Zinda Tilismath has been used as herbal medicine for the last 100 years, It has withstood the test of time and has established itself as a trusted herbal remedy for common ailments.
For the ease of web user we have divided the section into:
Benefits and uses of Zinda Tilismath
Active Ingredients of Zinda Tilismath- their established benefits
Benefits & Uses of Zinda Tilismath
ZINDA TILISMATH : can be used both internally and externally. (1 drop = o.o5ml approx)
When and How to use
Common Cold, Coryza (Blocked nose) & Cough
Take 10 drops of Zinda Tilismath twice a day. It can be taken with water, tea or coffee – It will also help if 10 Drops of Zinda Tilismath are rubbed on neck, chest & nose twice daily.
Sore Throat & For Symptoms Of Difficulty In Swallowing
Take 10 drops of Zinda Tilismath twice a day. In addition Paint the inside of Throat with swab dipped in ZINDATILISMATH.
Stomach troubles /Abdominal Discomfort
For symptoms like Indigestion, Constipation, Flatulence, Eructations (belching or burping) and Retching : Take 12 drops of “ZINDA TILISMATH” mixed with 1 oz water twice a day.
Diarrhea (Loose motions)
Mix 12 drops with 10 grams of butter or 50 grams curd and take twice a day at least an hour before food.
Breathing Trouble In Children
Mix 2 drops with Mother’s Milk and feed the child, with 6 drops of mixture and foment with warm cloth, repeat till relief. The above dosage is for children below 3 years.
Breathing Trouble In Adults
To help with symptoms of Wheezing, Bronchitis, Throat discomfort and Nasal congestion in addition to taking it orally as mentioned in Cough and Sore Throat section. Pour 20 drops of Zinda Tilismath in two glasses of hot water and inhale the vapour, this provides excellent relief of symptoms.
Rub 8 drops of Zinda Tilismath on the forehead. If necessary repeat after two hours.
Apply cotton swab soaked in “ZINDA TİLISMATH” to the affected part of the gum every two hours till pain subsides.
Clean the affected ear with warm water (avoid water entering the ear canal) and mix 6 drops of Zinda Tilismath with equal amounts of LUKEWARM coconut oil, drip it in the ear canal and plug with cotton. Note: Not to be used when there is discharge from the ear.
Affecting any part of the body i.e. Hands, Feet, Back, Knees etc. Rub few drops Zinda Tilismath on the effected part and for better results foment with warm cloth. If the pain is chronic, mix “ZINDA TILISMATH” with equal parts of paraffin(Kerosene oil) twice a day morning and evening, foment with warm cloth and bandage.
Itching & Eczema
3-4 drops of Zinda Tilismath mixed with petroleum jelly/emollient or moisturizing cream provides instant relief.
NOTE: Zinda Tilismath can be used during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Disclaimer – If any worsening of clinical condition and or if there is no improvement in symptoms, we advice seeing/speaking to a health practitioner.
Active Ingredients in Zinda Tilismath
Uses and Known Pharmacological Properties/Benefits
Eucalyptus Oil (EO) is the generic name for distilled oil from the leaf of Eucalyptus. It is endowed with antibacterial activities as well as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The eucalyptus used in herbal products is rich in 1,8-cineole.
Antimicrobial Activity of Eucalyptus.
Eucalyptus EO has antimicrobial activity against viruses, bacteria, yeasts, and filamentous fungi. Eucalyptus EO, rich in 1,8-cineole (88%), was active against HSV-1 in vitro. It was able to suppress viral multiplication by >96%. It also displayed 100% inhibitory activity at 3.1 µL/mL concentration against influenza virus A1/Denver/1/57 (H1N1) after 10 min exposure
Antibacterial activity has been determined to a much greater extent. It is active, for example, against bacteria such as Porphyromonas gingivalis and S. mutant, which cause periodontitis and other dental ailments. Therefore, its main component 1,8-cineole has been used in products for oral hygiene.
In the case of filamentous fungi, Martins et al.  have shown that eucalyptus EO is toxic for M. hiemalis Wehmer, Alternaria alternata (Fr.) Keissl, Penicillium glabrum (Wehmer), and Fusarium roseum.
The main form of menthol occurring in nature is (−)-menthol, which is assigned the (1R,2S,5R) configuration. Menthol has local anesthetic and counter-irritant qualities.
Menthol’s analgesic properties are mediated through selective activation of κ-opioid receptors.
Menthol due to its properties provides relief, it is used on the skin for relief of itching and provides soothing sensation and hence used in topical applications for muscle pain relief. In addition, it is also helpful in reducing throat irritation, helps clearing up a blocked nose.
It’s also known to have smooth muscle-relaxing properties and hence used for abdominal pain due to smooth muscle spasm as seen in IBS and conditions which can cause spasm of the small and large intestine (bowel). It also helps with symptoms of bowel and bladder irritation, urgency, and hesitancy triggered by abnormal smooth muscle contractions in the bowel and bladder.
