Nishkalkan Thailam-Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Nishkalkan tailam is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of all types of headache. This medicine is in the form of herbal oil for external application.

BENEFITS OF Nishkalkan Thailam

  • This medicine is used in the management of headache.
  • As per Ayurvedic classics, it balances vata, pitta and kapha.

INDICATIONS OF Nishkalkan Thailam

  • Migraine
  • Sinusitis
  • Vascular headache
  • Stress headache

  INGREDIENTS OF Nishkalkan Thailam

1BALASidacordifoliaBalances vata dosha
2AMRITA/ GULUCHITinospora cordifoliaBalances vata and pitta
3MUDGAVigna radiataEffective in diseases of head and eyes
4MASHAVigna mungoEffective in facial palsy, hemiplegia
5SUNDIZingiber officinalis 


Oil prepared with the decoction of above-mentioned drugs, cow’s milk and sesame oil.


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

Abhyanthara and madhyama roga marga –headache


  • External application on the head as oil massage or as directed by an Ayurvedic doctor.


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.

The following yoga practices help to release the stress and improve circulation.

  • Padahasthasana (Standing Forward Bend)
  • Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)
  • Paschimottanasana (Two-legged Forward Bend)
  • Padmasana (Lotus Pose)
  • Shavasana (Corpse Pose)


  • Avoid food items which produce vata dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because vata imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items, lukewarm water
  • Avoid exposure to the cold environment.


  • This medicine is used for external application only.
  • Improper usage may lead to side effects.
  • Patient with recurrent rhinitis uses this oil only after consulting an Ayurveda physician.
  • Can this oil be used while taking Allopathic treatments for the headache?

                    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 on the head is based on your stage of the disease. Before using medicine consult a physician.

  • Can this medicine use for insomnia?

             Yes, this herbal oil is effective in insomnia.

  • Can this medicine use for sinusitis?

 Yes, this oil is effective in headache, especially sinusitis.


  • Thenginpushpadi tailam
  • Manjishtadi tailam
  • Lakshadi tailam
  • Thungadrumadi tailam


  • Vaidyaratnam

The Food and Drug Administration, United States has not evaluated these statements. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please consult your GP before the intake.

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