Mahamasha thailam is a medicated oil described in the Ayurvedic classical textbook Sahasrayogam. This medicated oil is a combination of several herbs like Masha (Vigna mungo), Eranda(Ricinus communis) ,Rasna (Alpinia galanga) etc in a nourishing base of sesame oil. Mahamasha thailam is commonly prescribed for application over the head. It is used in countering inflammation and degeneration.
Quantity sufficient, based on the area of application.
TILA THAILAM (Sesame oil)
Sesame is an important source of phytonutrients such as omega-6 fatty acids, flavanoid phenolic anti-oxidants, vitamins, and dietary fiber with potentially medicinal effects. Sesame oil is composed of fatty acids like linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid.
Vigna mungo shows antioxidant, immunostimulatory, aphrodisiac, antihyperlipidemic, anticonvulsant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties.
Dasamoolam contains the roots of ten plants. They are
- Bilva (Aegle marmelos)
- Agnimantha (Premna serratifolia)
- Shyonakam (Oroxylum indicum)
- Patala (Stereospermum suaveolens)
- Gambhari (Gmelina arborea)
- Brihati (Solanum indicum)
- Kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum)
- Shalaparni (Desmodium gangeticum)
- Prishniparni (Uraria picta)
- Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris)
Dasamoola is anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, analgesic, antispasmodic, adaptogenic, antioxidant, neuroprotective, uterine tonic etc.
DHENUKSHEERA (Cow milk)
Cow’s milk is a good source of calcium, protein, vitamins and iodine
The plant shows activities like antidiabetic, aphrodisiac, antiepileptic, antimicrobial activities etc.
It is known for its anti-ulcer, anticonvulsant, hepato protective, anti-arthritic, anti viral activities.
Cumin shows antimicrobial, insecticidal, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antioxidant, bronchodilatory properties etc.
The plant has many pharmacological actions like blood purifier, anti-acne, anti dysenteric, astringent, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective activity etc.
CHITHRAKA (Plumbago zeylanica )
The plant exhibits antibacterial, antifungal, wound healing, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory activities.
It shows antipyretic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.
RASNA (Alpinia Galanga)
The plant has stimulant, carminative, aphrodisiac and anti-inflammatory properties. The rhizome is the part used.