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  • Bala Oil Benefits, Ingredients, Side Effects

    Bala Oil Benefits, Ingredients, Side Effects

    Bala oil is a classical Ayurvedic herbal oil formulation primarily used to pacify Vata dosha disorders. However bala oil also has other health benefits. This article explains its various uses, bala oil benefits and advantages, bala oil ingredients, bala oil side effects and other general information related to bala oil.

    Bala Oil Benefits And Uses 1

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    *Bala oil can be used for external massage, basti or enema, nasya or nasal administration of oil, karan purna or instillation of oil into ears.

    *Bala oil is useful in treating a wide variety of Vata disorders.

    *Bala oil is useful in emaciation and weakness caused by excessive physical activity and exercise.

    *Bala oil is useful in postpartum.

    *Bala oil is helpful in males with poor semen quality and quantity.

    *In the traditional system of medicine, it is also used by women who want to conceive. In such cases, bala oil is administered via uttar basti. Uttar basti is a process where oil is administered through the vagina.

    *In ancient times, bala oil was used by kings and wealthy people.

    Read More: Vata Diet: Everything You Need To Know

    Bala Oil Ingredients

    bala mool cordifolia1. Bala mool or Sida cordifolia

    2. Tila taila or sesame seed oil

    3. Cow’s milk

    4. Dasha mool dravya which includes the roots of ten plants:

    Bilva or Aegle marmelos
    Shyonaka or Oroxylum indicum
    Patala or Stereospermum suaveolens
    Gambhari or Gmelina arborea
    Agnimantha or Premna mucronata
    Brihati or Solanum indicum
    Kantakari or Solanum xanthocarpum
    Shalaparni or Desmodium gangeticum
    Prishniparni or Uraria picta
    Gokshura or Tribulus terrestris

    5. Kulath beeja or Macrotyloma uniflorum

    6. Yava or Hordeum vulgare

    7. Badri vriksha tvaka or Ziziphus mauritiana

    8. Jivaka or Microstylis wallichii

    9. Rishabhaka or Manilkara hexandra

    10. Kakoli or Roscoea procera

    11. Ksheer kakoli or Lilium polyphyllum

    12. Meda or Polygonatum verticillatum

    13. Maha meda or Polygonatum cirrhifolium

    14. Riddhi or Habenaria edgeworthii

    15. Vriddhi or Habenaria intermedia

    16. Jeevanti or Leptadenia reticulata

    17. Mulethi or licorice or Glycyrrhiza glabra

    18. Mashaparni or Teramnus labialis

    19. Mudgaparni or Phaseolus tribulus

    20. Shatavari or Asparagus racemosus

    21. Devdaru or Cedrus deodara

    22. Manjishtha or Rubia cordifolia

    23. Kushtha or Saussurea lappa

    24. Shaileya or Parmelia perlata

    25. Tagar or Valeriana wallichii

    26. Agru or Aquilaria agallocha

    27. Saindhava lavana or rock salt

    28. Vacha or Acorus calamus

    29. Punarnava or Boerhavia diffusa

    30. Jatamansi or Nardostachys jatamansi

    31. Shweta sariva or Hemidesmus indicus

    32. Krishna sariva or Cryptolepis buchanana

    33. Tej patra or Cinnamomum tamala

    34. Saunf or fennel seeds or Foeniculum vulgare

    35. Ashwagandha or Withania somnifera

    36. Sukshma ela or cardamom or Elettaria cardamomum

    37. Water

    Side Effects

    There are no known side effects of Ayurvedic bala oil. However, if you have any health problems or allergies to any of its ingredients, then be sure to discuss it with your Ayurvedic practitioner or health care provider before use. Bala oil is for topical use only. It is not approved for internal use in the United States.

    *Always consult your Ayurvedic practitioner or health care provider before using herbal supplements.


    1. Bhaishjya Kalpana Vigyan with Hindi commentary, page no. 242-243, by Aacharya Sidhinandan Mishra, Chaukhamba Surbharti Prakashan, Varanasi, 1988.



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