Roghan Banafsha Ingredients and Dosage

Insomnia or sleeplessness can be treated with Unani medicated oils without any side effects. Roghan Banafsha is very good Ayurvedic oil to treat Insomnia or sleeplessness. Know how to use this oil.

Roghan Banafsha is an Unani medicated oil. The chief ingredient of this medicine is Banafsha. It is useful in Suddaa (headache), Surra (Epilepsy) and Bekhwabi (Insomnia or sleeplessness).  It removes dryness of the brain and induces sleep. This oil is for external use and rubbed gently on the scalp and forehead.

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

  • Synonyms: Roghan-e-Banafsha
  • Type of medicine: Unani Medicine
  • Purpose: Headache, Hair fall, sleeplessness
  • Availability: Online and at medical stores
  • Suitable for: Unisex
  • Side-effects: Not Known
  • Contraindications: None

About Unani-Tibb

Unani System of medicine evolved in Greece and was first introduced to India by the Arabs. It is also called as Greco-Arab medicine, Unani Tibb, Arabian medicine, or Islamic medicine. Hippocrates is known as the father of this system of medicine. The theoretical framework of Unani medicine is based on his teachings.

It is a traditional medicinal system and commonly practiced in South Asia. The origins of Unani medicines are found in the doctrines of the ancient Greek physicians Hippocrates and Galen. It was later developed and refined through systematic experiment by the Arabs. Unani medicines are prepared from medicinal plants, minerals, animals products, etc. In Unani medicine, single drugs or their combinations in raw forms are preferred over compound formulations. The naturally occurring drugs used in this system are usually free from any side effects.

Ingredients of Roghan Banafsha

  1. Gul Banafsha 300 g.
  2. Roghan Kunjad 3 lit.

Key Ingredients

Gul Banafsha is the herb of 5′ to 6′ with grooved stem and yellow flowers. It is a small perennial plant with a short semi-subterranean fleshy stem (rootstock). It is found throughout the temperate Himalayas up to an altitude of 2000 m and extending eastwards to hills of Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Manipur.

The essential oil from the leaves, the dried flowers, the air-dried leaves of Sweet Violet or Banafasha are used for medicinal purpose.  It has expectorant, antimicrobial and broncho-secretolytic effects due to its saponin content. The various parts of the plant are used for diseases of respiratory organs, particularly for coughs, hoarseness, pneumonia, throat inflammations, bronchitis, dry catarrh, fever, headache, etc. It is also used for rheumatism of the minor joints, skin diseases, inflammation of the oral mucosa, nervous strain, and insomnia. The alkaloid violin present in Banaphsha has an emetine-like effect.

The base oil in this formulation is Roghan Kunjad or Sesamum indicum oil or Til oil. Sesame oil is one of the most popular massage oil. It is considered heavy, unctuous, bitter, astringent and hot in potency. Sesame oil contains 8 essential amino acids. It is the best oil for Vata. It gives relief in aches, pains, and stiffness. It strengthens the muscles and cures the dryness. Massaging with this oil detoxifies the body.

Benefits of Roghan Banafsha

  1. It strengthens the brain.
  2. It removes dryness.
  3. It calms the mind and induces sleep
  4. It is warming in nature.

Important Therapeutic Uses of Roghan Banafsha

  1. Yuboosat-e-Dimagh (Dryness and hotness widespread in the brain)
  2. Suda-Sahar (Headache)

How to use Roghan Banafsha

  1. This medicated oil is for EXTERNAL use only.
  2. Take a small amount in a bowl and warm it.
  3. Take sufficient quantity of Oil and massage gently on the head for a few minutes before sleep.

Suggestions, Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects, and Warnings

  1. This oil is for external use only.
  2. It must not be taken internally.
  3. Keep out of reach of children.
  4. Discontinue if hypersensitivity occurs.
  5. Store this medicine in a dry and cool place, away from direct sunlight.


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  2. Banafsha oil/violet oil
    Imam Jafar Sadiq (a.s) said, violet oil (Rogan e Banafsha)
    is king of oils.
    Imam Jafar Sadiq (a.s) said, In oils Banafsha oil has that
    position which we have in peoples.
    Imam Jafar Sadiq (a.s) said, Banafsha oil has that virtue
    which Islam has on other religions – what a nice oil – it
    removes diseases from head and eyes – massage
    yourself with this oil.
    Specialties of Banafsha oil :
    Cure for head injury : Take two drops of Banafsha oil in
    each nostril (nose).

    Cure for headache : Drop oil in nose.
    Cure for fever : Mix Banafsha oil with chicory powder
    and apply it on forehead.
    Cure for brain diseases like syndrome and autism.
    Cure for dryness of lips : Apply Banafsha oil on
    Cure for cracked hands and feet and skin fissure :
    Apply Banafsha oil in navel/belly button and apply duck
    tape on it so it doesn’t came out.
    Cure for hair diseases : (hair falling, whitening of hair,
    dryness of hair and breaking of hairs)
    Note : women should put oil in hairs every night and
    men should put oil in hairs once or twice a week.

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