Ayurvedic herbs for Skin and Hair

by THE INDIAN SPOT

There is an age-old saying ‘glowing skin is the result of good quality Rasadhatu (body plasma tissue) and Raktadhatu (blood)’. In this context, no matter how much you bleach your face or use external make-up, your face will always look dull. That is why, it is rightfully said that healthy skin will always glow even if there is no make-up. Meet Ayurveda, the Vedic school of thought that makes skin and hair glowing from within. Here are some Ayurvedic herbs that will help you look and feel good.

Ayurvedic herbs for Skin and Hair

Ayurveda For Skin:
Chandan: Also called Sandalwood, Chandan has germicidal properties that help form an invisible protective film on the skin. This brings a favourable balance between the skin’s moisture content and surface oil, thereby beautifying the skin.

Haldi: Popularly known as Turmeric, Haldi is a powerful Antiseptic that works wonders in treating pimples and other skin problems. It also makes skin fair, clear and glowing.

Aloe Vera: Known for its skin nourishing and fairness properties, Aloe Vera or Ghritkumari relieves chapped lips, dry and itchy skin as well as minor infections, making the skin smooth, supple & younger looking.

Saffron: Kesar or Saffron is always known as a skin lightening agent. Place the saffron strands in water and let the yellowish golden colour evolve. Once it does, put some raw milk into it and apply on face. Wash with cold water after 15 minutes and see a sparkling glow on your face.

Kumkumadi Oil: Also known as kumkumadi tailam, the oil has a blend of 16 Ayurvedic ingredients that remove tan, blemishes and ugly marks from the skin. In short, it is a wonderful aid to fight pimples, acne and bringing out fairness in skin.

Ayurveda For Hair:
Bhringaraj: The king of herbs, Bhringaraj tel is said to nourish hair from the roots and enhance growth. Make a paste out of the plant leaves and apply it on the scalp for 10-15 minutes before washing them. If you find it a time-consuming effort, then use the readymade oil available in cosmetic stores.

Jatamansi: The Indian Spikenard, Jatamansi has the power to make your hair locks soft, silky and thick. Apply it directly on the scalp to get thick and voluminous strands.

Amla: It is a traditional bitter gooseberry famous in promoting overall health and enhancing beauty and memory. Eat raw amla each morning to stay agile and active or mix the dried amla powder in warm water and apply it to hair locks to get that sheen.

Methi: A sumptuous recipe in Indian kitchens, Methi is popular for hair growth too. To get luscious locks, grind dry roasted methi and put some warm water in it. Once the paste is done, apply it on hair for around 20 minutes and wash off.

How are you finding the efficacy and simplicity of Ayurveda Herbs? Embrace the ancient Ayurveda and see the compliments coming to you by the dozen.

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