Karanja Taila

Karanja Taila, also known as Karanja Oil, is a traditional Ayurvedic herbal oil made from the seeds of the Karanja tree – Indian beech-Pongamia pinnata.

Key Constituents:

– Pongamol and Karanjin: These are the active compounds responsible for many of the oil’s therapeutic properties.
– Various fatty acids, including oleic acid, linoleic acid, and palmitic acid.

Therapeutic Properties and Uses:

1. Skin Conditions: Karanja Taila is used to alleviate skin issues like eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and acne. Its antibacterial properties may help in managing skin infections.

2. Wound Healing: It is applied topically to promote wound healing and soothe skin irritations.

3. Anti-inflammatory: The oil has anti-inflammatory effects, which can help reduce inflammation in various skin conditions.

4. Moisturizing: It is a natural moisturizer and can be used to hydrate dry and flaky skin.

5. Insect Repellent: Karanja Oil is known to have natural insect-repelling properties and can be used as a natural alternative to chemical insect repellents.

6. Hair Care: It can be applied to the scalp to promote hair health and control dandruff.

7. Anti-fungal: It may be effective against certain fungal infections.

8. Analgesic: Karanja Taila may have mild pain-relieving properties and can be used for massage in cases of joint pain or muscle soreness.

9. Anti-microbial: It has natural antimicrobial properties, aiding in combating various pathogens.

10. Sun Protection: Some formulations of Karanja Oil may offer limited natural sun protection due to its ability to absorb UV rays.


Karanja Taila is typically applied topically for the treatment of Skin disorders like herpes, boils abscesses, and eczema. It can be used directly on the skin or mixed with a carrier oil before application. It is advisable to perform a patch test before applying it widely to ensure there are no allergic reactions.

It is prepared under the reference of Bhaishajya Ratnavali – Visarpa Chikitsa

Herbal plants and other ingredients used in the preparation of Karanja Taila

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Note: This medicine shouldn’t take without prescription of an Ayurveda Doctors

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