Mahachandanadi Oil is a medicated oil described in the Ayurvedic classical textbook Bhaishajyaratnavali. This medicated oil is a combination of several herbs like Chandana (Santalum album), Guloochi (Tinospora cordifolia),Usheera (Vetiveria zizanioides) and Aswagandha (Withania somnifera) etc. infused into a grounding base of sesame oil.
Mahachandanadi oil helps to reduce burning sensation of the body and reduced sleep.
Features and benefits of Mahachandanadi Oil –
- Mahachandanadi oil is used for application over head and body.
- Application over head provides good sleep and reduces stress.
- Mahachandanadi oil also helps to reduce the burning sensation over the body. It effectively pacifies the heat of Pitta.
For massage and for application over the head, a sufficient quantity of Mahachandanadi oil can be used, based on the area of application.
CHANDANA (Santalum album)
Chandana have many properties like anti-allergic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-oxidant, blood purifier, analgesic, antipyretic, etc. It has a cooling effect too.
USHIRA (Vetiveria zizanioides)
The plant possesses properties like anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, calming, sedative, tonic, healing effects etc.
MADHUKA (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
This plant has lot of medicinal properties like anti-microbial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antitussive, antiviral, antiulcer, hepatoprotective, antiallergic etc.
SARIVA (Hemidesmus indicus)
It possesses cooling effect.
BALA (Sida cordifolia)
Sida cordifolia is a known tonic, astringent, emollient, and aphrodisiac. The drug is a major ingredient of several formulations in Ayurveda.
MANJISHTA (Rubia Cordifolia)
Plant has many pharmacological actions like blood purifier, anti-acne, anti-dysentric, astringent, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective activity etc.
SHATHAVARI (Asparagus racemosus)
Pharmacological activities include galactagogue effect, antisecretory, antiulcer, antitussive, adaptogenic, antibacterial, hepatoprotective and cardiovascular activities.
ASWAGANDHA (Withania somnifera)
The pharmacological activities of Aswagandha include antimicrobial, anticancer, immunomodulatory, neuroprotective, stress-relieving activities.
GULUCHI (Tinospora cordifolia)
The plant show activities like antioxidant, anti-microbial, anti-toxic, anti-diabetic, immunomodulatory, hepatoprotective activities.
KUMARI (Aloe vera)
Aloe Vera shows wound healing, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, cooling effects, anti-cancer and immunomodulatory activities etc.
TILA THAILAM (Sesame oil)
Sesame is an important source of phytonutrients such as omega-6 fatty acids, flavanoid phenolic anti-oxidants, vitamins, dietary fiber with potential medicinal effects. Sesame oil is composed of fatty acids like linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid.