Kshara tailam is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of diseases affecting the ear. This medicine is in the form of herbal oil.
BENEFITS OF KSHARA TAILAM
- This medicine used in the management of diseases of the ear.
- The medicine is used for karnapoorana (ear instillation).
INDICATIONS OF KSHARA TAILAM
- Ear inflammation
- Pus discharge from the ear
- Ear infections
- Otitis media
INGREDIENTS OF KSHARA TAILAM
|SL NO||SANSKRIT NAME||LATIN||ACTION|
|2||SWARJIKA KSHARA||Sodium bicarbonate|
|3||YAVA KSHARA||Kshara of barley|
|4||SAUVARCHALA LAVANA||Sochal salt||Carminative, balances vata|
|5||SAINDHAVA LAVANA||Rock salt||Carminative, balances vata, pitta, kapha|
|6||VIDA LAVANA||Black salt||Balances kapha and vata|
|7||SAMUDRA LAVANA||Common salt||Carminative, balances vata|
|8||ROMAKA LAVANA||Sambhar salt||Carminative, balances vata|
|13||KUSHTA||Saussurea lappa||Effective in inflammation|
|14||DEVADARU||Cedus deodara||Reduces pain|
|16||SHATAHVA||Anethum sowa||Carminative on internal administration|
|17||MUSTA||Cyperus rotundus||Antipyretic action|
|18||RASANJANA||Extract of Berberis aristata||Balances vata and pitta|
|20||BEEJAPOORA SWARASA||Lemon juice extract|
METHOD OF PREPARATION
Oil prepared with the above-mentioned drugs and sesame oil.
DOSHA- DUSHYA PREDOMINANCE AND ROGA MARGA
- Dosha – This medicine is recommended for the treatment of vata, kapha dosha imbalance.
- Dushya- useful in diseases affecting rasa, raktha, mamsa ,asthi,majja dhatu – diseases of the ear.
- Roga marga – This medicine can be administered in diseases affecting all roga marga
madhyama roga marga – diseases affecting the ear.
DOSAGE AND USAGE
- This oil is instilled into the ear as karnapoorana 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 – Effective in respiratory diseases, cleans the respiratory passage
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.
- Oil massage on the head is advised. This alleviates vata dosha.
- Avoid exposure to the cold environment.
SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS
- This medicine is used for external application only.
- Improper usage may lead to side effects.
- Can this oil be used while taking Allopathic treatments for otitis media?
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are using this oil along with Allopathic treatments.
- How long this herbal oil can be used?
Duration of oil application is based on your stage of the disease. Before using medicine consult a physician.
- Can this medicine use for ear inflammation?
Yes, this herbal oil is effective in-ear inflammation as karnapoorana (instillation).
- Sargadhara samhita
- Ashtanga hridaya
- Nirgundyadi tailam
- Dipika tailam
- Kottakkal Arya vaidya sala
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