Nirgundyadi Thailam is a medicated oil described in the Ayurvedic classical text book ‘Sarvaroga Chikitsa Ratnam’.
This medicated oil is a combination of several herbs like Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Bala (Sida cordifolia), Guloochi (Tinospora cordifolia), Aswagandha (Withania somnifera) etc. in a base of coconut oil.
Nirgundyadi Thailam is prescribed as external medicine for the application over the head.
Features and benefits of Nirgundyadi Thailam –
- Application of Nirgundyadi Thailam over head helps in the treatment of inflammatory diseases of the ear.
- Beneficial in relieving the heat and viscidity of Pitta in the head and sense organs.
- Nirgundyadi Thailam improves hair growth. It prevents hair fall and premature greying.
Quantity sufficient, based on the region of application.
BALA (Sida cordifolia)
Sida cordifolia is a known tonic, astringent, emollient, and aphrodisiac. The drug is a major ingredient of several formulations in Ayurveda.
MADHUKA (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
This plant has lot of medicinal properties like anti microbial, anti oxidant, anti inflammatory, antitussive, antiviral, antiulcer, hepatoprotective, antiallergic etc.
It possesses qualities like anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, diuretic, anti-ulcer, neuroleptic activity etc.
GULUCHI (Tinospora cordifolia)
It has a wide range of medicinal properties. Studies show that Tinospora has immuno modulator, anti-diabetic, anti toxic, anti arthritic, anti microbial and anti oxidant effects.
KARASKARA (Strychnos nux-vomica)
The plant shows analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antitumour, antimicrobial effects.
JATAMANSI (Nardostachys jatamansi)
Jatamansi possesses tranquillizing activity, hypotensive, anti convulsant, neuro protective, anti ischemic properties.
KUSHTAM (Saussurea lappa)
It is known for its anti-ulcer, anti convulsant, hepato protective, anti arthritic, anti viral activities.
ASWAGANDHA (Withania somnifera)
The pharmacological activities of Aswagandha include antimicrobial, anti-cancer, immunomodulatory, neuroprotective, stress relieving activities.
RASNA (Alpinia Galanga)
The plant has stimulant, carminative, aphrodisiac and anti inflammatory properties. Rhizome is the part used.
NIRGUNDI ( Vitex negundo)
The plant shows anti-inflammatory, anti- rheumatic, hepatoprotective, anti allergic, anti convulsant properties.