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Asanabilvādi Taila

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Asanabilvādi Taila is a medicated oil preparation made with the ingredients in the Formulation Composition given below with mūrcchita Tila taila as the basic ingredient.

Formulation composition

Asana API Pterocarpus marsupium Ht. Wd. 76 g
Bilva API Aegle marmelos Rt.∗ /St. Bk. 76 g
Balā API Sida cordifolia Pl. 76 g
Amṛta (Guḍūcī API) Tinospora cordifolia St. 76 g
Jala API for decoction Potable Water 12.288 l
reduced to 3.072 l
Madhuka (Yaṣṭī API) Glycyrrhiza glabra Rt. 38.4 g
Nāgaraka (Śuṇṭhī API) Zingiber officinale Rz . 38.4 g
a. Harīakī API Terminalia chebula P. 38.4 g
b. Bibhītaka API Terminalia bellirica P. 38.4 g
c. Āmalakī API Emblica officinalis P. P. 38.4 g
Payas (Godugdha API) Cow milk 768 ml
Taila (Tila Taila API) Sesame oil 768 g

Method of preparation

  • Take all ingredients of pharmacopoeial quality.
  • Treat Tila taila to prepare mūrcchita Tila taila.
  • Wash, clean, dry the ingredients numbered 1 to 4 of the Formulation Composition, powder separately and pass through 355 µm I. S. sieve (sieve number 44) (kvātha dravya).
  • Add water for decoction to the kvātha dravya and soak for 4 h, heat and reduce the volume to one-fourth. Filter through muslin cloth to obtain kvātha.
  • Wash, dry the ingredients numbered 6 to 8 (kalka) of the Formulation Composition, powder separately and pass through 180 µm I. S. sieve (sieve number 85) to obtain fine powder[1]


  • Medicated oil, brown in colour with the characteristic odour of sesame oil.


  • Store in a cool place in tightly closed containers, protected from light and moisture.

Therapeutic uses

  • Nayana roga (Diseases of the eye), Karṇa roga (Diseases of the ear), Śiraroga (Diseases of head).


  • External use - for Abhyaṅga (massage on whole body)
  • Nasya - 2 to 4 drops per nostril once or twice a day
  • Eye drops - 2 to 4 drops once or twice a day
  • Ear drops - 5 to 10 drops once or twice a day

Physico-chemical parameters

Refractive index at 400 1.4646 to 1.4665
Specific gravity at 400 0.9207 to 0.9311
Saponification value 180 to 190
Iodine value 106 to 109
Acid value Not more than 1
Peroxide value Not more than 6