Shirodhara is a traditional Ayurvedic panchakarma therapy that involves gently pouring a continuous stream of warm oil on the forehead to promote relaxation and well-being as well as alleviate stress and anxiety, keeping cool and calm the mind and cure insomnia and migraine. Shirodhara in Sanskrit means “head flow” Shirodhara is recommended for calming and relaxing the mind and spirit as well.
Shirodhara oil is useful in various ailments like stress, headache or chronic headaches, insomnia, fatigue, tension, anxiety, anger, rheumatism, hypertension, asthma and hair problems. This tridoshic blend of oil is made entirely of 100% Certified Organic ingredients and formulated specifically for Shirodhara. Shirodhara is a form of ayurvedic treatment that involves gently pouring fluid on the forehead between the eyebrows, or the third eye.
It is one of the five actions prescribed by panchkarma, and is used for various purposes, from general relaxation and the relieving of stress to cleansing the body of toxins and specific imbalances treating conditions like sinusitis, insomnia, tinnitus etc. There are particular fluids prescribed for each of its diverse applications including oil, milk, buttermilk, coconut water, or even plain water.
These fluids and their formulations are chosen according to their unique effects and the specific activities desired. This particular formulation of Shirodhara oil is a singular blend of the most potent herbs for the dilation of the nerves and subtle passages, the removal of toxins, and the balancing of the mind. It is a tridoshic composition aimed to bring about deep peace and relaxation through a thorough cleansing and opening process that is suitable for every constitution. This Shirodhara oil combines four titans of ayurvedic herbal medicine in a medium of sesame and sunflower oil.
First among these is bhringraj whose uncommonly potent blood cleansing, nerve-calming, and anti-ageing effects earn it the right to be one of the four pillars of this classic composition. Bhringraj is sweet and cooling in effect with a slight bitter taste. It directs these qualities at the blood to both cleanse and balance it and its related issues. It enlivens the senses, revitalizing the digestive power of the mind and the sense organs to give them new clarity while working to calm pitta by cooling hyperactive and agitated thoughts.
It penetrates the skin easily to draw out toxins and reduce inflammation. The pair of Brahmi and ashwagandha is the next to be added to augment and complement the potencies of bhringraj. These two are both relaxing to the nerves and revitalizing the body and mind. Brahmi, being known as the bestower of universal knowledge, holds a unique place in ayurvedic medicine of the mind. It is perhaps the most powerful tonic for the mind.
It regenerates brain tissue, opens up and rejuvenates the nerve and subtle channels, and counteracts the effects of ageing and senility bringing fresh clarity and strength to thoughts and memory. It works to bring balance to the hemispheres of the brain and awakens the crown chakra, aiding in concentration and all cognitive functions. Its cooling and sweet energies calm pitta and in combination with ashwagandha it grounds and concentrates the dissipated energy of a vitiated vata, working to bring balance and calm to the mind and nerves.
Finally, a skullcap is included for its powerful cleansing and nerve-calming properties. It is bitter and cooling in effect, and penetrates the skin to open passageways and remove toxins held in by the constrictions of stress, anger, and anxiety. It calms the muscles and helps this combination of herbs restore balanced and natural function to the nerves, treating conditions such as muscle spasms, tremors, convulsions and even epilepsy. It soothes the blood and mitigates many other contributing factors of hypertension and chronic headaches, and generally supports the mind balancing and nerve-calming effects of the other herbs.
These four are blended in a base of sesame and sunflower oil. Sesame oil is regarded as one of the most sattvic oils in ayurvedic medicine as it is both groundings to an erratic Vata, and simultaneously supportive of the generation of subtle tissues. It is rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin E and calcium which are purifying to the skin and blood and supportive of the bones and muscles. Its complete blend of vitamins and minerals support the skin, immune, nervous, and circulatory systems, and help to fight stress and migraines.
Both sesame and sunflower oil are warming and moisturizing to the skin, aiding in general rejuvenation and the reception of the infused herbs. This classic Shirodhara oil is a powerfully soothing and revitalizing blend of the best rejuvenating herbs for the mind, nerves, and blood. It cleanses the mind and body while restoring balance, calm, and bringing a deep sense of well-being to the patient.
It is a great treatment for any pitta or vata related mental, psychological, and physiological imbalance because it cools and purifies the blood and centres the mind and nerves.
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*These properties, indications and modes of use are given as an indication, they can in no way constitute medical information, nor engage our responsibility. For any use for therapeutic purposes, consult a physician.