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

Sahacharadi 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 used in the management of neuromuscular diseases as oil massage.
  • This type of administration of medicine in Ayurveda known as abhyangam.
  • As per Ayurvedic classics, it balances vata dosha.
  • This medicine is also recommended for internal administration.


  • Tremors
  • Paralysis
  • Psychotic diseases
  • Convulsions
  • Rhinitis
  • Gynaecological diseases
  • Swelling  of joints
  • Joint stiffness
  • Neuralgia
  • Sciatica
  • Low backache


1SAHACHARAStrobilanthes ciliatesBalances vata
2KUSHTASaussurea lappaEffective in inflammation
3DEVADARUCedus deodaraReduces pain
4CHORAKAAngelica glaucaBalances kapha vata
5JATAMAMSINardostachys jatamansiThe beneficiary effect on the nervous system
6ELAElettaria cardamomumBalances vata and kapha
7USHIRAVetiveria zizanioidesAntipyretic action
8VILWAAegle marmelousCarminative
9AGNIMANTHAPremna corymbosaBalances vata and kapha
10SYONAKAOroxylum indicumCarminative
11GAMBHARIGmelina arboreaCarminative
12PATALASterospermum suaveolensBalances vata and kapha
13SHALAPARNIDesmodium gangeticumCarminative
14PRISHNIPARNIUraria pictaBalances vata, pitta, kapha
15BRIHATISolanum indicumCarminative
16KANTAKARISolanum xanthocarpumBalances kapha and vata
17GOKSHURATribulus terrestrisDiuretic action
18SPRIKKAAdenosma indiana 
19NAKHACapparis zeylanica 
20NALIKAHibiscus cannabinus 
21HRIBERAPavonia odorataAntipyretic action
22SHATAHVAAnethum sowaCarminative on internal administration
23SHAILEYAConvolvulus pluricaulis 
24CHANDANASantalum albumBalances pitta dosha, coolant effect on the body
25TURUSHKAHydnocarpus laurifoliaEffective in skin diseases
26MANJISHTARubia cordifoliaEffective in skin diseases
27PRIYANGUCallicarpa macrophylla 
28SHATAVARIAsparagus racemosusRejuvenator aphrodisiac
29NATAValeriana wallichiThe beneficiary effect on the skin
30AGURUAquillaria agallochaBalances vata and kapha


Oil prepared with the decoction of sahachara, shatavari, dasamoola, cow’s milk, the paste of rest of the above-mentioned drugs, 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 – tremors, psychotic diseases


  • External application on the affected area as oil massage or oral administration 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.

*     Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

*     Child’s Pose (Balasana)

*     Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar)

  • Parvatasana   – It is greatly beneficial in treating paralysis by strengthening the nervous system and the muscles. Parvatasana which translates to Mountain pose helps in restraining paralytic parts of the body by stretching the spinal cord, abdomen and muscle arms.
  • Siddhasana   – This yogic posture is said to cure Paralysis by awakening the body’s energy centres called the ‘chakras.’


  • 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.


  • Ashtangahridaya – vatavyadhi chikilsa


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


  • Vaidyaratnam
  • Nagarjuna
  • Kerala ayurveda
  • Pankaja kasthuri


1.     Pharmaceutico-analytical study of sahacharadi taila and its 7 avarti


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

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