Chandanadi Thailam is a Refrigerant, Nervine Pacifier, and Anti-inflammatory.
Reference Text: (Sahasrayogam)
PRESENTATION: 100 Ml
Chandanadi Thailam for skin issues, jaundice and headaches
Chandanadi Thailam is an Ayurvedic medical oil that helps in the treatment of several ailments including headaches, skin infections, jaundice, vertigo and many more. This herbal oil can be used both externally and internally. It is prescribed as one of the oils that helps in providing relief to headaches as well as for assisting in the treatment of problems like gout, skin issues, heavy menstrual bleeding, jaundice, nosebleed and other bleeding disorders.
Chandanadi Thailam is a versatile oil used to help pacify body heat thanks to its calming, soothing and cooling property. According to Ayurveda, Chandanadi Thailam is helpful in pacifying the pitta humour and its key benefits include:
- It is a natural coolant oil
- Helps to reduce hair fall
- Aids relief in skin disorders
- Helps check bleeding disorders and jaundice
- Helps to get rid of excess heat
- Aids in the relief of vertigo and dizziness
- Assists in the reduction of tension and insomnia
- Beneficial in aiding in the treatment of mental disorders
This ayurvedic medicine for used in the treatment of jaundice and skin issues is also known for helping calm the mind and relieving migraines and tension headaches. It is said to be very beneficial in balancing both Vata and Kapha Dosha.
The key Ingredients that make up Chandanadi Thailam are:
- Chandana (Santalum album): Sandal wood is a dignified natural medicine and the best among the sanctified herbs in the Ayurvedic world. Apart from the spiritual uses, Sandal wood oil is used as an effective remedy for numerous illnesses. Among the 3 doshas of the human body, Sandal wood and its oil treats vata (air) aggravation and is said to pacify and balance the fire energy pitta and the water energy kapha.
- Pookaitha (Pandanus tectorius)
- Aswagandha (Withania somnifera): Ashwagandha has been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years as a Rasayana (having properties to rejuvenate) and it is renowned as an adaptogenic herb, which means it is used to help the body resist physiological and psychological stress by adapting to the needs of the body.
A general overview of Headaches and Jaundice
A headache can be a sign of stress or emotional distress, or it can result from a medical disorder, such as migraine, high blood pressure, anxiety, or depression and can lead to other problems. Most headaches aren't the result of a serious illness, but some may result from a life-threatening condition requiring emergency care. The most common types of headaches are: sinus, tension, and migraine headaches.
- Sinus headaches usually occur when there is infection or pressure in the sinuses.
- Tension headaches strike when the muscles in the head and neck tighten.
- Migraines come on when supersensitive nerve endings in the brain create pain.
Some headaches are a symptom of an underlying physical condition. For example, sometimes a headache can signal that your blood pressure is above what's considered a normal reading. Other health conditions that may lead to headache pain include bleeding, infection, or a tumor.
Jaundice is the medical term that describes yellowing of the skin and eyes. Jaundice itself is not a disease, but it is a symptom of several possible underlying illnesses. It forms when there is too much bilirubin in your system. Bilirubin is a by-product of the daily natural breakdown and destruction of red blood cells in the body. Normally, the liver metabolizes and excretes the bilirubin in the form of bile. However, if there is a disruption in this normal metabolism and/or production of bilirubin, jaundice may result. The symptoms of jaundice include:
- Weight loss
- High fever
- Dark coloured urine
- Loss of appetite
- Pale coloured stool
- Abdominal pain (especially in the liver region)
- Yellow tinge on the skin and in the whites of the eyes
- Swelling of the abdomen due to the accumulation of fluid
What are the causes?
There are many different types of headaches, and their causes and symptoms can vary. There are more than 150 different types of headaches and these are divided into two main categories: primary and secondary.
Primary headaches: are stand-alone illnesses caused directly by the overactivity of, or problems with, structures in the head that are pain-sensitive.This include the blood vessels, muscles, and nerves of the head and neck. They may also result from changes in chemical activity in the brain. Common primary headaches include migraines, cluster headaches, and tension headaches.
