PRABHANJANA VIMARDANAM THAILAM-Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Prabhanjana vimardanam thailam is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of neuromuscular diseases. This medicine is in the form of herbal oil for external and internal application.


  • This medicine is specially used in the management of neuromuscular and joint diseases like arthritis as oil massage.
  • This type of administration of medicine in Ayurveda known as abhyangam.
  • It can be also given orally and as vasthi (medicated enema).
  • As per Ayurvedic classics, it balances vata dosha.


  • Swelling  of joints
  • Neuralgia
  • Cervical spondylitis
  • Paralysis
  • Facial palsy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Low backache
  • Abdominal colic
  • Painful abscesses
  • Hernia


1BALASidacordifoliaBalances vata dosha
2KUSHTASaussurea lappaEffective in inflammation
3DEVADARUCedus deodaraReduces pain
4SHIGRU      Moringa oleiferaRejuvenator
5ARKACalotropis proceraBalances vata dosha
6ELAElettaria cardamomumBalances vata and kapha
7VARUNACrataeva nurvalaBalances medo dhatu and kapha dosha
8VILWAAegle marmelousCarminative
9AGNIMANTHAPremna corymbosaBalances vata and kapha
10SYONAKAOroxylum indicumCarminative
11GAMBHARIGmelina arboreaCarminative
12PATALASterospermum suaveolensBalances vata and kapha
13SHUNDIZingiber officinaleCarminative
14SARSHAPABrassica campestrisAntibacterial action
15KARANJAPongamia pinnatagastroprotective property
16ERANDARicinus communisBalances vata dosha
17KORANTA ( SAHACHARA)Barleria prionitisBalances vata dosha
18PRASARINIPaederia foetida 
19CHITRAKAMPlumbago zeylanicaCarminative on internal administration
20VACHAAcorus calamusThe beneficiary effect in the nervous system
21JATAMAMSINardostachys jatamansiThe beneficiary effect on the nervous system
22SHATAHVAAnethum sowaCarminative on internal administration
23RASNApluchea lanceolataBalances  vata
24CHORAKAAngelica glaucaBalances kapha vata
25SARALAPinus roxburghi
26KATUKIPicrorhiza kurroabalances pitta
27KALANUSARIKATrigonella foenumgraecum
28SHATAVARIAsparagus racemosusRejuvenator aphrodisiac
29ASWAGANDHAWithania somniferaRejuvenator
30SAINDHAVA LAVANARock saltbalances vata, pitta, kapha
31TAGARAValeriana wallichiThe beneficiary effect on the skin


Oil prepared with the decoction of bala, shatavari, shigru, varuna, arka, karanja, eranda, koranta, aswagandha, prasarini, brihat panchamoola, cow’s milk, the paste of rest of the above-mentioned drugs, cow’s milk, dadhi ( curd), kanjika (fermented rice water) and Sesame oil.


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

 madhyama roga marga – arthritis, facial palsy


  • External application on the affected area as oil massage or oral administration or as vasthi (enema therapy) 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.

  • Avoid heavy exercises which further aggravate degenerated conditions.
  • Below mentioned yoga practices are effective in joint stiffness and arthritis.

v  Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

v  Child’s Pose (Balasana)

v  Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar)

  • Below mentioned yoga practices are effective in facial palsy
  • Eyebrow Exercises – Continue holding your eyebrow in the raised state till the corner of your mouth or cheek begins to move. Wrinkle your forehead.
  • Lip Exercises – Puff your cheeks out with air in them. Now, hold your air-puffed lips shut ensuring that no air escapes out. Hold your puffed cheeks for 3 to 5 seconds.
  • Nose Exercises – Wrinkle up your nose, Sniffle, Have a deep breath through your nostrils and try to flare your nostrils.
  • Eye Exercises – Look down. Keep your neck straight and without bending it look down, this helps in exercising your eye and eyelids.
  • Neck and Chin Exercises – Wrinkle or harden your chin


  • 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, cow’s milk
  • Oil massage on body advised. Which alleviates vata dosha


  • This medicine is used for internal and external application.
  • Improper usage may lead to side effects.
  • Can this oil be used while taking Allopathic treatments for rheumatoid arthritis?

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

  • How long this oil can be used?

            Duration of oil application on the joints is based on your stage of the disease. Before using medicine consult a physician.

  • Can this medicine used for degenerative arthritis?

             Yes, this oil is effective in degenerative joint diseases like osteoarthritis.


  • Sahasrayoga


  • Kottamchukkadi Taila
  • Ksheerabala tailam
  • Sudhabala tailam
  • Cheriya bala tailam



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