Menthol is the major constituent of peppermint oil, an herbal preparation commonly used to treat nausea, spasms during colonoscopy, and irritable bowel disease. The present results suggest that menthol induces spasmolytic effects in human colon circular muscle inhibiting directly the gastrointestinal smooth muscle contractility, through the block of Ca2+ influx through sarcolemma L-type Ca2+ channels. (Amato, Antonella et al., 2014).
Thymol (also known as 2-isopropyl-5-methylphenol, IPMP) is a natural monoterpenoid phenol derivative of cymene, C10H14O, isomeric with carvacrol, found in oil of thyme, and extracted from Thymus vulgaris (common thyme), Ajwain. (Nagoor Meeran et al.).
It has been shown to possess various pharmacological properties including antioxidant, free radical scavenging, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antispasmodic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic and antitumor activities-he pharmacological properties of thymol and its multiple therapeutic actions against various cardiovascular, neurological, rheumatological, gastrointestinal, metabolic and malignant diseases at both biochemical and molecular levels. The noteworthy effects of thymol are largely attributed to its anti-inflammatory (via inhibiting recruitment of cytokines and chemokines), antioxidant (via scavenging of free radicals, enhancing the endogenous enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants and chelation of metal ions), antihyperlipidemic (via increasing the levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and decreasing the levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in the circulation and membrane stabilization) (via maintaining ionic homeostasis).
In human polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs), thymol (10 and 20 μg/ml) inhibited the synthetic chemotactic peptide N-formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine (fMLP)-induced release of elastase, a marker of inflammatory diseases and a serine proteinase released by activated human neutrophils in a concentration-dependent manner.
Thymol (25–200 mg/kg) was shown to modulate the immune system in cyclosporine-A treated Swiss albino mice by enhancing the expressions of cluster of differentiation 4 (CD4), cluster of differentiation 8 (CD8) and Th1 cytokines via upregulation of IFN-γ expression and enhanced secretion of interleukin-12 (IL-12).
Anti-microbial Properties: Thymol at 2.5 mM inhibits the growth of S. aureus, E. coli, and S. Typhimurium. Furthermore, a synergistic interaction was found for thymol with all antibiotics tested against E. coli, S. Typhimurium, S. aureus, and S. pyogenes (Palaniappan and Holley, 2010). Thymol ester derivatives were found to be more effective against streptococcus species (Mathela et al., 2010). Thymol was found to possess antibacterial activity against selected verocytotoxigenic E. coli (Rivas et al., 2010). Thymol (0.12%) possess antifungal activity against C. albicans MTCC 227 biofilm inhibition (Pemmaraju et al., 2013). Gelatin films containing different thymol concentrations (1–8%) produced inhibitory zones ranging from 30 to 46 mm against several bacteria. Thymol was more effective against Gram-positive strains (Kavoosi et al., 2013). Thymol (15 and 30 mg/kg) was shown to possess cytotoxic and antileishmanial activities in hamsters experimentally infected with Leishmania (Viannia) panamensis (Robledo et al., 2005). Thymol derivative named benzoyl-thymol was the best inhibitor (8.67 ± 0.28 μg/mL) against Leishmania infantum chagasi (de Morais et al., 2014).
It is a terpenoid, It is found in the wood of the camphor laurel (Cinnamomum camphora), a large evergreen tree found in Asia.
Camphor exhibits a number of biological properties such as insecticidal, antimicrobial, antiviral, anticoccidial, anti-nociceptive, anticancer and antitussive activities, in addition to its use as a skin penetration enhancer.
Antibacterial: Significant activity of the essential oil was noted against the Gram-positive bacteria, Enterococcus hirae, as well as against the fungi Candida albicans and Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Antiviral: Santolina insularis) essential oil, which is rich in camphor, deactivated herpes simplex type-1 (HSV-1) and type-2 (HSV-2) in vitro using plaque reduction assays with an IC50 value of 0.88 µg/mL for HSV-1 and 0.7 µg/mL for HSV-2. Reduction of plaque formation assays showed inhibition of cell-to-cell transmission of both HSV-1 and HSV-2 (Chen et al.).
The dyer’s alkanet or alkanet(Rang basa/ Ratan Jot ): is a herb in the borage family. Alkanna root can diminish the tight and slow mode of blood circulation which is the trigger of migraine and headache. By improving blood circulation, the headache will be relieved.
Alkanet root with its benefit as anti-inflammation also can be used to cure the inflammation of bones and muscles. It is traditionally used topically for the treatment of skin wounds and diseases. Orally, Alkanna root has been used for diarrhea and gastric ulcers. Alkanna root has demonstrated radical scavenging activity, suggesting potential anti-aging effects.
Farooky Tooth Powder
A Comprehensive Oral Hygiene Product
Farooky Tooth Powder was one of the additional products formulated soon after the inception of the Karkhana Zinda Tilismath and has been trusted by millions over the last 95 years.
It is not just a tooth powder but a complete oral hygiene product- Apart from cleaning teeth, it provides protection to the gums and oral mucosa.
The twelve natural ingredients present in Farooky tooth powder are known to have antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and antiviral properties.
