Manjishtha : Ayurveda's best kept skin secret

Manjishtha : Ayurveda's best kept skin secret

When you speak to an Ayurvedic expert and ask him to list his favourite Ayurvedic ingredient to beautify the skin, chances are he will mention Manjishtha owing to its reputation for being a 'depigmentor' and a strong anti-inflammatory agent.

Also known as Indian Madder, Manjishtha comes highly recommended to clear pigmentation and bring radiance to the skin. The roots of the plant have been used since ancient times to bring relief from skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis as well as conditions such as acne and breakouts. It is a known fact in Ayurveda circles, that when your skin is inflamed the best solution for it is Manjishtha, which is why all Ayurvedic remedies for the skin include this wondrous plant.

Some ancient Ayurvedic texts such as Charaka Samhita call Manjishtha, 'varnya' - one that improves the complexion - and similar to its external natural of being a creeper plant, the herb circulates easily within the human body improving the quality of blood, plasma and lymph. Rich in antioxidants and possessing strong radio protective properties, Manjistha is typically used in combination with other herbs for maximum effectiveness and is rarely used on its own because of its strong potency which can leave the skin inflamed if not used in correct proportions.

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