Bala Thailam is made of nervine herb sida cordifolia. Obviously, it will work in neurological diseases and arthritic problems. It has remarkable results in hemiplegia and muscular weakness.
It is mostly used in facial paralysis, hemiplegia, arthritis and muscle wasting. It is used externally and internally both. In external uses, it is used in panchkarma procedures of nasya (nasal instillation) and various massages.
Main Ingredients of Bala Thailam
Sida cordifolia is a main ingredient in Bala thailam. It is works on muscles and nerves. Moreover, it is a great analgesic in action so given in arthritis cases as well. Other ingredients are tinosporo cordifolia, alpinia calcarata, sesame oil, goat milk, cedrus deodara, abutilon indicum etc.
Pharmacological action of Bala oil
As per ayurveda, it pacifies vata humor, relieves pain, and provides strength to the nerves and muscles. It aids in fast recovery from neurological diseases such as facial palsy, hemiplegia and paraplegia. It improves the function of nerves and stimulates them for proper work.
Furthermore, it is also has pain relieving effects and anti-inflammatory effects by which it is used in arthritic problems such as osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis. It is used externally and internally by both means.
It provides strength to surrounding ligaments, tendons and muscles. These support effective joints as well. In muscle wasting, it stops progress of disease by strengthening muscles of the body. For this, massage with bala oil is very effective.
Uses and indications of Bala Oil
Paralysis/ hemiplegia/ paraplegia
Weakness and wasting of muscles
Low back pain
In curing those diseases when they are due to inflammation of the nerves
Side effects of Bala Thailam Oil
There are no known side effects with bala thailam. However, it should not be used internal in cases of hyperacidity.
Dr. Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. In Australia he pursued post graduate degree in mental health from La Trobe University, Melbourne (Australia). He has worked as associated Nurse Unit Management in Eastern Healths, Melbourne for 9 years. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More