This time tested product is formulated in such a way that it maintains perfect oral homeostasis of the right pH balance and anti-bacterial effect. These formulation targets microbes which are likely to cause dental cavities, while promoting the growth of helpful bacteria. As such, one will notice no change in the taste of food after its use as commonly felt after using toothpaste or other dental products that alter natural homeostasis.
We have listed all the ingredients present in Farooky Tooth Powder and their known benefits in relation to oral care.
Farooky Tooth Powder Ingredients
C. copticum or Ajwain belongs to the Apiaceae plant family and its most important constituents are thymol and carvacrol. It is known to have both Antimicrobial properties and helps in preventing dental cavities, in addition, to provide instant relief from tooth-ache.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum, and Cinnamon cassia), the eternal tree of tropical medicine, belongs to the Lauraceae family. Cinnamon has also been traditionally used as tooth powder and to treat toothaches, dental problems, oral microbiota, and bad breath.
Cloves are the aromatic flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae. Syzygium aromaticum extract and clove oil are known to have antimicrobial, local antiseptic, anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, and immuno-stimulating effects.
Clove is widely accepted as a reliable solution for dry socket and for relieving the pain and discomfort associated with various dental disorders.
Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, known as a peppercorn. Black pepper contains a chemical called piperine. This chemical seems to have many effects in the body. It seems to kill bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Piperine might also help with the absorption of some medications and protect against cancer.
According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, black pepper is an excellent source of vitamins such as thiamine, riboflavin, C, E, B6, and K. Moreover, it is also rich in minerals like zinc, sodium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, calcium. Black pepper has proven anti-inflammatory properties that are of great help in treating gum inflammation.
Seed pods of Amomum subulatum, also known as Black cardamom, help fight dental disorders which include teeth and gum infections, among other dental problems. They also possess a strong aroma that can help cure halitosis – more commonly known as bad breath.
Is a talc-schist, which is a type of metamorphic rock. It is composed largely of calcium and magnesium-rich minerals. The large quantity of calcium and magnesium protect teeth from mineral degradation.
Alum has antiseptic properties that help to fight against tooth decay. This further prevents cavities and strengthens the gums. Alum is an effective remedy for teeth and gum related problems. Alum helps to prevent tooth decay and also controls bleeding gums because of its Kashaya (astringent) property.
Tumar Beej (Zanthoxylum alatum seed)
Tumar Beej has been used as a herbal dental cleanser for a long time. The seed is known to prevent dental plaque, caries, pyorrhoea, and hypersensitivity of teeth.
Red Ochre (Geroo)
Purified Red Ochre, is known to help with the healing of ulcers and reduces gum bleeding.
The use of cardamom to treat bad breath and improve oral health is an ancient remedy. Cardamom extracts were effective in fighting five bacteria that can cause dental cavities.
Salt has been used as a dental care product since ancient times. It helps maintain oral pH and has antibacterial effects. In addition, salt acts as a catalyst and enhances the action of other ingredients.
Please see the benefits of eucalyptus oil in Zinda Tilismath section.
Sab se Tez
A time tested Herbal rub for muscle aches, joint aches, sprains, headache, and nasal decongestant. Specially packed to deliver potent pain relief.
Additional Use: Small amount of Zinda Balm on pimples help to ease pain and inflammation, thereby reducing the size of pimple and redness. Should not be used on open wounds.
Camphor products may also be used as a muscle rub. It may help to relieve muscle cramps, spasms, and stiffness.
Menthol (Satte Pudina)
Menthol is known as a counterirritant. It works by causing the skin to feel cool and then warm.
Eucalyptus Oil (Rogan-e-Nilgiri)
Eucalyptus has a cooling effect on muscles and reduces pain and inflammation. Mixed with the above ingredients it has deep penetrative action too help reduce inflammation to relieve pain.
Methyl Salicylate (Rogan-e-Gautheria)
Helps treat aches and pains of the muscles/joints Menthol and methyl salicylate are known as counterirritants. They work by causing the skin to feel cool and then warm. It is a well-established painkiller for arthritic pain.
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Amato, Antonella et al. “Effects of menthol on circular smooth muscle of human colon: analysis of the mechanism of action.” European journal of pharmacology 740 (2014): 295-301.
Nagoor Meeran, Mohamed Fizur, et al. “Pharmacological Properties and Molecular Mechanisms of Thymol: Prospects for Its Therapeutic Potential and Pharmaceutical Development.” Frontiers, Frontiers, 31 May 2017, www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphar.2017.00380/full.
Chen, Weiyang, et al. “Camphor-A Fumigant during the Black Death and a Coveted Fragrant Wood in Ancient Egypt and Babylon-A Review.” MDPI, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 10 May 2013, www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/18/5/5434/htm.
Assimopoulou, Papageorgiou. “Radical Scavenging Activity of Alkanna Tinctoria Root Extracts and Their Main Constituents, Hydroxynaphthoquinones.” Phytotherapy Research: PTR, U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2005, pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15852495/.