Dhanwantharam Thailam - Kerala Ayurveda

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Kerala Ayurveda Dhanwantharam Thailam

Dhanwantharam Thailam is Anti-Inflammatory, Analgesic, Anti-rheumatic and a Nervine Tonic.

Reference Text: (Ashtanga Hridaya)


Pain in any form can severely affect the quality of life in men, women, and children. Muscle pain, back, joint pain are problems that eventually crop up at some time or the other. This pain can be due to excess stress on muscles. In most cases, the pain gradually disappears after a few days. The problem manifests when there is chronic pain. This may be due to arthritis or any other underlying condition. This kind of pain can be severe and affect a person’s normal routine. Even simple acts like sitting down, standing up, and climbing stairs can be very painful and frustrating. 

Conventional medicines use chemicals that have side effects. This is where Ayurveda is beneficial. Ayurveda is a health care system that focuses on holistic wellness. It uses medicines made from herbs that are natural and free of chemicals. These herbs have been used for centuries to treat pain and their properties hold true to this very day thus making Dhanwantharam Thailam, an effective Ayurvedic oil for body pain. muscle pain, and inflammation. Apart from herbal medicines for pain relief, Ayurveda also recommends dietary and lifestyle changes for an overall improvement of health.

Dhanwantharam Thailam is a fragrant and earthy oil containing 28 herbs that are extremely helpful in promoting health, energy, and vitality. This ayurvedic oil enhances the circulation and provides nourishment to the muscles. Importantly it is nerve tonic and is one of the prescriptions in dealing with pain relief and anti-inflammation formulated for Vata disorders. Known to be used as a pain relief oil in ayurvedic practices, it contains ingredients known to be helpful in relieving muscle cramps, numbness, pain, and swelling. Dhanwantharam Thailam is an ayurvedic medicine helpful in the treatment of neurological disorders and is known to be beneficial in pacifying degenerative conditions caused by Vata and post-traumatic conditions.

Dhanwantharam Thailam is one of the oils for pain that can be helpful in the treatment of rheumatic disorders and neuromuscular conditions. It is also an analgesic and is helpful in providing relief to pain and inflammation found in joints, bones, tendons, and cartilage. It can be considered one of the best massage oils made from natural ingredients.

Dhanwantharam Thailam Ayurvedic massage oil is also a nature-derived nerve tonic that is said to be helpful in protecting the nervous systems and all its functions. It pacifies Vata aggression and is known to benefit the neurological and musculoskeletal systems. This Ayurvedic body massage oil is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, neck pain, and backache due to spondylosis.

Dhanwantharam Oil is named after Dhanwanthari, the God of medicine. The ancient Indian scriptures mention that Danwanthari is the father of Ayurveda. He is believed to have emerged from the milky ocean carrying the nectar of immortality. You can buy Dhanwantharam Thailam online from Kerala Ayurveda’s website allowing you to get the goodness of Ayurveda delivered to your home in the form of an easy-to-apply pain-relieving herbal oil. 

Benefits of Kerala Ayurveda Dhanwantharam Thailam

Dhanvantari Ayurvedic oil is beneficial for all those who suffer from pain and inflammation due to muscle and joint-related problems. The herbal oil offers a number of benefits like:

  • It helps provide relief from pain that occurs due to inflammation thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties of the ingredients used in this oil

  • The oil is very helpful for those who suffer from arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. 

  • It is also helpful in the treatment of spondylosis and other conditions that occur due to neuromuscular problems.

Vata and Kapha are two of the Doshas or functional energies of the body. Vitiation of the Vata dosha has a direct effect on joints causing pain. Kapha dosha vitiation can also cause neuromuscular disorders. This oil can help relieve vitiation in Doshas helping to treat chronic pain conditions.

The oil is useful to treat muscle cramps and swelling.

It can even be used by pregnant women. It can be massaged to provide relief from cramps and pains before delivery as well as after delivery.

Using this product

The oil should be used before having a bath. The oil should be warmed and then applied to the skin for the best effect. The oil should be gently massaged onto the affected area for around 20 to 30 minutes. It can then be washed with warm water or a warm bath taken. While massaging, care should be taken not to rub the oil vigorously. Slow circular motions can be used to apply the oil.

