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Relieve Back Pain with Sahacharadi Thailam - Ayurvedic Massage Oil for Muscle & Joint Health | AVCRI | Since 1957

Sahacharadi Thailam

Bid  goodbye to those dull aches and shooting pains that have stolen  you of everyday joy. 

Reject the ordinary – Let this Sahacharadi Thailam be your remedy  in alleviating your back pain and sciatica.

Sahacharadi thailam is one such Ayurvedic oil and a polyherbal formulation widely used in Ayurveda clinical practice for its multi-fold benefits, specifically for the management of Gridhrasi (Sciatica).

This oil is infused with the power of Sahachara, Dashamoola, Manjistha, Sesame oil, and Milk, easing your aches and strengthening the ligaments, muscles, and lower back bones.

What is Sahacharadi Thailam?

The Title “Sahacharadi Thailam” finds its origin in its key  component, “Sahachara” (Strobilanthes ciliatus). Enriched with a medley of other herbal constituents owed  for their healing properties, this concoction holds a revered status for its knack in balancing  the “Vata” dosha,

This tailam helps relieve inflammatory changes in Rhinitis, Arthritis, and Sinusitis. The Vata pacifying drugs in Sahacharadi Thailam helps reduce stiffness of thighs, muscle cramps and muscle pain. It is an ayurvedic medicine that helps in the management of various rheumatic disorders affecting the lower limb.


Each 10 ml contains

Sahacara (Strobilanthus ciliatus)—100 parts

Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) 50 parts

Go dugdha (Cow milk)–64 parts

Tila tailam (Sesamum indicum) 64 parts

10 Parts each of:-

  • Salaparni (Desmodium gangeticum)

  • Prsniparni (Uraria picta)

  • Brahati (Solanum indicum)

  • Kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum)

  • Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris)

  • Bilva (Aegle marmelos)

  • Gambhari (Gmelina beechwood)

  • Patala (Stereospermum suaveolens)

  • Agnimantha (Premna serratifolia)

  • Syonaka (Oroxylum indicum)

1 part each of:-

  • Ushira (Vetiveria zizanioides)

  • Nakha (capparis horrida)

  • Kustha (Saussurea lappa)

  • Sveta chandan (Santalum album)

  • Ela (Elettaria cardamomum)

  • Sprkha (Sphaeranthus indicus)

  • Priyangu (Callicarpa macrophila)

  • Nalika (Commiphora myrrha)

  • Hrivera (Pavonia odorata)

  • Saileya (Parmelia perlata)

  • Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia)

  • Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi)

  • Agaru (Aquilaria agallocha)

  • Devadaru (Cedrus deodara)

  • Coraka (Angelica glauca)

  • Misi (Foeniculum vulgare)

  • Turuska (hydnocarpus laurifolia)

  • Tagar (valeriana wallichii)

Method of preparation

Drugs of good quality will be identified and brought from the market. These will be cleaned thoroughly and dried well. One part of sahachara along with its roots and branches, an equal quantity of dasamoola and half part of satavari are boiled in 10 times of water and decoction is reduced to one fourth the quantity. To this added the Kalka each of Sevya, Nakha, Kusta, Hima, Ela, Sprik, Priyangu, Misi, Turushka, Nata, Nalika, Ambu, Silajathu, Lohitha, Nalada, Loha, Devadaru and, Kopana one by 100th of Sahachara. To this taila is added in the quantity 3/5th of sahachara and an equal amount of milk and medicated oil is cooked.

Reference – Ashtanga hridhayam ,Chikitsa stahnam

Potential health benefits

Pacifies sciatica symptoms-

This authentic formula targets the symptoms of sciatica, offering fast and effective relief from radiating pain, numbness, and tingling. Find tranquillity in a life free from sciatica.

Relieves early symptoms of varicose veins

This soothing oil helps to relieve muscle cramps, throbbing pain, and swelling in your lower legs. It improves blood circulation as massaging this oil helps move blood easily throughout the body.

For the early stages of varicose veins:

·         Gently massage it in upward strokes with a cotton ball. 

·         Do not apply pressure.


