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.
Dhanwantharam thailam is an essential part of the prenatal and post-natal regimen. Massage during pregnancy with the Dhanwantharam thailam helps to strengthen the muscles and makes them strong enough to hold the fetus, which later helps in facilitating childbirth.
Bala (Sida cordifolia)
The Ayurvedic system of medicine considers Bala or Sida cordifolia as a tonic, astringent, emollient, and aphrodisiac. The drug also forms a chief ingredient of several important formulations and preparations in Ayurveda. Internally, bala is believed to be a very effective nervine tonic and rasayana for all kinds of vata disorders.
Yava (Hordeum vulgare Linn.)
Commonly known as barley, it belongs to family Poaceae. Yava is a famous Shukadhanya (cereal) used in Indian systems of medicines viz., Ayurveda and used in different medicinal preparations as well as in dietary form for many santarpanajanya roga like Prameha (diabetes), Kustha (leprosy) and Medoroga (obesity) etc.
Kulatha ( Dolichos biflora)
Kulatha is one such dietary article having multiplicity in use from time immemorial. It can be utilised in different therapeutic conditions as food and also as medicine. They are good sources of proteins.t has been included under the Pathyas of many diseases such as Prameham, Amavatam, Swasam etc.
Devdaru (Cedrus deodara)
Cedrus deodara or Himalayan Cedar is very effective in neurological disorders, asthma, pruritus, infested wound. Devadaru is also effective in arthritis and headache.
Chandana (Sanctalum album)
The addition of sandalwood or chandan nourishes the skin by reducing pimples, acne marks, blemishes, suntan, dullness and excess oil from the skin. This potent herb pacifies Pitta doshas, cleanses the skin, reduces inflammation and effectively treats conditions like diarrhoea and piles.
Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus)
Known for its refreshing coolant action, blood purifying effect & Pitta pacifying properties. Sariva detoxifies the ‘ama’ (toxins). Hence it is very useful in gout, arthritis, chronic rheumatic disorder and glandular swellings and beneficial in burning micturition and yellowish urine.
Kushta (Sausseria lappa)
Kushta is a widely used drug in Ayurveda that has a good anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial property. It also helps in preventing infections.
Thagara (Valeriana wallichii)
It calms the mind by interfering with brain chemicals (GABA) that communicate information between the nerve cells in the brain. Induces good sleep and reduced stress.
Vacha (Acorus calamus Linn.)
It is a traditional Indian medicinal herb, which is practised to treat a wide range of health ailments, including neurological, gastrointestinal, respiratory, metabolic, kidney, and liver disorders. The root (rhizome) is used to make medicine. Despite safety concerns, calamus is used for gastrointestinal (GI) problems including ulcers, inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis), intestinal gas (flatulence), upset stomach and loss of appetite (anorexia).
Punarnava (Boerrhavia diffusa)
A potent Ayurvedic has immense health benefits and has been in use since ancient times in treating a host of health anomalies. Commonly known as Hogweed, Sterling, Tarvine in English, Mukarati Kirei in Tamil, Raktakunda, and Shothaghni in Sanskrit, it is popularly used in folklore medicine too. Punarnava has powerful analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, which is extremely beneficial in reducing joint and muscle pain, thereby reducing the chances of chronic autoimmune inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.
Aswagandha (Withania somnifera)
Ashwagandha is commonly used for stress management. It is a powerful ‘adaptogen’ and found effective in modulating brain function. Ashwagandha contains chemicals that might help calm the brain, reduce swelling (inflammation), lower blood pressure, and alter the immune system.
Yashtimadhu (Indian liquorice)
These roots obtained from the Glycyrrhiza glabra tree help in pacifying the Pitta doshas like piles, anemia, and controls the vata doshas like urinary incontinence, urinary retention, improve wound healing and reduces inflammation.
Hareetaki (Terminalia chebula)
Popularly known as Indian walnut for its innumerable benefits or Indian hog plum in English, it is extremely valuable for its role in improving hair health. It is useful for treating scalp infections like dandruff, itching and hair fall. It also strengthens them from the roots, prevents breakage and loss of hair and bestows silky soft, smooth hair.
Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
Commonly known as the Indian gooseberry is high in Vitamin C and natural antioxidants known as flavonoids and polyphenols. When used for hair treatments, it is found to strengthen and condition follicles down to the roots. Amla oil can promote hair growth, reduce dandruff, and prevent the greying of hair.
Vibhithaki (Terminalia bellerica)
Known as beach almonds or Bedda nut tree, it is rich in Vitamin C, and other antioxidants that nourishes the hair roots. Bibhitaki helps in making the roots of the hair stronger, minimizing hair fall and preventing premature greying of hair strands.
The anti-bacterial properties of bael pacify Vata and Kapha doshas and cures and prevent many skin infections.
Agnimantha (Premna integrifolia)
The extracts of Agnimantha play a vital role in improving skin glow and texture. It prevents dark circles, blemishes, breakouts, scars left after the healing of acne, suntans, and various signs of ageing and provides a natural radiance to the skin.
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