Bala Oil Benefits, Ingredients, Side Effects

Bala Oil Benefits, Ingredients, Side Effects

The Ayurveda Experience May 07, 2019

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 purnaor 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 viauttar basti. Uttar bastiis 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:

Bilvaor Aegle marmelos
Shyonaka or Oroxylum indicum
Patalaor Stereospermum suaveolens
Gambhari or Gmelina arborea
Agnimanthaor Premna mucronata
Brihatior Solanum indicum
Kantakari or Solanum xanthocarpum
Shalaparni or Desmodium gangeticum
Prishniparni or Uraria picta
Gokshuraor Tribulus terrestris

5.Kulath beeja orMacrotyloma uniflorum

6.Yava orHordeum vulgare

7.Badri vriksha tvakaorZiziphus mauritiana

8.Jivakaor Microstylis wallichii

9.Rishabhaka or Manilkara hexandra

10.Kakolior Roscoea procera

11.Ksheer kakoli orLilium polyphyllum

12.Medaor Polygonatum verticillatum

13.Maha medaor Polygonatum cirrhifolium

14.Riddhior Habenaria edgeworthii

15.Vriddhior Habenaria intermedia

16.Jeevantior Leptadenia reticulata

17.Mulethior licorice or Glycyrrhiza glabra

18.Mashaparni or Teramnus labialis

19.Mudgaparnior Phaseolus tribulus

20.Shatavari or Asparagus racemosus

21.Devdaruor Cedrus deodara

22.Manjishtha or Rubia cordifolia

23.Kushtha or Saussurea lappa

24.Shaileya or Parmelia perlata

25.Tagar orValeriana wallichii

26. Agruor Aquilaria agallocha

27.Saindhava lavana or rock salt

28.Vachaor Acorus calamus

29.Punarnava orBoerhavia diffusa

30.Jatamansi orNardostachys jatamansi

31.Shweta sariva or Hemidesmus indicus

32. Krishna sariva or Cryptolepis buchanana

33.Tej patra orCinnamomum tamala

34.Saunf or fennel seeds orFoeniculum 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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