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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

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*Bala oil can be used for external massage, basti or enema, nasya or nasal administration of oil, karan purna or 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 via uttar basti. Uttar basti is 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:

Bilva or Aegle marmelos
Shyonaka or Oroxylum indicum
Patala or Stereospermum suaveolens
Gambhari or Gmelina arborea
Agnimantha or Premna mucronata
Brihati or Solanum indicum
Kantakari or Solanum xanthocarpum
Shalaparni or Desmodium gangeticum
Prishniparni or Uraria picta
Gokshura or Tribulus terrestris

5. Kulath beeja or Macrotyloma uniflorum

6. Yava or Hordeum vulgare

7. Badri vriksha tvaka or Ziziphus mauritiana

8. Jivaka or Microstylis wallichii

9. Rishabhaka or Manilkara hexandra

10. Kakoli or Roscoea procera

11. Ksheer kakoli or Lilium polyphyllum

12. Meda or Polygonatum verticillatum

13. Maha meda or Polygonatum cirrhifolium

14. Riddhi or Habenaria edgeworthii

15. Vriddhi or Habenaria intermedia

16. Jeevanti or Leptadenia reticulata

17. Mulethi or licorice or Glycyrrhiza glabra

18. Mashaparni or Teramnus labialis

19. Mudgaparni or Phaseolus tribulus

20. Shatavari or Asparagus racemosus

21. Devdaru or Cedrus deodara

22. Manjishtha or Rubia cordifolia

23. Kushtha or Saussurea lappa

24. Shaileya or Parmelia perlata

25. Tagar or Valeriana wallichii

26. Agru or Aquilaria agallocha

27. Saindhava lavana or rock salt

28. Vacha or Acorus calamus

29. Punarnava or Boerhavia diffusa

30. Jatamansi or Nardostachys jatamansi

31. Shweta sariva or Hemidesmus indicus

32. Krishna sariva or Cryptolepis buchanana

33. Tej patra or Cinnamomum tamala

34. Saunf or fennel seeds or Foeniculum 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.


Dr. Alka Sharma, BAMS is an Ayurvedic practitioner and an avid learner of the field. She graduated with a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from Dayanand Ayurvedic College, Jalandhar, Punjab in India. She has been practicing Ayurvedic medicine and doing related work for the last six years. She works as an independent consultant in Ayurveda through online consultancy services. She has a personal app on the Google play store where she consults patients on their health problems following the Ayurveda medical sciences. She additionally has a Masters degree in Business Administration for Health Sciences from Sikkim Manipal University (SMU), India.


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