Secondary headaches: are symptoms that happen when another condition stimulates the pain-sensitive nerves of the head. In other words, the headache symptoms can be attributed to another cause. A wide range of different factors can cause secondary headaches. These include alcohol-induced hangover, brain tumor, blood clots, dehydration, stroke, and panic attacks to name a few. Headaches can be complicated and different kinds can have their own set of symptoms, happen for unique reasons, and need different treatments.
Jaundice has many causes and most causes involve disorders and drugs that:
- Damage the liver
- Interfere with the flow of bile
- Trigger the destruction of red blood cells (hemolysis), thus producing more bilirubin than the liver can handle
The most common causes of jaundice are
Hepatitis damages the liver, making it less able to move bilirubin into the bile ducts. Hepatitis may be acute (short-lived) or chronic (lasting at least 6 months) and it is usually caused by a virus. Acute viral hepatitis is a common cause of jaundice, particularly jaundice that occurs in young and otherwise healthy people. Sometimes hepatitis is caused by an autoimmune disorder or use of certain drugs. When hepatitis is caused by an autoimmune disorder or a drug, it cannot be spread from person to person.
Alcoholic liver disease: Drinking large amounts of alcohol over a long period of time damages the liver. The amount of alcohol and time required to cause damage varies, but typically, people must drink heavily for at least 8 to 10 years. Other drugs, toxins, and some herbal products can also damage the liver.
Bile duct obstruction: If the bile ducts are blocked, bilirubin can build up in the blood. Most blockages are caused by a gallstone, but some are caused by cancer (such as cancer in the pancreas or bile ducts) or rare liver disorders.
Other causes of jaundice: Less common causes of jaundice include hereditary disorders that interfere with how the body processes bilirubin.
An Ayurvedic approach to headaches and jaundice
Ayurvedic medicine, a system of healing that originated thousands of years ago in India, is a complementary approach to a wide variety of illnesses and disorders. According to the Ayurvedic system, a patients’ physical and mental characteristics can be understood in the context of three mind–body types, called doshas—vata, pitta, and kapha. Each dosha corresponds with different digestive capabilities, mind types, body physiques, and headache presentations. In Ayurveda, disease occurs when individuals become imbalanced with their dosha and to restore balance, they must strengthen the system so that the symptom does not occur.
Headaches: Digestive issues are common among patients with migraine. From an Ayurvedic perspective, reflux may result from too much pitta heat, or inflammation, in the digestive tract. Headaches in Ayurveda are mostly a vata-pitta dosha or tridoshic condition but it can also be triggered by any one of the individual doshas.
- Tension Headaches: Dosha Imbalance - Pitta, vata Tension headaches are often based on lifestyle. Skipping meals and leading a fast paced life can be a big contributing factor because it increases data and pitta.
- Migraine Headaches: Dosha Imbalance - Vata Migraines tend to be a symptom of a vata lifestyle ie. an irregular routine. Vata constitution types are also more likely to suffer from migraines. The typical triggers are women’s hormone cycles, insomnia, hunger, barometric changes, toxicity in the body, excessive computer use.
- Sinus Headaches: Dosha Imbalance - Kapha Sinus headaches are kapha headaches and usually occur in the spring. If a vata or pitta person experiences a sinus headache, it’s because their sinuses have gotten too dry.
- Other factors that can cause sinus headaches are a moist climate and kapha-provoking habits—such as lethargy or a diet that emphasizes cold, moist, heavy, rich, or deep-fried foods.
- Jaundice: Jaundice is a result of impaired function of the liver, blocked or sore bilious passages. The liver is a transformation organ, connected with the metabolism of the fats and carbohydrates. Therefore, Ayurveda refers to it as Pitta Dosha – the energy that is responsible for the transformation of the materials in the body. Jaundice is a typical condition of increased Pitta, which has an affect on the liver and the gall. With the increase of this fiery Dosha, the biliary secretion can increase excessively, the gall passages could inflame or burn and obstruction can occur. Such inflammations appear in the liver as well.