Posted On : 19 February, 2014
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.
त्रिफलामृतवल्ली च केतक्यसनकोबलां। एरंडमिंद्रवाली च जलद्रोणे विपाचयेत् ॥
रसेन तेकराजस्य हठस्य स्वरसेन च। तैलप्रस्थं पचेद्धीमान द्विगुणक्षीरसंयुतं ।।
कल्कं च कुष्ठयष्ट्याह्नपद्मकोशीरचंदनैः। मुस्तैलापत्रमांसी च हयगंधा बलामृता ।।
सारिवामरकाष्ठं च लवंगनतचोरकाः। उत्पलायंजने नीलीश्शलष्णपिष्टान् समावपेत् ।।
शिरोरोगप्रतिश्यायौ विशेषेण विनाशयेत्।खालित्यं चैव पालित्यं केशानां भंजनं तथा ।
त्रिफलाद्यमिदं तैलं कध्वजत्रुगदापहम् ।
त्रिफलाऽतिविषामूत्रिवृच्चित्रकवासकैः । निम्बारग्वधषड़ग्रन्थासप्तपर्णनिशाद्वयैः ।। ४७।।
गुडूचीन्द्रसूरी कृष्णा कुष्ठसर्षपनागरैः । तैलमेभिः समैः पक्वं सुरसादिरसाप्लुतम् ।।४८।।
पानाभ्यञ्जनगण्डूषनस्यबस्तिषु योजितम् । स्थूलतालस्यपाण्ड्वादीञ्जयेत्कफकृतान् गदान् ।। ४९।।
(Bhaishajaya Ratnavali )
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.
Ayurvedic Pharmacological actions of Triphaladi oil
Virya: Sam sheetoshanam
Guna: Tridosha shaman, keshysm, chakshushym
As per Ayurveda, it pacifies all three doshas. 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 can be due to vata or pitta humor. It pacifies aggravated doshas 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 as per above Shloka:
Shirorog: Head related issues
Pratishaya: Cold and influenza, sinuses issue
Khalitya: Baldness, alpaca
Palitya: Greying of hair
Kesh bhanjan: Hairfall
Urdhavjatrugat roga haram: disorders above clavicle bone
Other common Indications of Triphaladi Tailam Oil:
Side effects and precautions with Triphaladi oil
The use of Triphaladi oil causes some irritation in nasal cavity when it is instilled in nostrils as nasya. There is no side effects mentioned in Ayurvedic texts or reported by clients as such from prescribed therapeutic dosage of this preparation. It is advisable that Ayurvedic medicine and treatment are generally considered to be safe when taken under the supervision and guidance of an Ayurvedic Doctor, 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.
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