Ksheerabala Oil or Thailam Uses

Ksheerabala oil (taila or thaila or thailam) has innumerable uses and benefits. This oil is recommended by ayurvedic physicians for complete body massages (abhyanga), 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, and hair growth and is also useful in erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation (ED and PE).It is used as body massage oil in vajikarana therapy.

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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 Oil or tailam for Body Massage

This wonderful oil contains the herb Bala (Sida cordifolia) ,  Milk, and pure sesame oil.

Sesame oil is known for its excellent medicinal benefits. It acts as a potent carrier for the biomolecules of herbs that are processed in this oil. Hence Ayurveda acharyas always advise considering sesame oil over other oils. Sesame oil is best massage oil. While preparing ksheerabala oil for our patients and customers we adopt the following procedure. First, sesame oil is processed with several herbs like Triphala, musta or nagarmotha, lodhra, etc which help to remove its odor and increase its potency. This method is called “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 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 the detoxification process. 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 recommend body massage once a week for men who have erectile dysfunction. Ksheerabala oil is an excellent massage oil for this condition. This can be used as a natural ayurvedic remedy or treatment for erectile dysfunction or Klaibya. Massaging the whole body with this oil helps to slow down the aging process, reduces stretch marks, and prevents drying of the skin. It is the best anti-wrinkle ayurvedic remedy. 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 the head for a limited period of time. Usually, ksheerabala oil is used for shirovasti. This treatment is recommended for Vata dosha 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

Due to these properties ksheerabala oil effectively help in conditions like Arthritis, Gout, Sciatica, Stiffness of joints, Nervous debility, Neuralgia, body pain etc. Bala is known to increase the quality and quantity of semen and has aphrodisiac properties. Bala is also eulogized as one of the best ayurvedic herbs for erectile dysfunction. Hence massaging this oil helps with low libido, erectile dysfunction, and premature ejaculation.


According to the principles of Ayurveda milk has a cooling effect on the body. It refreshes the body and mind. Milk, when consumed regularly, nourishes body, increases libido, quality, and quantity of semen ( helps to boost sperm count), and helps in erectile dysfunction. Milk accelerates wound healing. Milk is also used to prepare various ayurvedic 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 the volume of hair and its shine. It strengthens the hair roots, kills lice, and prevents the formation of dandruff. It heals the boils of the scalp caused by infections and prevents hair loss. Hence ksheerabala oil is also used for shirodhara

Massaging sesame oil on the body has immense benefits. It rejuvenates body skin and increases its 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.

Traditionally Ksheerabala oil is used in Arthritis, Gout, Sciatica, Stiffness of joints, Nervous debility, Neuralgia, Insomnia (sleeplessness), 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 bodybuilders as it tones up muscles. Regularization of sleep and slowing down of the aging process are other added advantages of ksheerabala taila body massage and shirodhara.

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

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Author: Dr.Savitha Suri Consultant Ayurvedic Physician

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