Thaila is medicinal oil in Ayurveda
. It is mainly prepared using sesame oil. Coconut, Castor or Neem oils are also used. Sometimes Mustard or Chaul Moogra oil forms the base.
Thaila is always used for external application. Thailas are powerful stimulants and good counter irritants. It is also cooling and sedative in nature. Taila is significant in Ayurvedic oil massages.