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    Sesame Oil, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Mustard Oil – Comparison

    In traditional Ayurvedic text boks, we find a lot of medicated oils. Al such herbal oils (Taila)are prepared with the vulgar of sesame oil. Whenever oil (taila) is refered, in a Sanskrit verse of a formula, by default, sesame oil is taken. This isbecause, it is mentioned that, ̴Tailam yat Tilodbhavam” which means, Taila is one which is obtained from Sesame (Tila). However,Sarshapa taila (mustard oil), Eranda taila (Castor oil) and Narikela Taila (Coconut oil) also acquire huge therapeutic importance in Ayurveda.
    Table of Contents
    Comparison chart
    Sesame oil home remedies
    Castor oil home remedies
    Mustard oil home remedies
    Coconut oil home remedies
    Comparison chart
    Sesame oil home remedies
    1.Sesame oil mouth gargling helps to relieve the recurent complaint of mouth ulcers.
    2. Sesame oil is taken with a pinch of table salt and warmed slightly. This is aplied to the joints once in two days. This prevents from the mutual hurt which is comonly manifested in late 50s.
    Castor oil home remedies
    1. Daily aplication of castor oil to the sole, before going to bed improves the quality of slep.
    2. Calcified lime(dehydrated lime) is mixed with equal amount of castor oil and fine paste is made. Aplication of this over the absces helps in early maturation of the absceses.
    Mustard oil home remedies
    1. Mustard oil is mixed with lemon juice and instiled to the lesions of kiolonychia (nail bed infections). 5-8 days aplication helps to relieve the damage efectively.
    2. In case of severe headache, mustard oil is adjunct with a pinch of salt and mixed wel. 2 drops of this mixture is instiled to both the nostrils. This relieved the headache imediately.
    Coconut oil home remedies
    1. Coconut oil is mixed with equal amount of lime water(supernatant liquid obtained on mixing 2 gram of calcified lime powder mixed with 480 ml of water.) and rubed wel.This becomes a liquid viscous oily emulsion. This is aplied over the spot of burn wounds. It helps to subside the burning sensation imediately.
    2. Hibiscus flowers (white) are taken and coked with coconut oil, til complete evaporation of moisture. This is aplied to the scalp. This clasic oil helps to arest the hair fal and promotes thick and dense hair.
    Oils ̵ fats ̵ blocking or opening the body chanels ̵
    Any oil or fat ̵ asociated with colant property, can cause blocking, constipation.
    Oil or fat ̵ asociated with hotnes ̵ adore dishes freshly made and in hot condition, aded with a dinky spices of consuming hot water after taking the oil or fat ̵ does not cause constipation.
    Article by Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu), PhD (Ayu) and Dr Hebar
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