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Panchakarma oils

Ayurveda emphasizes preventive and healing therapies along with various methods of purification and rejuvenation. Ayurveda is more than just  a healing system, it is a science and art of appropriate living which helps to achieve longevity. It also prevents diseases. To achieve this status of body, mind and consciousness, Ayurveda prescribes Panchakarma Therapy for cleansing of body toxins.

Panchakarma is a five-fold treatment for mental and physical well being - tunes the body, organs, mind, breath, nerves and purifies the blood.

Panchakarma is a very special Ayurvedic operation which requires proper guidance from trained and skillful Ayurvedic practitioners & one should consult an Ayurvedic physician, before choosing these cleansing procedures. Panchakarma is done for each person with his or her specific constitution and specific disorder, thus it requires close observation and supervision. It is also recommended for healthy people as a preventive treatment.

As the name indicates, Pancha in Sanskrit stands for Five, and Karma for therapeutic measures thereby meaning five types of therapeutic measures. These are undertaken for the purification of the body and Ayurveda considers it necessary before the start of any other therapy.

The Panchakarma therapy of Ayurveda comprises of five basic types of advanced treatment for evacuation of vitiated Dosha (toxic materials) from the body. One can consider this as a cleansing program of toxins from the body. There are so many subtypes of therapy and different types of herbal massages, fomentations like steam, external oil treatments; Basti (medicated enemas), Virechana (purgation through herbs), Vamana (emesis through herbs), Nasya (nasal administration of oils) etc. These practices are extremely helpful in relieving deep rooted diseases and it is also beneficial for maintaining and improving physical and mental health.

Snehana -Oelation Therapy

This involves saturation of the body with herbal & medicated oil via external & internal oelation to make it soft and disintegrate the doshas. It takes between three to seven days to take effect.The medium used is of 4 types - vegetable oils (for external oelation) and clarified butter (for internal oelation).Caution should be exercised in ensuring that oil used matches need of the patient.


Abhyanga or oil massage, which is vigorously done but is soothing in effect, is intended to loosen and ease the body cells. The deposited impurities are removed and ‘prana’, the life force is made to move through the body. Thus the nervous centre and mind regains the lost, the skin becomes soft, circulation is stimulated and helps sound sleep.


This sweat treatment opens up the pores of the skin thus getting rid of the fluid impurities from the body. Swedan is carried out either by a herbal steam bath or by exercise. It relaxes the body, improves blood circulation, results in weight loss, and tones up the skin.

Oils used in Panchakarma and their benefits

Chandanbalalakshadi Tel
Description :  Antipyretic, antispasmodic antiseptic, cooling
Indication:    Rickets, general debility, asthma, Burning sensation in extremities, fever, cough, Burning sensation in eyes, jaundice etc

Mahamash Tel
Description : Demulcent, emollient
Indication :   Paralysis, epilepsy, nervous disease, Physical-debility, physical debility, Rigidity of neck, extra sounds in ear etc

Mahabhringraj Tel
Description : Beneficial for hair
Indication :   Hair fall, premature greying of hair, dandruff, Diseases of eyes, diseases of ear etc

Mahavishgarbha Tel
Description : Vata purifier
Indication :   Hemicrania, sciatica, neurlgia, lumbago, gout, Rheumatism, Muscular pain, inflammatory affections, Extra sounds in ears etc

Mahanarayan Tel (With Saffron )
Description : Anodyne, demulcent, emollient.
Indication :   Rheumatic pain, paralysis, gout, lock-jaw, trimus, Pain, lock-jaw, joint-pains, backache, pain in rib, Deafness, headache etc

Dashmool Tel
Description : Vata pacifier, kapha pacifier
Indication:    Vata diseases, diseases of head, diseases of bone, Joint pain, headache, paralysis, Ear diseases etc

Vishnu Tel Brihat (with Saffron)
Description : Vata pacifier, tonic, soothing
Indication :  Vata-disease, debility, impotency, infertility, General weakness, sexual weakness, Anaemia, jaundice etc

Shadbindhu Tel
Description : Beneficial for nasal problems
Indication :   Headache, nasal diseases, sinusitis, rhinitis, cough, nose troubles, cold, Alopecia etc

Brahmi Tel
Description : Cooling, tonic
Indication :   Headache, stress, strain, Improves memory etc.

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