also be left on the skin overnight to treat blemishes, hyperpigmentation and dark spots. It can be applied twice or thrice a day depending on the severity of the condition.

How many times should I use nalpadamadi thailam?

In case of skin diseases including scabies, pruritus, erysipelas, acne etc., it should be applied to affected skin 3 times a day. In other conditions, it should be used once a day.

Safety Profile

The external application of Nalpamaradi 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 Nalpamaradi Thailam.


There are no absolute contraindications for Nalpamaradi Thailam.

Is Nalpamaradi oil safe to use in pregnancy?

The external application of Nalpamaradi oil is safe to use during pregnancy.

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