Kerala Ayurveda Dhanwantharam Thailam Ingredients:

Balamoola - Sida cordifolia

  • This herbal ingredient is used in Ayurvedic medicine for its properties of being a good analgesic, diuretic, antipyretic, antiviral, antioxidant, antirheumatic, immune enhancer, hypoglycaemic and hepatoprotective

  • It is especially useful in the Ayurvedic treatments for neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders

  • Bala is used in Vata Dosha related problems 



Yava – Barley – Hordeum vulgare

  • It is used in traditional medicine as a fat scraper in the treatment of obesity 

  • It is used in traditional medicine worldwide to nourish the patient

  • It is a natural diuretic and antipyretic

  • It increases the Vata Dosha and helps alleviate the symptoms of Kapha and Pitta vitiation 

Kola – Zyziphus jujuba

  • This is the Indian Jujube or Chinese apple

  • It is high in Vitamin C’

  • It is used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat excessive thirst, fever and bleeding disorders

  • It pacifies the Vata and Kapha Doshas and does not increase the Pitta Doshas 

Kulattha – Horse gram – Dolichos biflorus

  • It is used in Ayurveda to ease the symptoms of kidney stones, piles, and asthma

  • It is used in Ayurveda to reduce the vitiated Kapha and Vata Doshas. It also increases the Pitta and Rakta Doshas

  • It is rich in calcium, ascorbic acid, and lysine 

Dashamoola – a group of ten roots

The ten Dasha Moola roots are taken from a group of very potent herbs that are used in Ayurvedic medicine for treating a wide variety of problems. The ten herbs are:

  • Bilva (Aegle marmelos)
  • Syonaka (Oroxylum indicum)
  • Gambhari (Gmelina arborea)
  • Patala (Stereospermum suaveolens)
  • Agnimantha (Premna integrifolia)
  • Salaparni (Desmodium gangeticum)
  • Prasniparni (Uraria picta)
  • Brahati (Solanum indicum)
  • Kantakari (Solanum surattnse)
  • Goksura (Tribulus terrestis) 

Taila – Oil of Sesamum indicum

  • Warm in nature

  • Pacifies Kapha and Vata Doshas

  • Is used in Ayurveda to treat neuromuscular disorders. It is strengthening and gets well absorbed by the tissues 

The paste is made of 6 grams of each of:

Meda - Polygonatum cirrhifolium

Anti-aging herb 

Mahameda - Polygonatum verticillatum

Anti-ageing herb 

Daru – Cedrus deodara

  • Balances the Kapha and Vata Doshas

  • Relieves the Ama in the body 

  • Used in Ayurveda for treatment of neurological disorders and arthritis.

  • Relieves swelling and used in Ayurveda as an anti-inflammatory 

Manjistha – Rubia cordifolia

  • Used in Ayurveda as a blood detoxifier

  • It calms the Pitta in the body

  • Balances the Kapha and Pitta Doshas

  • It is used in Ayurveda to treat inflammatory problems 

Kakoli - Fritillaria roylei

Anti-ageing herb 

Ksheerakakoli - Lilium polyphyllum

Anti-ageing herb 

Chandana – Pterocarpus santalinus

  • Sandalwood

  • Traditionally used in the treatment of skin disorders 

Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus

  • Balances the three Doshas particularly Kapha and Vata Doshas

  • It is a coolant

  • It is an Ayurvedic blood purifier, diaphoretic, demulcent, alterative, diuretic, and anti-pyretic 

Kushta – Saussurea lappa

  • It pacifies Vata and Kapha diseases

  • It is useful in traditional medicine as a hepato-protective, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-hypertensive herb 

Tagara – Valeriana wallichi

  • Used in Ayurveda to treat weakness and wounds

  • Balances all the three Doshas

  • Controls the toxins in the body 

  • Is used in Ayurveda as a rejuvenative 

Jeevaka - Malaxis acuminata

Anti-ageing herb 

Rishabhaka - Manilkara hexandra

  • It is useful in the Ayurvedic treatment of emaciation, thirst, blood disorders, alcohol intoxication, fainting, dizziness, fainting, fever, arthritis, bronchitis and bleeding disorders

  • It is used in folk medicine to increase body weight and bulk, to nourish, improve taste and as a cardiac tonic 

Saindhava Lavana – Rock salt

Soothes digestive disorders 

Kalanusari – Valeriana wallichi

  • Used in Ayurveda to treat weakness and wounds

  • Balances all the three Doshas

  • Controls the toxins in the body 

  • It is used in Ayurveda as a rejuvenative 

Shaileya - Convolvulus pluricaulis

  • It is used in traditional medicine as a blood purifier 

  • Ayurveda states that this herb detoxifies and cleanses the brain and all other areas around it

  • It is useful in the treatment of Vata vitiated disorders 

Vacha – Acorus calamus

  • Balances Kapha and Vata Doshas and relieves Ama

  • Treats Vata Dosha imbalances

  • Used in Ayurveda as anti-inflammatory, anti-epileptic and digestive

  • Is said to improve intelligence, support digestion, relieve bloating, help in psychological disorders, neuralgia 

Agaru – Aquilaria agallocha

It is used in traditional medicine as an astringent, carminative, antiasthmatic and antidiarrhoeal, antidysenteric. 

