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Chandanadi Oil

Author : Gurnam Saini  

Posted On : 09 December, 2014

Chandanadi Oil or Maha Chandanadi Thailam



Chandanadi Thailam is ayurvedic-medicated oil used for relieving heat exhaustion, burning sensation and vertigo or dizziness. It is used by various methods. It can be applied over the scalp for problems related to hair or burning sensation of head. In some diseases of neurological origin, its 2 to 8 drops are instilled in nose. The procedure is known as nasya or nasal instillation. Body massage with this oil is good for people prone to heat and usually have a problem of sunstroke. It is also suggested orally in bleeding disorders, gout and herpes.



Main Ingredients Chandanadi Oil 



Santalum album, Pavonia odorata, Nardostachys jatamansi, Emblica officinalis, Glycyrhiza glabra, Hemidesmus indicus, Sida cordifolia are main ingredients of Chandanadi Thailam. These herbs are generally coolant in nature and potency. These are used in various diseases occurred due to excessive heat inside the body or in summer seasonal diseases. The other ingredients are Desmostachya bipinnata,  Saccharum spontaneum, Rubia cordifolia, Lotus stamen, Nelumbo nucifera etc.



Pharmacological action of Chandanadi Thailam



Chandanadi Thailam is coolant and pacifies pitta humour as per ayurveda. When it is applied over the skin or head or gently massaged the affected area, it relieves burning sensation of skin and scalp.



Its nasal administration (nasya) helps to relieve nasal bleeding, headache especially headache with tingling or burning sensation, reeling sensation. It pacifies heat and stops the bleeding from the nose so it is beneficial in nosebleed.



Its internal intake is also useful in gout and other bleeding disorders. It reduces body heat. It is more beneficial if you are experience heat in your feet. In heavy menstrual bleeding, it works on same principle of coolant. In ayurveda, excessive bleeding is due to excessive heat inside the body so it pacifies pitta and gives relief from heavy bleeding.  



Uses and indications Chandanadi Thailam 



External use:



  1. Hair fall or graying of hairs
  2. Burning sensation of scalp or skin
  3. Sunstroke
  4. Headache associated with burning sensation



Internal Uses:



  1. Gout
  2. Heavy menstrual bleeding
  3. Nosebleed
  4. Bleeding disorders
  5. Jaundice



Side effects and precautions Chandanadi Thailam 



There are no side effect observed or mentioned when it is used externally. However, for its internal use consult a qualified ayurvedic physician. Ayurvedic medicine and treatment are generally considered to be safe but rarely may be associated with possible adverse reactions in individual cases. We recommend seeking urgent medical attention in the case of an adverse reaction.




  1. Yoga Ratnakara
  2. Sahasrayoga 





Gurnam Saini

Ayurvedic Practitioner (Recognised as Ayurvedic Doctor in India)

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from India

MD in Alternative Medicine from India 

Certificate in Ayurveda Panchkarma Detox from India

Certificate in Ayurveda Pulse & Tongue Diagnosis from India

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Disclaimer: The information on ayurvedic products/formulations and medicines on our website is for educational purposes only. One should not buy these products over the counter. These should only be prescibed by an ayurvedic doctor after full ayurvedic consultation. The uses and indications of these herbal products are based on ancient ayurvedic text books. There might not be enough current research based evidence on ayurvedic herbal products.



Author Bio:

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. 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

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