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 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.
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:
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
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
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.