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

Balaswagandhadi tailam is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of diseases affecting muscles, bones and joints. This medicine is in the form of herbal oil.

BENEFITS OF BALASWAGANDHADI TAILAM

  • This medicine is used in the management of muskulo skeletal disorders.
  • The administration of balaswagandhadi tailam is through oil massage on the body, especially on joints.
  • This type of administration of medicine in Ayurveda known as abhyangam.

INDICATIONS OF BALASWAGANDHADI TAILAM

  • Joint pain
  • Muscle ache
  • Paralysis
  • Neuralgia
  • Joint stiffness

  INGREDIENTS OF BALASWAGANDHADI TAILAM

SL NOSANSKRIT NAME       LATINACTION
1BALASidacordifoliaBalances vata dosha
2ASWAGANDHAWithania somniferaThe beneficiary effect in the nervous system
3LAKSHALaccifer laccaHelps in the healing of the bone fracture
4USHIRAVetiveria zizanioidesAntipyretic action
5RAKTA CHANDANAPterocarpus santalinusBalances kapha and pitta, relieves fever
6DEVADARUCedus deodaraReduces pain
7YASHTIMADHUGlycyrrhiza glabraRejuvenator Beneficial effect on eyes
8AGURUAquillaria agallochaBalances vata and kapha
9HARIDRAcurcuma longaAntibacterial action
10KUSHTASaussurea lappaBalances vata and kapha
11RASNApluchea lanceolataBalances vata
12MUSTANutgrass/ Cyperus rotundusAntipyretic action
13SHATAHVAAnethum sowa 
14MANJISHTARubia cordifoliaEffective in skin diseases
15SARIVAHemidesmus indicaReduces pitta dosha
16CHORAKAAngelica glaucaBalances kapha vata
17PADMAKESARANelumbo nuciferaBalances pitta
18DURVACynodon dactylon 
19KUMUDANymphaea stellataBalances pitta
20KAUNTIVitex agnus 

METHOD OF PREPARATION

Oil prepared with the decoction of bala, aswagandha, laksha and paste of rest of the above-mentioned drugs, mastu (supernatant liquid of curd) and Sesame oil.

DOSHA- DUSHYA PREDOMINANCE AND ROGA MARGA

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

DOSAGE AND USAGE

External application on the body especially on joints 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 exposure to the cold environment.
  • Avoid heavy exercises which further aggravate degenerated conditions.

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 affected area 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

  • Rasnadi tailam
  • Mahamasha tailam
  • Satahwadi tailam
  • Dhanwantharam Tailam

           AVAILABLE BRANDS

  • Kottakkal Arya vaidya sala
  • Nagarjuna
  • Vaidyaratnam

       RESEARCH PAPERS

1.     A pilot study investigating the effects of Ayurvedic Abhyanga massage on subjective stress experience

https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/physioanatomical-explanation-of-abhyanga-an-ayurvedic-massage-technique-for-healthy-life-2573-4555-1000252-95904.html

2.     Physio-Anatomical Explanation of Abhyanga: An Ayurvedic Massage Technique for Healthy Life

https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/physioanatomical-explanation-of-abhyanga-an-ayurvedic-massage-technique-for-healthy-life-2573-4555-1000252-95904.html

3.     A Prospective, Randomized Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Safety and Efficacy of a High-Concentration Full-Spectrum Extract of Ashwagandha Root in Reducing Stress and Anxiety in Adults

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3573577/#:~:text=The%20findings%20suggest%20that%20high,adults%20who%20are%20under%20stress.

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