Ashwagandha Thailam – the rejuvenating oil

About Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) is a popular medicinal plant, well-known for its vitalizing properties. It is considered as a plant that renders stamina, vigour and endurance.

Ashwagandha is proven to help in treating anxiety, neurological disorders, and Parkinsons disease. It also aids in treating arthritis, rheumatism and leprosy.

Clinical trials have proven the ability of Ashwagandha in improving sexual performance in men aged 50 and above. It is mostly associated with increased libido, due to its ability to render vigour and stamina.

Ashwagandha thailam/oil

Ashwagandha thailam is medicated massage oil that helps improve muscle tone, nervine disorders, bodyache, and emaciation. The rejuvenating properties in this thailam helps strengthen muscles and tone up the nerves. It is therefore particularly recommended for nervous conditions, including muscular dystrophy, debilitation and emaciation.

Ayurveda suggests Ashwagandha thailam as being excellent in treating vata disorders. Apart from treating tired and sore muscles, this nourishing oil helps ease tension and strengthens the tired muscles.

Ashwagandha thailam, with its nourishing properties, restores natural suppleness and elasticity of the skin and is therefore recommended for dry and dehydrated skin. It prevents formation of wrinkles, thereby preventing premature ageing.

The thailam when applied to the feet, helps remove any stiffness, coarseness, and numbness in the feet, and strengthens them further. It benefits local veins and ligaments and alleviates Sciatica.

Among the other benefits of this thailam are that it is an excellent stress reliever, rejuvenator, sexuality booster, anti-inflammatory, anti-hypertensive, immune stimulant, analgesic and acts as natural diuretic.

In fact, Ashwagandha, when used in any form (capsule or thailam) is considered best for physical and mental fitness.

Ingredients: Among the major ingredients in Ashwagandha thailam are black sesame oil, Ashwagandha, Teaweed, Indian dill, Indian madder, Licorice, Nutgrass, turmeric, Himalayan cedar, vetiver, sacred pepper, blue water lily, Indian sarsaparilla, indian ginger, Frangipani and Indian lotus flower.

Application: The oil can be warmed and applied locally to joints and muscles as preventative measure by sportsmen, dancers, osteopaths, practitioners, tradesmen, and basically any individual involved in physical and repetitive activities. A self-massage is recommended atleast once a week, to reduce vata disorders. Massage the oil in circular movement first and then reverse to that for total of 15 minutes. Wait for two hours, and then wipe off with soft cloth dipped in warm water, or have a warm water bath.