Durvadi Kera Thailam

Durvadi Thailam is a herbal Ayurvedic medicated oil prepared from Durva and base oil. Base oil can be sesame or coconut oil. When this oil is prepared in coconut oil or Kera thailam, it is known Durvadi kerathailam. Durvadi Taila.


It is mentioned in Chakradatta and Bhaishajya Ratnavali in Vrana shotha Roga Adhikara for the treatment of Vrana. Wound is known as Vrana in ayurveda. It includes abrasion (wearing away of the upper layer of the skin as a result of applied friction force), haematoma (localized swelling filled with blood caused by a break in the wall of a blood vessel, blood clots and remains inside muscle/organ), bruise injury (discoloration and tenderness of the skin due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel), contusion, fissure in ano, stab wounds, incised wounds, laceration (torn wound), abscess, cyst, etc.

Durva or doob grass is the main ingredient of this oil. Durvadi taila has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties due to which effectively helps in wound healing.

Here is given more about Durvadi Thailam such as indication/therapeutic uses, Key Ingredients and how to use.

Key Ingredients of Durvadi Thailam

Here is listed ingredients of Durvadikera Tailam by Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal: Kera tailam or coconut oil, Durva, Neem, Mulheti and Kera shiram coconut milk

Medicinal Uses of Durvadi Thailam

  • Dandruff
  • Scabies
  • Skin problems, itching
  • Wounds

How to use Durvadi Thailam

Durvadi taila is for external use only. It can be applied on scalp for treating scalp infections and on wounds. 5-10 ml of oil should be applied and massaged on scalp. For good results, it should be applied at night and washed off next morning. In the case of cuts, wounds and similar condition, Durvadi oil should be applied on the affected body part and kept at least for one hour.

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