Alleviates back pain

Due to its Vata-pacifying properties, Sahacharadi Thailam is used to provide relief from chronic backaches caused by muscle tension or strain.

Neuromuscular health

The ingredients in Sahacharadi tailam helps reduce the symptoms associated with tremors, convulsions and psychosis. It possess anti-convulsant activity and beneficial in relieving pain due to Vata ailments.This oil, enriched Sahacharadi Thailam, is one of the most popular traditional oils used in Panchakarma for Neuromuscular diseases. It is beneficial for neurological imbalances, including symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease like tremors. Kerala Ayurveda Sahacharadi Thailam has been noted for its efficacy in such cases. 

Muscle  and joint health

Sahacharadi Tailam promotes muscle health by nourishing the muscle fibers in several parts of the body and is highly regarded for its ability to support joint health.It promotes regular muscle function by aiding against occasional inflammation and promoting an energetic and active body. Its enriched Sahacharadi Thailam formulation is particularly effective. therapies like “Pizhichil” to alleviate joint pain, stiffness, and inflammation caused by disorders like Gridhrasi(Sciatica). 

Treatment of Gout

Gout or Vatarakta is a disorder caused by the imbalance of Vata and Rakta (blood). Many collagen vascular disorders and connective tissue disorders are classified under the broad category of Vatarakta. External application of Sahacharadi Thailam is advised for treating the condition

Supports tendons and ligaments

Its phytochemical composition has a relaxing and soothing effect on the tendons and ligaments when applied regularly

Post exercise recovery

Athletes and fitness enthusiasts can benefit from the use of Sahacharadi Thailam to aid in post-exercise recovery and reduce exercise-induced muscle soreness

Gynaecologial issues

Its used as vaginal douche in relieving spectrum of gynac issues

Mode of application -External and internal

Available forms

Sahacharadi sevyam

Same oil prepared in milder consistency in mridhu thaila paka .Its used in formulations of vasthy

Sahacharadi kuzhambu

Prepared with same combination with two oil  bases instead of one

Sahacharadi thailam 7,3,21 ,14

How to Use Sahacharadi Thailam

The application generally involves warming the oil and gently massaging it into the affected areas or the whole body. It is recommended to leave the oil on for a certain period to allow its therapeutic effects to penetrate the skin.

Safety profiles

Allergic Reactions

Individuals with known allergies to any of the ingredients should avoid using the oil or perform a patch test before application.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult with their healthcare provider before using Sahacharadi Thailam.

Open Wounds or Infections

Avoid using the massage oil on open wounds or infected areas of the skin.

Q: What is Sahacharadi Thailam and how does it help relieve back pain?

A: Sahacharadi Thailam is an ayurvedic herbal oil known for its benefits in relieving back pain. It is enriched with ingredients like Indian madder and sesame oil base that help in providing relief from back pain.

Q: Can Sahacharadi Thailam be used for joint health?

A: Yes, Sahacharadi Thailam is beneficial for joint health as it contains medicinal properties that help in improving joint mobility and reducing inflammation. This ayurvedic massage oil is specifically tailored for pain relief, especially in conditions related to low back pain.

Q: How should Sahacharadi Thailam be used for massage?

A: Sahacharadi Thailam should be gently massaged onto the affected area in circular motions until it is absorbed by the skin. It is recommended to leave it on for some time before washing off.

Q: Is Sahacharadi Thailam available in different quantities?

A: Yes, Sahacharadi Thailam is available in different quantities such as 100 ml, 200 ml, and 450 ml to suit individual needs and preferences.

Q: What are the key ingredients of Sahacharadi Thailam?

A: Sahacharadi Thailam contains ingredients like Indian madder, sesame oil base, and lesser kurinji which work together to provide effective relief from back pain and promote muscle and joint health.

Q: Can Sahacharadi Thailam be used for lower back pain?

A: Yes, Sahacharadi Thailam is specially formulated to target lower back pain and help in alleviating discomfort in that area.

Q: Is Sahacharadi Thailam suitable for external use only?

A: Yes, Sahacharadi Thailam is meant for external use only. It should be applied topically on the skin and not ingested.



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