Shadbindu Tail (Oil) is herbal and ayurvedic medicated oil used for sinusitis and sinus infections. It is one of the famous Nasya Oils used in Ayurveda. Shadbindu oil is a main medicine used in NASYA Panchakarma Therapy. It is also useful in the treatment of septal deviations or turbinate hypertrophy.

Shadbindu Tail has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial action, so it is helpful in all types of nasal and sinus infections. It also relieves headache, treats hair fall and baldness.

Ingredients of Shadbindu Tail

The oil base of Shadbindu Tail is Sesame oil. All other herbs and herbal juices are processed in sesame oil.

LiquidsQuantity taken for preparation
Sesame Oil4 Parts (or 400 ml)
Goat’s Milk4 Parts (or 400 ml)
Bhringraj (Eclipta Alba) Juice4 Parts (or 400 ml)
Herbal PasteQuantity taken for preparation
Castor roots (Ricinus communis)1 Part (or 100 grams)
Tagara roots/Indian Valerian (Valeriana wallichi)1 Part (or 100 grams)
Indian Dill (Anethum sowa)1 Part (or 100 grams)
Jivanti (Leptadenia reticulata)1 Part (or 100 grams)
Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata)1 Part (or 100 grams)
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)1 Part (or 100 grams)
False black pepper (Embelia ribes)1 Part (or 100 grams)
Mulethi (Yashtimadhu) – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza Glabra1 Part (or 100 grams)
Ginger (Zingiber Officinale)1 Part (or 100 grams)
Rock salt1 Part (or 100 grams)

How to make Shadbindu Tail

  • Prepare herbal paste using Bhringraj (Eclipta Alba) Juice.
  • Now, mix all ingredients including sesame oil, goat’s milk, Bhringraj (Eclipta Alba) Juice and herbal paste.
  • Simmer the sesame oil with other ingredients until only oil remains.
  • Separate all residues present in the oil using fine strainer.
  • Now, Shadbindu Tail is ready and let it cool down for some time. After that, keep it in a glass container.

Therapeutics Indications

Shadbindu Tail is helpful in following diseases and symptoms.

  1. Sinusitis or sinus infections
  2. Nasal Polyps
  3. Septal deviations or turbinate hypertrophy
  4. Headache
  5. Hair fall and baldness
  6. Migraine with dull ache
  7. Teeth weakness
  8. Weak Eyesight

Uses & Benefits of Shadbindu Tail

The main action of Shadbindu Tail is on nasal cavity, sinuses and upper part of the body including brain, scalp, hairs, jawbone, mouth and eyes. Here are some main uses and benefits of Shadbindu Oil.

Sinusitis & Sinus Infections

Shadbindu Tail has anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Therefore, it can help fighting infections of sinuses and reduces inflammation in sinusitis.

Sinusitis has two main types. Acute sinusitis usually occurs due to viral, bacterial or fungal infection. However, Shadbindu Tail is not greatly effective in these cases, but it can speed up the recovery when used for instilling in the nose along with antibiotics. It helps draining mucus, reduces blockage and lowers facial pain.

In some cases, patients have thick, yellow greenish discharge from the nose and sinuses are filled with pus. In this case, Shadbindu Tail is also effective for the drainage of pus and reduces blockage.

In Chronic sinusitis, Shadbindu Tail is more effective. Nasal polyps, allergic reaction and deviated nasal septum are most common causes of chronic sinusitis. Shadbindu Tail can help eliminating all these underlying causes.

Nasal Polyp

Nasal polyp is a painless, soft and noncancerous growth in the nasal passage. It can be single or multiple. It may also present in sinuses. These polyps are common cause of chronic inflammation of upper respiratory tract and can become precipitating factor for allergies, asthma and certain immune disorders. Usually, nasal polyps result in breathing troubles, nose blockage and frequent infections. Some people may also experience loss of sense of smell.

Shadbindu Tail is effective in reducing size of nasal polyps, improving sense of smell, preventing frequent infections and reducing nasal blockage. It shrinks the size of nasal polyp and then helps eliminating it complete. It may take 3 to 6 months course with Shadbindu Tail to get rid of nasal polyps completely.

Dosage & Administration

The general dosage is about 2 to 6 drops instillation in each nostril. Usually, your ayurvedic doctor would suggest you using it in the morning (According to ayurveda KAPHA KALA).

In NASYA therapy, panchakarma therapist can use 4 to 12 drops of Shadbindu Tail in each nostril or as per your health condition and main symptoms.

Caution & Side Effects

Shadbindu Tail is an ayurvedic medicine used for nasal instillation. Therefore, Shadbindu Tail can cause nasal irritation, which can stay for 15 minutes to 2 hours. You can also have sneezing immediately after using it. It is normal and occurs in every patients taking NASYA Panchakarma Therapy.


In following conditions, you should not use Shadbindu oil.

  • Nasal trauma or injuries
  • Allergic reaction to any of its ingredient
  • Loss of physical strength
  • Pregnancy