Gandha thailam- Benefits, ingredients, indications, dosage, side effects, reference, research papers, diet, exercise and FAQs

Recurrent injuries are nightmare to sports persons, regular intake of Gandha thailam prevents the chances of getting injured.


Gandha Tailam is a classical Ayurveda preparation described in the fracture management. It has wide application in all type of strains, sprains and ligament injuries. In non-healing recurrent ligament injuries, a special samana or sodhana snehapana with Gandha tail will help to avoid surgeries. The ligament injuries are always nightmares for sports persons and if you are taking mild dose of Gandha tail, it will help to strengthen the bones, muscles and ligaments and avoid the chances of getting frequent injuries.

Reference: Ashtanga hridayam Uttarastanam

Gandha Tailam from Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala


Composition of Gandha Tail

Each 10ml is prepared from

  Sanskrit Name Latin Name Weight in gms
1.        Tila Sesamum indicum 40
2.        Madhuka (Acqueous extract) Glycyrrhiza glabra 13.333
3.        Nalada Vetiveria zizaniodes .06
4.        Valaka Coleus zeylanicus .02
5.        Manjishta Rubia cordifolia .02
6.        Nakha Ostrea edulis .02
7.        Misi Peucedanum graveolena .02
8.        Punarnava Boerhaavia diffusa .02
9.        Pushkara Inula racemosa .02
10.    Bala Sida cordifolia .02
11.    Atibala Abutilon indicum .02
12.    Sariba Hemidescus indicus .02
13.    Sarala Pinus longifolia .02
14.    Sarjarasa Vatenia indica .02
15.    Devdaru Cedrus deodara .02
16.    Patmaka Prunus ceresaoides .02
17.    Pundra Saccharum officinarum .02
18.    Tuga Zea mays .02
19.    Sringi Pistacia chinensis .02
20.    Amruta Tinospora cordifolia .02
21.    Jivanti Holostemma annulare .02
22.    Ashwagandha Withania somnifera .02
23.    Satavari Asparagus racemosus .02
24.    Mudgaparni Centroseme pubescens .02
25.    Mashaparni Vinga rediata .02
26.    Madhuka Glycyrrhiza glabra .02
27.    Rasna Alpinia galanga .02
28.    Amsumati Pseudarthria viscida .02
29.    Kaseru Cyprus rotundus .02
30.    Tagar Trigonella foenum- graceum .02
31.    Nata Valeriana jatamansi .02
32.    Nagakesara Mesua ferrea .02
33.    Lodhra Symplococus reacemosa .02
34.    Ksheerasukla Ipomea paniculata .02
35.    Doorva Cynodon dactylon .02
36.    Saileya Asphaltum .02
37.    Kumkuma Crocus sativus .02
38.    Ksheera Milk 40
39.    Jala R O Water qs

Preparation of Gandha Tail:

Take Sesame seeds and bundle it in a strong cotton piece and put it in flowing water for 7 nights, followed by dipping in Milk and Madhuka decoction for 7 days each and dry in sunlight every day. Powder the sesame seeds and add following medicines – Usheer, Valaka, Manjishta,Naguna, Sathahwa, Musta, Kottam, Urakam, Bala dwaya, Akil, Chandan, Kumkuma, Sariba, Sarala, Sarjaras, Devdaru, Padmkadi gana – 1/10th of Sesame seeds and extract the oil by adding the milk prepared with Kachura, valaka, Useer, Kottam and Chandan. To that oil add pastes of Vidari, Doorva, Shilajit, Rasna, Prisniparni, Musta, Tagar, Ila, Lodra and 4 times Milk and cook to make Gandha Tail.

Indications: Strengthen bones, heals fractures, correct ligament tears, all strong chronic diseases of Vata Pita predominance.

Dosage and mode of administration: 10 drops twice daily or as per the advise of  a qualified Ayurveda Physician.


    In menisci injuries of Knee involving MCL injuries, Gandha tail along with Balaguloochyadi qwath (10: 1: 1) is a good choice to avoid surgeries.
    In ankle injuries involving anterior and posterior talofibular ligaments, Gandha tail along with Sahacharadi qwath and Dhanwantharam Avarthi is yielding good results.
    In multiple fractures, regular use of Gandha tail is hot milk will facilitate speedy perfect healing.

Diet: Vegetarian diet with less spicy fat free food.

Exercise: Depending of the severity of the injury, 21 days to 90 days immobilisation is advised. The exercises can be started only under the medical advise.

Research Papers.

The clinical evaluaton of efficacy of Gandha thailam in the management of aswakarna kandabhagna W.S.R to Colle’s fracture by Dr. Deepak.C.Nair confirms the efficacy of Gandha Thailam in fracture management.

Gandha Tailam from Aryvaidyasala, Kottakkal


Arya Vaidyasala, Kottakkal, Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala, Kerala Ayurveda, SNA Oushadhasala, AVN Madurai, AVP Coimbatore, Sitaram.

Soft gel capsules are also available now for easy intake.

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