Thailam or Tailas are ayurvedic oil formulations prepared according to age old literature and manuscripts written by the Vaidyas of those times. These oils are prepared by boiling various herbs with kashayas and other formulations. Most of the thailams are prescribed for external use and are highly effective in curing chronic ailments such as arthritis, depression and muscle stiffness. Some of these tailas or thailams are also prescribed for internal consumption such as Gandha Tailam, Kshirabala 101 and Dhanwantharam Thailam depending upon the diagnosis. Kera Tailams have coconut oil as the base and general tailams have sesame oil as the base. One of the most renowned kera tailam is Nilibringadi Kera Tailam which is known for its magical hair growth and anti greying properties.