Prapaundarikadi Tailam For Greying of hair

Hair greying can be treated with Ayurvedic medicated oils without any side effects. Prapaundarikadi Tailam is very good Ayurvedic oil to treat hair greying. Know how to use this oil?

Prapaundarikadi Tailam प्रपौण्डरीकादि तैलम् is a polyherbal Ayurvedic medicated oil referenced from Astanghridyam (शिरोरोगप्रतिषेध). This oil is external use only and indicated in diseases of the head (शिरोरोग) and especially for Palit. Palit is greying of hair. In Ayurveda, it is defined as a Vikar (disorder) in which the hairs turn grey due to stress, anger, and sorrow. Palit affects all body hairs.

Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition and how to use.

Ingredients of Prapaundarikadi Tailam

  1. Prapaundarika (Kamala) Nelumbo nucifera
  2. Madhuka Glycyrrhiza glabra
  3. Pippali Piper longum
  4. Chandana (Rakta chandan) Pterocarpus santalinus
  5. Taila (Tila Taila) Sesamum indicum Oil
  6. Amalaki Juice Phyllanthus emblica / Emblica officinalis

Preparation / How to make Prapaundarikadi Thailam:

The paste of Prapaundarika, Mulethi, Pippali, Rakt Chandan 1 part, Tila Taila 4 parts, and Amla Juice 16 parts is taken and medicated oil is prepared.

Key Ingredients

Benefits of Amla for hair: Amla is also known as Emblica, Indian gooseberry, Aanvla and Dhatri. It is used for promoting hair growth and for blackening of hair. It is an excellent remedy for premature graying of hair and hair loss. It is excellent hair tonic and helps in hair pigmentation.

Benefits of Sesame Oil for hair: It is one of the most popular massage oil. It is used as base oil to prepare Ayurvedic medicated oil. It is heavy, unctuous, bitter, astringent and hot in potency. It contains 8 essential amino acids good for the brain and used for head massage since ancient times. Linoleic acid is also present in Sesame oil. The fatty lecithin present in it, supports healthy hair growth and treats hair dryness and brittleness. Sesame oil nourishes hair and massaging with t helps prevents gray hair and restores natural color.

Important Therapeutic Uses of Prapaundarikadi Thailam

  1. Prapaundarikadi Thailam is indicated for head diseases / Shiro Roga.
  2. Diseases of the head (Migraine, head ache, stress, sleeplessness)
  3. Hair graying, dryness, brittleness
  4. Head massage

How to use Prapaundarikadi Thailam

It should applied externally on scalp. It is also used for Nasya (instilling few drops in nose).

You can buy this medicine online or from medical stores.

This medicine is manufactured by Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala (Prapaundarikadi Tailam), AVP (Prapaundareekadi Thailam) and many other Ayurvedic pharmacies.


  1. Kottakkal arya vaidya sala ingredients list doesn’t mention prapaundarika (nelumbo nucifera) as ingredient.

    rather in AVS, prapaundarika is mentioned as Saccharum officinarum, which is sugarcane.

    another ingredient it kaempferia rotundus, not seen above.

    can the author clarify the matter

    • There are 2-3 variations of ingredients of classical medicines based on different sources. But the benefits are identical.

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