Aug 9, 2011


Medicinal Herbs as Cosmetics

IN Charakh Samhita, the sage Charakh stated numerous medicinal plants in Varnya Kashaya. The herbs mentioned can be used to obtain glowing complexion. Various herbs for which description and usage can be found in ayurvedic inscriptions are mentioned below:

• chandana
• Nagkeshara
• Padmak
• Khus
• Yashtimadhu
• Manjistha
• Sariva
• Payasya
• Seta (shweta durva)
• Lata (shyama durva)
There is also the mention of various herbs from Kushthagna Mahakashaya that are effective curatives for skin disorders. Few such herbs are:

• Khadira
• Abhaya
• Amalaki
• Haridra
• Bhallataka

• Saptaparna
• Aragvadha
• Karavira
• Vidanga
• Jati

Like the notifications of charak and other sages, Sushrut said that Eladi Gana contains:

Ela, tagar, kusstha, jatamansi, tvak, dhmamaka, patra, nagkeshar, priyangu, harenuka, vyaghranakha, shukti, stouneyaka, choraka, shriveshta, khus, goggol, sarjarasa, turushka, kundaru, agaru, ushira, devdaru, keshara, and padmakeshara. All these herbs can eliminate toxins from the body, clear the complexion that leads to a glow on the skin and alleviates puritus, kusstha and boils.

Shuddha Guggulu Capsules (Commiphora mukul)
Natural Remedies For Skin Care Neem Capsules (Azadirachta indica )
One of the most powerful blood purifiers and detoxifiers in Ayurvedic usage, Neem is often used to maintain healthy skin. There is plenty of scientific backup for Neem's immune enhancement properties as a booster of the macrophage's effectiveness. Neem is used for external applications in skin diseases. Scientific studies indicate that Neem boosts the immune system by energizing lymphocytes cells to respond to infection and other challenges to the body's immunity.

Shuddha Guggulu Capsules (Commiphora mukul): One of the most famous herbs in Ayurvedic medicine, Guggul possesses strong purifying and rejuvenating powers. It can cure Skin Diseases like Eczema, Skin Rashes and other skin problems.


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