Ksheerabala thailam is a medicated oil described in the Ayurvedic classical text book Ashtangahrudaya. The Tailam is explained in the context of ‘Vatasonitha Chikitsa’ or the treatment of ailments brought about by circulatory defects. Bala (Sida cordifolia) is processed in milk and sesame oil, in this simple but effective formula.
Ksheerabala thailam is a widely practised Ayurvedic medicine because of its multi-dimensional therapeutic effect. This is used as both internal and external medicine.
Modes of administration are Abhyanga(massage), Paana (as an internal medicine), Nasya(Nasal drop) and Anuvasana(medicated enema) depending on the condition. Dosage as directed by the physician.
For body massage, a sufficient quantity can be used, based on the area of application.
Sida cordifolia is a known tonic, astringent, emollient, and aphrodisiac. The drug is a major ingredient of several formulations in Ayurveda.
TILA TAILAM (Sesame oil)
Sesame is an important source of phytonutrients such as omega-6 fatty acids, flavanoid phenolic anti-oxidants, vitamins, dietary fibre with potential medicinal effects. Sesame oil is composed of fatty acids like linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid.
DHENUKSHEERA (Cow milk)
Cow’s milk is a good source of calcium, protein, vitamins and iodine