Punarnava – Boerhaavia diffusa

  • Used in Ayurveda as a diuretic, anti-inflammatory, and swelling reduction properties.
  • It balances the Kapha and Vata Doshas 

Ashwagandha – Withania somnifera

  • It has excellent anti-anxiety and anti-stress properties

  • Reduces the effects of tiredness and fatigue

  • It is an Ayurvedic adaptogen that is used in folk medicine for strengthening and bodybuilding  

Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus

  • It is called the queen of herbs

  • It is useful in Ayurveda as a nutritive tonic, diuretic, laxative, antitumor, aphrodisiac, rejuvenative, antacid, antispasmodic, antioxidant, demulcent, galactagogue, anti-microbial, anti-depressant, adaptogenic and immunomodulator 

Ksheera Shukla - Ipomoea mauritiana

Pacifies Vata and Pitta Doshas 

Yashti – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra

This is one among the group of 10 herbs called the Jeevaneeya Gana (10 herbs) which have anti-aging properties 

Haritaki – Terminalia chebula

  • It is used to balance all three Doshas

  • It is very famous for being one of the Triphala herbs 

Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellirica

  • One of the famous Triphala herbs

  • It is a major ingredient in Ayurvedic medicines for fever, cold, cough, hair growth, worm infestations as well as Panchakarma treatments 

Amla – Emblica officinalis

  • Indian gooseberry also called Amla

  • It is commonly used as a fruit as well as traditional medicine. 

  • It has the ability to balance all the three Doshas  

Mashaparni – Teramnus labialis

Ayurvedic herbs that are believed to have anti-ageing properties 

Mudgaparni - Phaseolus trilobus

Ayurvedic herbs that are believed to have anti-ageing properties 

General overview of Neurological Disorders and Rheumatic Disorders

Neurological disorders are diseases that affect the brain and the central and autonomic nervous systems. Because they are often associated with a number of conditions, neurological symptoms can be easy to dismiss but they can be indicators of serious neurological conditions. Here are some of the top symptoms of neurological disorders:

Headaches: Depending on where the tension is located, how frequently they occur, and how much pain you’re experiencing, headaches can be a symptom of a larger problem.

Change in vision: Blurred, double, or loss of vision can be a sign of a more severe neurological condition.

The weakness of extremities: Arms or legs feeling heavy or numb for a prolonged period of time or for an unknown reason.

Other signs and symptoms include sleep problems (insomnia), slurred speech, memory loss, and chronic nausea. 

Rheumatism refers to various painful medical conditions that affect joints, bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. It is characterized by pain and a consequent reduction in the range of motion and function in one or more areas of the musculoskeletal system. This classification of diseases is also characterized by inflammation that affects the connecting or supporting structures of the body - most commonly the joints, but also sometimes the tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles. Some rheumatic diseases even affect the organs and can ultimately cause loss of function in the affected body parts.

Rheumatic diseases include arthritis, which literally means ‘joint inflammation’ and encompasses more than a hundred different disorders. Rheumatic diseases that primarily affect the spine are considered spondyloarthropathies. There are different symptoms to rheumatic diseases including persistent joint pain, tenderness, inflammation indicated by joint swelling, stiffness, redness, and/or warmth, joint deformity, loss of range of motion or flexibility in joint and extreme fatigue, lack of energy, weakness, or a feeling of malaise. 

Common Rheumatic Disorders

Years ago, conditions like this fell under the broad heading of rheumatism. Now there are more than 200 distinct rheumatic diseases. Among the most common ones are:

  • Osteoarthritis: is the most prevalent type of arthritis, which primarily affects and destroys cartilage, the soft tissue that cushions the ends of bones within joints.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis: is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the synovium, a soft tissue that lines the joints, leading to inflammation.

