Ayurvedic Oils

Neelibhringadi Oil – Best Ayurvedic Hair Oil for Hair Loss & Baldness

Neelibhringadi Oil is ayurvedic and herbal hair oil helpful for promoting hair growth, and preventing hair fall and hair loss. It improves quality, smoothness and shine of the hair. It is also helpful for treating premature grey hair in young women and men. It is also used in the treatment of baldness or hair loss, dandruff and scalp itching.

Neelibhringadi Oil is generally used in Kerala State of India, but nowadays it also becomes famous other states of India as well as outside India due to its efficacy in hair loss treatment.

Ingredients (Composition)

Neelibhringadi Oil preparation is based on famous KERALIYA AYURVEDIC CLASSICAL TEXT SAHASRAYOGAM.

Herbal Juices
Neeli (True Indigo) – Indigofera Tinctoria Juice 1200 ml
Eclipta ProstrataBhringraj (Whole Plant Juice) 1200 ml
Amla Juice 1200 ml
Nariyal Doodh (Ksheer) – Coconut Milk 1200 ml
Animal Milks
Goat Milk 1200 ml
Buffalo Milk 1200 ml
Cow’s Milk 1200 ml
Base Oil
Sesame Oil (Til Tail) or Coconut Oil + 1200 ml
Herbs for Kalka (Paste)
Mulethi (Yashtimadhu) – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza Glabra 50 g
Gunja – Abrus Precatorius, Gunja roots 50 g
Anjana (Rasonth) – Berberis Aristata Extract 50 g
+ Neelibhringadi Oil can be prepared with either sesame oil or coconut oil. The preparation based on Coconut oil is called Neelibhringadi Keram, Neelibhringadi Coconut Oil or Neelibhringadi Kera Thailam.
Reference: Sahasrayogam, Tail Prakarna, Neeli Bhringadi Tail

How to Make Neelibhringadi Oil

  1. Take juices, animal milks and base oil (coconut or sesame oil).
  2. Make herbal paste (Kalka) with water or milk.
  3. Now, mix all ingredients of Neelibhringadi Oil and heat the mixture until only oil remains.
  4. The remained oil is called Neelibhringadi Oil. If coconut oil is taken as base oil, then it is called Neelibhringadi Keram or Neelibhringadi Kera Thailam or Neelibhringadi Coconut Oil.
  5. Leave the Neelibhringadi Oil with herbal residues for natural cooling for 24 to 48 hours.
  6. After that, filter Neelibhringadi Oil and discard residues.
  7. Now, Neelibhringadi Oil is ready to use.

Medicinal Properties

Neelibhringadi Oil has following healing properties.

  1. Strong Anti-dandruff
  2. Hair Growth Stimulant
  3. Strong Antimicrobial & Antibacterial (Useful In All Scalp Infections)
  4. Strong Antifungal
  5. Potent Antipruritics in scalp itching
  6. Anti-inflammatory

Therapeutic Indications

Neelibhringadi Oil is mainly described for hair loss or baldness. According to the Author of Sahasrayogam, Neelibhringadi Oil can re-grow hair on baldhead. Based on ingredients, it is beneficial and indicated in following hair problems:

  1. Hair Loss & Baldness
  2. Premature Graying of Hair
  3. Hair Fall
  4. Dandruff
  5. Itching
  6. Scalp Infections
  7. Scalp Acne
  8. Tinea Capitis – Fungal Infection

Benefits & Medicinal Uses

Neelibhringadi Oil stimulates hair growth, prevent hair fall and removes dandruff. Berberis Aristata Extract in this oil reduces scalp itching, stops acne formation, treats fungal infections.

Hair Loss & Baldness

Neelibhringadi Oil is likely to act on ANAGEN phase of hair growth. In ANAGEN phase, cells in hair roots divides rapidly and forming new hair. This is an active phase of hair growth, which may last for 2 to 6 years. In some people, this phase is shorter, so they have difficulty to grow hair. In some people, this phase is longer, so they have long hair.

Neelibhringadi Oil is likely to activate the cell divisions in the hair roots, which ultimately stimulates the ANAGEN PHASE and regrowth of hair. For this purpose, deeper absorption of the neelibringadhi thailam is essential. For having deeper absorption, 10 to 15 minutes head massage with Neelibhringadi Oil is required. Furthermore, it may also prolong the ANAGEN phase and may become beneficial for promoting hair growth.

Premature Graying of Hair

Along with nutritional supplement (for vitamins and minerals) and herbal supplement such as Amalaki Rasayana and Yashtimadhu, Neelibringadhi Thailam should be applied twice daily for the treatment of premature graying of hair.

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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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  1. Hello,

    Can we warm the oil before applying it? I have heard that warm oil massaged into the scalp is absorbed faster.

    1. Neelibhringadi oil is a coolant in nature, thus reducing the hair fall owing to stress and unnecessary heating of the head. I have been using this oil prescribed by an ayurvedic doctor for 4 months now. Hair quality has significantly improved. Heating the oil will change the properties of the oil. Please don’t do that. A good massage can help.

    1. 200 ml bottle costs under 200rs if you are in India. You can check Kottakkal ayurveda sala or KPN brand for the same.

  2. I am 24 m; I am having heavy hair fall and now my hair strength is going thin.
    Does it really work in growing hair on scalp and also I have achy scalp?

  3. Hi, I am dilipan. On2015 July, I had fungal infection on my hair. I trimmed my head I applied coconut oil it doesn’t work. Side baldness came because of itchy scalp. May 2016 to May 2017, I took homeopathic medicine. It won’t give much improvement density also, I loss trimmed. 2017 nov I trimmed my hair I took neelibrindha oil.. Now I don’t have dandruff in my hair its really work. For my side baldness, neelibrindga oil will regrow hair in side baldness?? Pls reply sir.

  4. Hi, I have purchased neelibhringadi oil kottakkal from a local shop. Does it contain coconut oil or sesame oil?

  5. Hello Dr. Jagdev Singh, I am in Riyadh and want to go back to India (Karnataka), I am looking for a OEM of Neelibhringadi hair oil, to start business in my own brand. Can you please share some contacts of OEMs who can supply unbranded oil in bulk?

  6. Hai sir am 24 years old. I have hair fall problem. My hair goes very thin. How to stop hair fall?

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