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Dhanwantharam Thailam is an Ayurvedic formulation of potent herbs and ingredients. This unique formulation with around 28 herbs is used to manage Vata Dosha-related issues. It is named after the patron or Father of Ayurveda, Dhanwanthari who is said to have carried the nectar of immortality. Dhanwantharam Thailam is used in many Ayurvedic therapies such as Abhyangam, Pichu, Sneha Vasthi, Kashaya Vasthi, and Kati Vasthi. It is also a traditional home remedy oil regularly used by women during pregnancy and post-delivery. Uses of Dhanwantharam Thailam in traditional medicine include massage to support strength and vitality in the body.
Most Vata-related disorders cause the person to experience acute or chronic pain accompanied by stiffness and an inability to move easily. Vata problems severely impact the mobility of a person. This makes daily life difficult and painful. While conventional medication alleviates the pain, there are many side effects. Ayurveda uses herbal oils such as the Dhanwantharam Thailam to manage the pain and ease the stiffness caused by the Vata disorder. It can be used internally (orally) and externally for the massage. Its internal oral intake and its external application both are beneficial in the treatment of paralysis, hemiplegia, quadriplegia, and wasting or physical weakness. It improves the strength of muscles, ligaments, tendons, and other tissues in the body. It also acts as nervine and neuroprotective, so it plays a vital role in the neuroprotection and preserving the natural functions of the nervous system. It also supports the musculoskeletal system, so it is also beneficial in the pain disorders like arthritis, osteoarthritis, knee pain, backache, and spondylosis.
Before we dive deep into Dhanwantharam Thailam’s use and more benefits, let’s first get an understanding of how the human body functions according to Ayurveda.
Ayurveda is a science that considers the human body as a whole. It is a holistic system that encompasses the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of a person. Ayurveda defines three Doshas as the primary functional energies of all beings. Each person has Dosha levels that are unique to them and their constitution. The Doshas control the life processes in the mind and body.
When a person’s Dosha levels are not at their optimal levels, disease and ill health affect the person. Ayurveda is a system of therapies that help each individual keep their Doshas’ unique optimum levels.
The Vata Dosha relates to the air element, the Pitta Dosha to the fire element, and the Kapha Dosha to the water element. Since the Vata Dosha governs the Pitta and Kapha Doshas any disturbance to this Dosha has more severe implications. When the Doshas get aggravated from the healthy level for each individual, they cause issues with the processes and features of the body that they govern. For example, since Vata governs coordination and movement too much of the Vata Dosha causes hyperactivity.
Dosha karma pacifies Vata. Dhatu Karma acts to the level of Mamsa and Asthi. Pradhana karma acts on Vata Vyadhi.
Ayurveda describes the human body as composed of seven tissues or Dhatus. These tissues are in concentric layers. The Dhatus are:
These tissues are governed by the three Doshas as follows:
Kapha: Plasma, muscle, fat, marrow, and reproductive tissues
Disease and health issues in Ayurveda refer to the Dosha and the bodily tissue that the Dosha has affected.
The channels that carry nutrition and other materials to and from the body tissues are called Shrotas. Normal flow through the respective Shrotas keeps the body in optimum health. When a Shrota is blocked or functioning in a manner that is less or more than the optimum, ill-health results. The waste materials carried out of the body are sweat, urine, and faeces and they are called the Malas.
As per Ayurveda, health issues are caused by a Dosha or a combination of Doshas out of their optimal levels. Most Vata problems affect the parts and processes of the body that the Dosha governs. Vata disorders cause hampering of movement, dryness, cold and wasted tissues. Some common Vata problems are nervous disorders, paralysis, epilepsy, muscle pain, chronic pain, shoulder dislocation pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, neck pain, spondylosis, and other bone and joint-related issues. Dhanwantharam Thailam is the preferred Ayurvedic oil used for application externally on the affected part to manage pain and stiffness. Dhanwantharam Thailam benefits for skin are many which make it a popular Abhyanga oil.
Dhanwantharam Thailam benefits a patient recovering from a viral infection who suffers from joint and muscle pains. Dhanwantharam Thailam uses include being a traditional oil to be applied for neuralgia, paralysis, weakness, quadriplegia, hemiplegia, palsy, and other Vata-caused nervous system weaknesses.
Dhanwantram tailam can be used internally and externally.
Internally, it can be used for the following disorders:
Tissue Wasting (or consumption)
Spondylosis – Cervical, thoracic, or lumbar
Rheumatic diseases – Osteoarthritis & Joint Pains
Externally, it is used most commonly as a massage oil for:
A special Dhanwantharam Thailam called Dhanwantharam Thailam 101 undergoes a special process 101 times. This potent herbal 101 version is suitable for internal use with the dosage in drops, under the supervision of an Ayurvedic doctor.
Dhanwantharam Thailam is applied as a massage oil externally on the body area that is affected by the Vata disorder. The use of Dhanwantharam Thailam for hair helps promote hair growth and delays greying. Some people prefer Dhanwantharam Kuzhambu instead of Dhanwantharam Thailam. Dhanwantharam Kuzhambu uses are very similar to that of the Thailam. One can use the Thailam or Dhanwantharam Kuzhambu for face in case of Vata skin issues.
Dhanwantharam Thailam ingredients are as follows:
Bala Moola (Sida cordifolia)
Yaya (Hordeum vulgare)
Kola (Zyziphus jujuba)
Kulattha (Dolichos biflorus)
The Dasamoolam are the ten (Dasa) very potent roots (Moolam) central to many important Ayurvedic preparations.
● Bilva (Aegle marmelos)
● Syonaka (Oroxylum indicum)
● Gambhari (Gmelina arbora)
● Patala (Stereospermum suaveolens)
● Agnimantha (Premna integrifolia)
● Salaparni (Desmodium gangeticum)
● Prasniparni (Uraria picta)
● Brahati (Solanum indicum)
● Kantakari (Solanum surattense)
● Goksura (Tribulus terrestis)
Tila Thaila (Sesamum indicum)
Mahameda (Polygonatum verticillatum)
Daru (Cedrus deodara)
Manjishta (Rubia cordifolia)
Ksheerakakoli (Lilium polyphyllum)
Sweta Chandana (Santalum album)
Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus)
Kushta (Saussurea lappa)
Tagara (Valeriana wallichi)
Rishabhaka (Manilkara hexandra)
Saindava lavana (Rock salt)
Kalanusari (Valeriana wallichi)
Shaileya (Convolvulus pluricaulis)
Vacha (Acorus calamus)
Agaru (Aquilaria Agallocha)
Punarnnava (Boerhaavia diffusa)
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)
Yashti (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
Bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica)
Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
Mashaparni (Teramnus labialis)
Mudgaparni (Phaseolus trilobus)
Expectant mothers apply this oil to help strengthen the hip and back area and help prevent stretch marks. It is to be applied during pregnancy and post-delivery. It is also useful as a massage oil for babies.
When used daily, this oil should be warmed and applied to the skin before a bath. It should be gently rubbed in with circular motions and not vigorously massaged in. It is advised to apply the oil to the affected area for 20 to 30 minutes and then wash it off with a warm bath. If the oil is applied to the feet, great care should be taken to avoid slipping.
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