Product Highlight: Kshirabala Tailam

Product Highlight: Kshirabala Tailam

For Practitioners and Doctors Product Highlight

Kottakkal USA_Kshirabala Tailam

Kshirabala Tailam is most renowned in the Ayurvedic community for managing all types of acute and chronic rheumatic disorders. We have three different Kshirabala products for whatever your needs may be!

The oils can be administered both internally and externally and comes in 200 ml bottles and 5-liter cartons from Kottakkal Ayurveda.

Kshirabala 101 is processed 101 times and available in 10 ml bottles and softgel capsules (internal). 

Common Disorders Treated/Managed by Kshirabala

  • Vatavyadhi
  • Paralysis
  • Facial paralysis
  • Hemiplegia
  • Sciatica
  • Gynecological disorders
  • Excessive thirst
  • Burning sensation
  • Hemorrhages
  • Epilepsy
  • Herpes
  • Hypospermia (low ejaculate)
  • Insomnia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Low Backache
  • Migraine
  • Myalgia
  • Minor vision impairment
  • Degenerative neurological disorders
  • Osteoporosis

How to Use Internally

Kshirabala Tailam is administered internally in three ways: the mouth, nose or rectum. Of these, the mouth is the most common; it allows for small or large doses, depending in the strength of the person. If the person has strong digestive power, a larger dose of 12 to 25 ml may be taken on an empty stomach. This is the most effective treatment to help disorders if a strict pathyam (diet) is followed.

  1. When the patient has an empty stomach in the morning, heat the oil by placing the bottle in hot water.
  2. After administration, the person should lie down on their left side until the oil is digested.
  3. Two or three hours afterward ingestion, drink a cup of hot water, as that will stimulate digestion.
  4. When the tailam is completely digested, the person will be free from any smell or taste of the tailam.
  5. At this point it is recommended to take a bath in tepid water and eat food suitable for the disorder as directed by an Ayurvedic physician.

Kshirabala and Your Diet

  • Food restrictions while taking Kshirabala include buttermilk, chiles, tamarind, or anything that is likely to upset digestion.
  • Alcohol in any form is not recommended.
  • Wheat and old rice are preferable diet staples during this time.
  • Navara (shashtika) may be used freely as food.
  • Ghee, rock salt, ginger, pepper, sugar and warm goat milk should be included in the diet.
  • A weak infusion (400 ml. to 600 ml. of water) of cumin seed is a suitable drink.
  • A little asafetida in your food may be used in chronic rheumatism but not in acute.
  • The person should be comfortable in a room free from too much cold, dampness, heat or fire.

Kshirabala and Your Routine

While you or your patient is taking Kshirabala, water boiled with certain herbs should be used for purposes of washing, bathing, fomentation or vapor baths.

The water should be boiled with the following herbs: leaves of eranda, bark of sigru, root of bala, prasarini, leaves of arka and brihat panchamula.

One palam or 48 grams of these herbs should be bruised and used for one gallon of water and the same should be boiled till the quantity of water is reduced to three fourths. This water may be used tepid warm or hot according to the comfort of the person. This is the best water for use in rheumatism, but in some acute cases water boiled with Kokilaksha (Hygrophila auriculata) or Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) will be more beneficial. The person should bathe once every third or fourth day.

Kshirabala Tailam or any suitable oil should always be used on the head before bathing, along with a body paste of kulatha (horse-gram) or any other harmless soap to remove the oil.

Sleeping during the day or staying awake at night is not recommended, however if the person is restless at night sleeping late in the morning is recommended.

If the person is weak and cannot observe strict pathyam it is better to take the tailam in small doses, 10 to 60 drops as anupanam for a longer time with a suitable decoction (Kashaya). Generally, for all types of rheumatism the post treatment is Dhanwantharam Kashayam. Although some Ayurvedic physicians think that Valiya Rasnadi Kashayam in chronic cases and Cheriya Rasnadi Kashayam in acute cases is more effective. Vidaryadi Kashayam is best, for spasmodic bowels, disorders of the lungs, atrophy of the nerves, debility, emaciation, and heart disorders. Dosage is 15 ml of kashayam mixed with 40ml of boiled water once it is cooled. A weak infusion of cumin seed water may also be mixed with the same dose. The same Pathyam is followed but not as strict. Take kashayam twice per day one hour or less before meals.

Some Ayurvedic physicians say that if the disorder has affected parts above the shoulder the medicine should be taken at night after food. But taking it early in the morning is in no way less effect. When high fever is present Kshirabala Tailam cannot be used internally, especially in full doses. In all kinds of rheumatism affecting the face, head, shoulder, or the nerve centers, nasyam also should be done once or twice a day according to the severity of the case. It will also give instant relief to hemicrania and other severe head-aches not due to cold or phlegm. As a rule, nasyam should not be done at night.

Apply Kshirabala Tailam to the face and neck and foment with a piece of flannel soaked in the water prescribed above for 5 to 10 minutes and massage thoroughly. The person should lie on their back in warm bed and room away from cold or drafts. Keeping the head slightly lower than the feet, insert a nasya tube made of rubber or leaf into one of the nostrils and pour the lukewarm tailam through the tube. Then close the other nostril with a thumb and blow in the tube forcibly to force the tailam far into the nose. Then insert the same tube into the other nostril and repeat the same process. This forces all the oil through both the nostrils. The exact dose for nasym is only 6 to 10 drops, and no more. The proper time for nasyam is from 7 to 8 a.m. When the person feels the need have them get up and spit the phlegm and rinse the mouth with warm water. Bathing should not be done before or after nasyam.

To administer Kshirabala Tailam to the rectum it is given as enema, Snehavasti, dose of which is 25 to 100 ml.

External Applications:

Though the internal administration of Kshirabala tailam is the most effective treatment in rheumatism, its external use is highly effective. Some Ayurvedic physicians say that Pizhichil, a kind of external application known only to Malayalee Vaidya, is more effective than internal use; but its internal applications combined will be far more effect when combined application is given.

  • Abhyangais the smearing or massaging of tailam over the head and body.
  • Sekais pouring warm tailam on the head or body in a thin stream for a specified amount of time.
  • Pizhichilis the pouring of tailam over the body followed by massage.
  • Pichuis placing a pad of cloth on the head soaked in warm tailam.
  • Sirovasthi retains a quantity of warmed tailam on the head by fitting a leather cap around the head which retains the tailam.

In severe cases, such as traumatic tetanus, opisthotonos, emprosthotonous, pleurosthotonus, etc., the body should remain immersed in the tailam (warm) for some days or even weeks in addition to the internal administration and persistent application of the tailam on the head.

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Kottakkal Ayurveda products and this information is not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention of any disease. If you have serious, acute, or chronic health problems, please consult a trained health professional. If you are seeking the medical advice of a trained Ayurvedic practitioner or doctor, call (800) 215-9934 or email us at and we will provide you with one of our affiliated Ayurvedic professionals. Check with your doctor before taking herbs when pregnant or nursing.
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