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
*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.
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Bala Oil Ingredients
1.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
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.