Ayurvedic Oils

Nisosiradi Thailam (Nishoshiradi Oil)

Nishoshiradi Tailam (also spelled as Nisosiradi Thailam, Nisosheeradi Thailam, Nisha Ushiradi Taila, Nisa Usiradi Oil) is used in the management of diabetic carbuncles, boils, and abscesses. It has antiseptic, antimicrobial and antipruritic actions. Its external application reduces pain, redness, and swelling in the clusters of the boils. Its antimicrobial ingredients help to treat the underlying infection. First, drain pus from the boils and carbuncles. Then, this oil should be applied on the regular basis. It prevents recurrence of the diabetic carbuncles. People suffering from recurrent boils, they can use it as a massage oil. In such cases, it should be applied over the whole body after taking bath.

Ingredients (Composition)

Kwath Dravya – Ingredients for Making Decoction:
Haldi (Turmeric) – Curcuma Longa864 grams
Ushira or Khas (Vetiver) – Vetiveria Zizanioides864 grams
Bala (Country Mallow) – Sida Cordifolia roots864 grams
Water20.736 litres

Prepare a decoction using water, Haldi, Ushira and Bala. Simmer the mixture to reduce it to 1/4th decoction content i.e. 5.184 liters. Then filter the decoction.

Kalka Dravya:
Elachi (Green Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum12 grams
Badi Elaichi (Black Cardamom or Nepal Cardamom) – Amomum Subulatum12 grams
Tuvaraka – Hydnocarpus Laurifolia12 grams
Kuth or Kushta (Indian Costus Root) – Saussurea Lappa12 grams
Priyangu flowers – Callicarpa Macrophylla12 grams
Jatamansi (Spikenard) – Nardostachys Jatamansi12 grams
Jaladhyamaka (Iruvale or Iruveli) – Coleus Zeylanicus12 grams
Sprikka (Malabar Catmint) – Anisomeles Malabarica12 grams
Choraka – Angelica Archangelica12 grams
Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum12 grams
Tagara – Valeriana Wallichii12 grams
Sthauneya – Taxus Baccata12 grams
Javitri (Mace) – Myristica fragrans12 grams
Hirabol (herabol myrrh) – Commiphora Myrrha12 grams
Shukti – Ostrea Edulis12 grams
vyaghranakha – capparis sepiaria12 grams
Devdaru (Deodar Cedar or Himalayan Cedar) – Cedrus Deodara12 grams
Agaru (Agarwood) – Aquilaria Agallocha12 grams
Sarala (Chir Pine) – Pinus Longifolia12 grams
Kesar (Saffron) – Crocus sativus12 grams
Keukand (Chanda) – Costus Speciosus12 grams
Guggulu – Commiphora mukul12 grams
Sal Tree (Devadhupa) – shorea robusta12 grams
Salai Guggul (Shallaki) – Boswellia Serrata12 grams
Punnaga (Sultan Champa) – Calophyllum inophyllum12 grams
Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea12 grams

Take all Kalka Dravya in powdered form and mix them in a small amount of water to make Kalka (herbal paste).

Taila Dravya – Base Oil:
Murchhita Tila Tail (Sesame Oil) –  Oil of Sesamum Indicum or Coconut Oil1296 grams

Now, mix decoction, Kalka (Herbal paste), Taila Dravya (either Sesame Oil or Coconut Oil) in a stainless steel vessel. Then, simmer the mixture until it remains the quantity of Taila Dravya and water content gets evaporated. Now, allow it to cool. Then filter the Nisosiradi Thailam and discard the residues.

Pharmacological Actions

Nisosiradi Thailam has following medicinal properties:

  • Antiseptic
  • Antimicrobial
  • Bacteriostatic
  • Antipruritic
  • Demulcent
  • Anti-inflammatory

Dosha Karma

Nisosiradi Thailam pacifies Vata Dosha and Kapha Dosha. Nisosiradi Kera Thailam also pacifies Pitta Dosha.

Therapeutic Indications

Nisosiradi Thailam is helpful in following health conditions.

  • Diabetic carbuncles
  • Boils
  • Abscesses
  • Pruritus (itching)
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Burning sensation in feet
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis

How to Use Nisosiradi Thailam

Take Nisosiradi Thailam and apply it on affected part of the skin. Leave it for several hours or overnight. For best results in diabetic carbuncles and boils, it should be applied 2 to 3 times a day.

Safety Profile

The external application of Nisosiradi Thailam is absolutely safe.

Side Effects of Nisosiradi Thailam

There are no side effects reported with the external application of Nisosiradi Thailam.


There are no absolute contraindications for Nisosiradi Thailam.

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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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