Narayana Thailam is a medicated oil described in the Ayurvedic classical textbook Bhaishajyaratnaavali . It is explained in the context of ‘Vatavyadhi’, or diseases arising from deranged ‘vata dosha’ in the system.
This medicated oil is a combination of several herbs like Punarnava (Boerrhavia diffusa) , Dasamoolam etc in a warming base of sesame oil.
Narayana Thailam is commonly used in musculoskeletal disorders and degenerative diseases. It is one of the widely acclaimed for its pain-relieving effect. Commonly used for Abhyanga (body massage).
One can use sufficient quantity for massage.
Dasamoolam contains 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.
PUNARNAVA( Boerhaavia diffusa)
The plant possesses pharmacological activities like immunomodulatory, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, hepatoprotective, etc.
JATAMANSI (Nardostachys jatamansi)
Jatamansi possesses tranquilizing activity, hypotensive, anticonvulsant, neuroprotective, anti-ischemic properties.
It is known for its anti-ulcer, anticonvulsant, hepatoprotective, anti-arthritic, antiviral activities.
RASNA (Alpinia Galanga)
The plant has stimulant, carminative, aphrodisiac and anti-inflammatory properties. Rhizome is the part used.
ASWAGANDHA (Withania somnifera)
The pharmacological activities of Aswagandha include antimicrobial, anti-cancer, immunomodulatory, neuroprotective, stress-relieving activities