Nalpamaradi Thailam (Nalpamaradi Oil)

Nalpamaradi Oil Ingredients, Benefits, Uses & Side Effects


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 also has antioxidant action, which prevents early skin aging.

Nalpamaradi Thailam is generally used to treat pigmentation, blemishes, dark spots or skin marks, uneven skin tone, dermatitis, eczema 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, scabies, herpes, and fungal infections of the skin.

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 Pitta Dosha.

Therapeutic Indications

Nalpamaradi Oil is helpful in following health conditions.

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

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.

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.

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