Ksheerabala oil or Taila Uses and Benefits for Skin and Hair

Ksheerabala oil (taila or thaila or thailam) has innumerable uses and benefits. This oil is recommended by ayurvedic physicians for complete body massage ( Read Manifold Wonders of Massage Therapy – In Ayurveda), shirodhara,  etc . This oil has medicinal properties by virtue of its ingredients and method of preparation. It is an excellent ayurvedic oil for skin glow, hair growth and also useful in erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation (ED and PE).

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Table of contents
Preparation of Ksheerabala Oil 
Uses and Benefits of Ksheerabala Oil for skin and Hair
Benefits of Bala in Ksheerabala thailam
Benefits of milk in Ksheerabala tailam
Benefits of sesame oil in ksheerabala taila

Ksheerabala or Kshirabala Oil (Taila o Thailam)

This wonderful oil contains the herb Bala (Sida cordifolia) ( Ayurveda Medicinal properties of Bala (Sida Cordifolia) ),  Milk ( Ayurveda Health Benefits and Uses of Milk – Dos and Don’ts ) and pure sesame oil. ( Ayurveda Health Benefits of Sesame Seeds and Oil )  (Read Best ayurvedic massage oil for erectile dysfunction)

Sesame oil is known for its excellent medicinal benefits. It acts as a potent carrier for the biomolecules of herbs which are processed in this oil. Hence ayurveda acharyas always advice to consider sesame oil over other oils. While preparing ksheerabala oil for our patients and customers we adopt the following procedure. First sesame oil is processed with several herbs like triphala ( A combination of Amalaki or amla ( Ayurveda Medicinal Properties and Uses of Amla ), Haritaki ( Ayurveda Health Benefits and Medicinal Properties of Haritaki-Terminalia Chebula ) and Vibhitaki ( Health Benefits of Vibhitaki – Bibhitaki -Bahera -Terminalia Bellirica), musta or nagarmotha ( Ayurveda Health Benefits and Uses of Musta or Cyperus Rotundus ), lodhra ( Lodhra Symplocos Racemosa for Infertility, PCOS and Skin ) etc which help to remove its odour and increase its potency. This method is called as “murchana”. The oil gets a good fragrance and color after the process of murchana.

The paste and decoction of bala or Sida cordifolia , milk and water ( Water – the Elixir of Life- An Ayurveda View ) are added in required quantities to processed sesame oil. This mixture is boiled according to the guidelines given in ayurvedic pharmacology. The ksheerabala thailam or oil thus formed is filtered and stored in air tight containers. The fat soluble active principles of bala (Sida cordifolia ) get dissolved in sesame oil through this process.

Uses and Benefits of Ksheerabala Oil (taila or Thailam) – massage for skin and shirodhara for hair

Ksheerabala taila is usually used for body massage in detoxification process. (Panchakarma ( Ayurveda Panchakarma Treatment – A Detoxification Therapy) . This can be also used as a massage oil for aching muscles and joints. This is an excellent massage oil for rejuvenation. Texts of ayurveda recommends body massage once in a week for men who have erectile dysfunction. Ksheerabala oil is an excellent massage oil for this condition. This can be used as natural ayurvedic remedy or treatment for erectile dysfunction ( Ayurvedic Medicines and Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction ). Massaging whole body with this oil helps to slow down ageing process and prevents drying of skin. It is best anti wrinkle ayurvedic remedy ( Ayurvedic Treatment for Wrinkles on Face and Neck ). This oil is rich in “Satva guna” and hence more “satvic”.

Used in Shirovasti or shirobasti

Shirobasti is a symptomatic treatment. In this treatment, medicated oil is made to stand on head for limited period of time. Usually ksheerabala oil is used for shirovasti. This treatment is recommended for vata disorders. This treatment is prescribed for disorders like facial paralysis, cataract, deafness, earache, insomnia and other diseases that afflict the cranial nerves. Shirodhara with ksheerabala oil helps to relieve stress and anxiety.

The medicinal properties of the ingredients of this oil are as follows.

Bala (Sida cordifolia):

Bala normalizes vata and has anti inflammatory properties. It soothes excited nerves, helps in strengthening muscles or mamsa dhatu ( Ayurveda definition of Mamsa Dhatu ( Muscle tissue ) ).

Due to these properties ksheerabala oil effectively help in conditions like Arthritis ( Ayurvedic Remedy and Tips for Rheumatoid Arthritis (amavata) ), Gout (Read Gout ayurveda natural remedy , causes treatment and tips ), Sciatica, Stiffness of joints, Nervous debility, Neuralgia, body pain etc. Bala is known to increase quality and quantity of semen and has aphrodisiac properties. Bala is also eulogised as one of the best ayurvedic herbs for erectile dysfunction. Hence massaging this oil helps in low libido ( Ayurvedic Treatment to Increase Male Libido ), erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. (Read What are the Best Ayurvedic Medicines for ED and PE ? )


According to principles of ayurveda milk has cooling effect on body. It refreshes body and mind. Milk when consumed regularly nourishes body, increases libido, quality and quantity of semen (Read Male Infertility – Ayurvedic Ways to Increase Sperm Count and Motility) and helps in erectile dysfunction. Milk accelerates wound healing. Milk is also used to prepare various ayurvedic home remedies for erectile dysfunction ( Ayurvedic Natural Indian Home Remedies for Erectile Dysfunction ).

Sesame Oil:

Sesame oil brings aggravated vata to normal condition. When it is infused with various herbs, it almost cures all diseases. Sesame oil increases hair growth and enhances volume of hair and its shine. It strengthens the hair roots, kills lice and prevents formation of dandruff ( How to Get rid of Dandruff ? Ayurveda Remedies ). It heals the boils of scalp caused by infections and prevents hair loss ( Ayurvedic Hair Care Tips and Regimen ). Hence ksheerabala oil is also used for shirodhara

Massaging sesame oil on body has immense benefits. It rejuvenates body skin and increases its glow and fairness ( Easy Ayurvedic Skin Care Routine for Glow and Fairness ). It strengthens and tones the muscles and ligaments. Sesame oil massage is very beneficial in body pain, joint pains, insomnia and dry skin ( Ayurvedic Treatment and Home Remedies for Dry Skin ).

Traditionally Ksheerabala oil is used in Arthritis, Gout, Sciatica, Stiffness of joints, Nervous debility, Neuralgia , Insomnia (sleeplessness) ( Ayurvedic Remedies, Medicines and Tips for Good Sleep ), Cracking Joints, Paralysis, Spondylosis, Inflammations, Lumbago, Rheumatism, etc. This oil is widely used in ayurvedic body massage. This helps to relax body muscles and is of good help for body builders as it tones up muscles. Regularization of sleep and slowing down of ageing process are other added advantages of ksheerabala taila body massage and shirodhara.

Texts of ayurveda recommend this oil for a daily use while explaining Ayurvedic routine or dinacharya .

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