  • Gout: is a type of arthritis that develops when needle-like crystals of uric acid deposit in the joints, most often those of the big toe.

  • Ankylosing spondylitis: is the most common spondyloarthropathy, which may affect the hips, shoulders, and knees, in addition to the spine.

  • Reactive arthritis: or Reiter's syndrome is a spondyloarthropathy that develops after an infection of the urinary tract, bowels, or other organs. 

What Causes Neurological and Rheumatic Disorders?

The causes of neurological dysfunction can be quite diverse. Both the spinal cord and brain are insulated by numerous membranes that can be vulnerable to force and pressure. The peripheral nerves located deep under the skin can also be vulnerable to damage. Neurological disorders can affect an entire neurological pathway or a single neuron. Even a small disturbance to a neuron’s structural pathway can result in dysfunction. As a result, neurological disorders can result from a number of causes, including:

  • Lifestyle-related causes

  • Infections

  • Genetics

  • Nutrition-related causes

  • Environmental influences

  • Physical injuries

Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system attacks the synovium — the lining of the membranes that surround your joints. The resulting inflammation thickens the synovium, which can eventually destroy the cartilage and bone within the joint. The tendons and ligaments that hold the joint together weaken and stretch. Gradually, the joint loses its shape and alignment.

Most of these conditions happen when your immune system goes awry and attacks your own tissues. Sometimes it’s in your genes and other times it is a result of environmental conditions and factors like cigarette smoke, pollution, or an infection causing viruses and bacteria. In general, having certain gene variants can increase a person's susceptibility to rheumatic diseases, and factors in the environment may trigger the onset of the disease. 

An Ayurvedic Perspective to Neurological Disorders and Rheumatic Disorders

Ayurveda has a holistic approach in that it treats not just the disease but the entire being. It takes into account the physical, intellectual, mental, and spiritual aspects of the individual. Neurological disorders (Vatavyadhi) are considered as major critical diseases in Ayurveda because of their severity. The vital energy Vata is directly responsible for the nervous system – for the transmission of the cerebral signals to the organs, for the senses, feelings, and thoughts. If one of the energies amongst the Vata, Pitta, or Kapha goes out of balance, then the functions of certain organs get disturbed and the organism develops illnesses. In the case with Vata, these are neurological diseases.

Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine, also dwells in detail about joint disorders like gout (vatarakta), arthritis (sandhivata), rheumatic diseases (amavata), and many more. Among these, amavata is a disease which is caused due to hypo-functioning of the digestive fire. It is a disease complex of which Rheumatic arthritis is a part. Ayurveda follows a defense strategy and it focuses its search on the etiological process, where disequilibrium at a higher level of physiology affects the gastrointestinal tract, causing an immune response that results in inflammation.

According to Ayurveda science, the toxins - ama is carried by imbalanced Vata and reaches Kapha (phlegm) predominant sites like joints, stomach, tendons, and ligaments. Being sticky by nature, the toxins block micro-channels (srotas) which nourish the body. When this ama accumulates in the joints, it produces the disease amavata and proceeds to spread all over the body. All channels like the arteries, intercellular spaces, and the pores in the cells in which nutrients flow through and nourish the body tissues, get partially blocked leading to a decreased supply of nutrients to body tissues and cells. And as a result immunity of the body gets lowered, appetite reduces, and over time the body becomes weak.


1. Can we use Dhanwantharam Thailam for the frozen shoulder?

Yes, you can. The oil can be used for muscle tension and joint pain; it’s also great for stiff shoulders and inflamed muscles. However, if discomfort still persists after using the oil, then consult with your physician immediately. 

2. How many times should it be used in a day?

You can apply Dhanwantharam Thailam once or twice a day, before having a bath. Apply the oil after warming it and use a clean cloth. Massage the affected area for thirty minutes then wash off the area with warm water. 

3. Can we use it for the Potli massage?

Yes, you can. However, the Potli massage has to be administered by an Ayurveda professional. It’s an efficient way of pacifying the Kapha dosha. 

4. Do I need to make it lukewarm before applying or should I apply it directly?

If you want to apply the oil on the affected parts and want the most benefits then its best that you heat the oil. Get it to a lukewarm temperature and use a clean cloth to apply the oil on the affected parts of the body. 

5. Can we use this oil as hair oil?

Dhanwantharam Thailam is recommended for the body, especially if you have inflamed or painful joints. However, it can be used for scalp massages that help reduce hair fall and early greying of hair.

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