Named after ‘Lord Dhanwantari’, the deity of Ayurveda, this rich, gold-tinted oil is a versatile combination of herbal drugs in a nourishing base of sesame oil. Abhyanga or ‘oil massage’ is an important part of the Dinacharya (Daily routine) prescribed by Ayurvedic literature. Scriptures suggest the use of suitable oils massaged in the direction of hair growth and around joints, to pacify aggravated doshas and maintain balance.
‘Mezhukupaka’ refers to the specific method of preparation adopted. The processing of this taila is such that it is compatible for internal use. It is used widely for pana (drinking), nasya (nasal administration) and vasti (medicated enemea) in sever cases of vata aggravation.
Pacifies erratic ‘vata-dosha’ in the body.
Dasamoola or the anti-inflammatory group of ten roots along with Bala, Devadaru, Kushta and Rasna pacify all aspects of vata derangement like pain, edema, dryness, roughness and loss of mobility.
Heals degenerative joints
Ashwagandha, Shatavari and similar nourishing drugs are also an important part of the combination. It reaches deep into degenerative joints to nourish and heal in a holistic manner. Improves nerve function.
Ideal during pregnancy and child-birth
Pre-natal and post-natal period is characterised by vata aggravating in the bowel and pelvic region. Mild massage with this nourishing oil greatly relaxes the expecting woman and prepares her for labour. In the delivered woman, massage with Dhanwantaram taila helps in regaining lost strength.
Massage with Dhanwantaram taila is highly recommended as a routine affair in geriatric patients. It helps in improving joint strength and mobility. It is a simple but effective way to overcome rigidity and general fatigue associated with ageing.
Dasamoola (Group of 10 anti-inflammatory roots)
Breaks inflammatory pathways in the body.
Bala (Sida cordifolia)
Strengthens bones, muscles and joints.
Yashtimadhu (Glycirrhiza glabra)
Pacifies the heat and acidity of deranged pitta in the body.
Devadaru (Cedrus deodara)
Relieves pain and edema.