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

Asanavilwadi 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 ASANAVILWADI TAILAM

  • This medicine used in the management of diseases of the head ( shiras).
  • The route of administration of asanavilwadi tailam is through oil massage on the head.
  • This type of administration of medicine in Ayurveda known as abhyangam.

INDICATIONS OF ASANAVILWADI TAILAM

  • Migraine
  • Vascular headache
  • Earache
  • Hearing problems
  • Tinnitus

  INGREDIENTS OF ASANAVILWADI TAILAM

SL NOSANSKRIT NAMELATINACTION
1ASANAPterocarpus marsupiumBalances medo dhatu
2VILVAAegle marmelosBalances vata and kapha
3BALASidacordifoliaBalances vata dosha
4MADHUKAGlycyrrhiza glabraRejuvenator Beneficial effect on eyes
5AMRITATinospora cordifoliaBalances vata and pitta
6NAGARAZingiber officinaleCarminative on internal administration
7HARITHAKITerminalia chebularejuvenator
8VIBHITHAKITerminalia bellericarejuvenator
9AMALAKIEmblica officinalisrejuvenator

METHOD OF PREPARATION

Oil prepared with the decoction and paste of the above-mentioned drugs and cow’s milk. Sesame oil or coconut oil can be used for its preparation.

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, earache

DOSAGE AND USAGE

External application on the head, for karna purana ( oil instillation into the ear) 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. This alleviates vata dosha.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol.

SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • This medicine should only administer as per the direction by the physician.
  • Improper administration 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 application on the head 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 duration and eventually stop it.

                  CLASSICAL REFERENCE

  • Sahasrayoga

EQUIVALENT MEDICINES

  • Shatbindu tailam             used for headache as nasal installation
  • Anutailam

           AVAILABLE BRANDS

  • Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala
  • Nagarjuna Herbal Concentrates
  • Kerala Ayurveda
  • SNA Oushadhasala
  • Kottakkal Arya vaidya sala

       RESEARCH PAPERS

1.     Immune-Stimulatory and Therapeutic Activity of Tinospora cordifolia: Double-Edged Sword against Salmonellosis.

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jir/2017/1787803/

2.     The effect of a scalp massage on stress hormone, blood pressure, and heart rate of healthy female

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5088109/

 

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