ANU TAILAM- Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Anu tailam is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of diseases affecting the head. This medicine is in the form of herbal oil.

BENEFITS OF ANU TAILAM

  • This medicine used in the management of diseases of the head ( shiras).
  • The route of administration of anu taila is through nose as nasal instillation.
  • Nasal administration of medicine in Ayurveda known as nasya.
  • Nasya is the treatment procedure included under panchakarma.

INDICATIONS OF ANU TAILAM

  • Migraine
  • Sinusitis
  • Vascular headache
  • Hair fall
  • Premature greying
  • Diseases of nose, eyes, ear, throat

  INGREDIENTS OF ANU TAILAM

SL NOSANSKRIT NAMELATINACTION
1JIVANTIHolostemma adakodienRejuvenator
2JALAPlectranthus vettiveroides 
3DEVADARUCedus deodaraReduces pain
4JALADACyperus rotundusAntipyretic action
5TWAKCinnamomum zeylanicumThe beneficiary effect on respiratory diseases
6USHIRAVetiveria zizanioidesAntipyretic action
7GOPIHemidesmus indicaReduces pitta dosha
8HIMASantalum albumBalances pitta dosha, coolant effect on the body
9DARVIBerberis aristataEffective in eye diseases
10MADHUKAGlycyrrhiza glabraRejuvenator Beneficial effect on eyes
11PLAVACyperus esculentus 
12AGURUAquillaria agallochaBalances vata and kapha
13VARIAsparagus racemosusBalances vata and pitta
14PUNDRAHVASaccharumofficinarum 
15VILVAAegle marmelosBalances vata and kapha
16UTPALANymphaea stellataBalances pitta
17BRIHATISolanum indicumBalances vata and pitta
18KANTAKARISolanum xanthocarpumBalances vata and pitta
19SURABHIPhoenix pusilla 
20SALAPARNI  Desmidium gangeticumBalances vata and pitta
21PRISHNI PARNIUraria pictaBalances vata and pitta
22VIDANGAEmbelia ribesAction against infections
23ELAElettaria cardamomumBalances vata and kapha
24PATRACinnamomum tamalaEffective in cough
25RENUKAVitex agnuscstusBalances vata
26KAMALANelumbo nuciferaBalances pitta
27BALASidacordifoliaBalances vata dosha

METHOD OF PREPARATION

Decoction prepared with the above-mentioned drugs in a hundred parts of water and reduced to ten parts of taila (sesame oil). Then taila should be prepared with this decoction for ten times. During the tenth time, an equal quantity of goat’s milk also to be added. This is known as anu taila, used as nasal dropping, bestows greater benefits.

DOSHA- DUSHYA PREDOMINANCE AND ROGA MARGA

  • Dosha – This medicine is recommended for the treatment of vata, pitta, and kapha dosha imbalance.
  • Dushya-  useful in diseases affecting rasa, raktha, mamsa,asthi ,majja dhatu – pain in and around the head
  • Roga marga – This medicine can be administered in diseases affecting all roga marga

 madhyama roga marga –headache

DOSAGE AND USAGE

Anu taila is to be administered as nasal medication. The person is given a gentle massage and fomentation on forehead and face, followed by the installation of 2 to 4 drops of anu taila into each nostril or as directed by an Ayurvedic doctor.

EXERCISES AND YOGA

Yoga and Pranayama are a set of breathing and stretching exercises respectively, widely practised in the treatment of many diseases.

Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – for getting calmness to the mind provide overall health

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.                             

              RECOMMENDED DIET AND BEHAVIOUR

  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like cold, more salty, sour and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items
  • Oil massage on the head is advised. Which alleviates vata dosha
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol

SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • This medicine should only administer as per the direction by the physician.
  • It is better to avoid by women in the puerperium, patients having the first stage of rhinitis and patient with cough and breathing difficulty.
  • Improper administration and overdosage leads to side effects
  • Can this medicine be used while taking Allopathic treatments?

                    Seek your doctor’s advice if you are using this medicine along with Allopathic treatments.

  • How long the medicine can be used?

            Duration of medicinal administration is based on your stage of the disease. Before using medicine consult a physician.

  • Is this medicine habit forming?

    This medicine is not habit-forming. After using for a prescribed period gradually decrease the dose and eventually stop it.

 CLASSICAL REFERENCE

  • Ashtanga hridaya, suthrasthana – nasyavidhi

EQUIVALENT MEDICINES

  • Shatbindu tailam

           AVAILABLE BRANDS

  • Kottakkal aryavaidya sala
  • Vaidyaratnam
  • Kerala Ayurveda
  • Nagarjuna
  • SNA Oushadhasala

  RESEARCH PAPERS

  1. Study of the preventive effect of pratimarsha nasya with special reference to Anutaila

                 http://irjponline.com/admin/php/uploads/1134_pdf.pdf

  • Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis of one ayurvedic oil, anu thailam

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336685202_Gas_chromatography-mass_spectrometry_analysis_of_one_ayurvedic_oil_anu_thailam

3.     Role of Vyaghri Haritaki Avaleha and Anu Taila Nasya in the management of Dushta Pratishyaya (Chronic Sinusitis)

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/319643440_Role_of_Vyaghri_Haritaki_Avaleha_and_Anu_Taila_Nasya_in_the_management_of_Dushta_Pratishyaya_Chronic_Sinusitis

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