Triphaladi oil is used for nose, head and neck problems such as sinusitis, alopecia, premature graying of hairs and hair fall. It is used in panchkarma procedure of nasal instillation for treatment of sinusitis.
Main Ingredients of Triphaladi oil
Indian gooseberry, Chebulic myrobalan, Beleric myrobalan and tinospora cordifoila are main ingredients in triphaladi oil. Other ingredients are sesame oil, licorice, Indian sarsaparilla, Himalayan cedar, Indian water lily, Indian crocus, Indian valerian etc.
Pharmacological action of Triphaladi oil
As per ayurveda, it pacifies vata and kapha humors. Massage of this oil over the scalp prevents hair fall and beneficial in premature graying of hairs. According to ayurveda, hair fall and premature of hairs are due to vata humor. It pacifies aggravated vata and reduces occurrence of hair fall or premature graying of hairs.
In nasal diseases, it acts on vata and kapha humors. It reduces inflammation of nasal cavity so it is helpful in chronic catarrh. Moreover, it possesses anti-microbial properties. Due to these properties, it aids in sinusitis as well. It is observed in many cases that it also reduces the size of nasal polyp when regularly instilled in both nostrils.
Use and indication of Triphaladi oil
Hair fall, hair loss or alopecia
Premature graying of hairs
Chronic cold or chronic catarrh
Side effects and precautions with Triphaladi oil
There are no severe side effects observed with the use of triphaladi oil but it causes some irritation in nasal cavity when it is instilled in nostrils. Massage with this oil over the scalp does not cause anything wrong.
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