A Blend of wholesome herbs and roots that detoxifies your body, liver and skin. These herbs help in cleansing your blood and lymphatic system, thus giving you smoother and more radiant skin.
Uses and Indications:
- Reduces Blemishes, ACNE and skin infections
- Purifies Blood and Lymph, improving circulation and cleanses toxins
- Contains antioxidants etc that help rejuvinate skin cells
- Combats microbial infections
- Cleanses your pores, detoxifies your epidermis and helps you with more luscious, radiant skin
Green Tea (Camellia sinensis)
Green Tea originates from China, and is known for its multifaceted health benefits. It is high in Anti-oxidants, catechamines, etc that are beneficial for overall health, well-being and rejuvenation. The most prominent polyphenol in Green Tea, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), is known to protect the DNA, and hence protects the skin from UV radiation and skin Cancer. Also, these polyphenols in Green tea are antibacterial, which helps with cleansing of pores and reduces acne.
Also, green tea is a naturally detoxifying, thus cleansing the body of toxins, and replacing them with nutrients and minerals that fortify the skin. Additionally, it has been shown that catechamines in Green Tea boost glutathione S-transferase (GST) enzymes. These enzymes essentially are ‘detoxification’ enzymes and help modify carcinogenic compounds and also expel toxins.
There is preliminary evidence that green tea may inhibit matrix metalloproteinases (MMP), the enzymes whose excessive activity contributes to age-related degradation of the skin matrix. In a 2009 in vitro (test tube) study, green tea extract was shown to inhibit two key subtypes of MMP, collagenase and elastase, thus possibly also helping with anti-aging.
Green tea and skin
Green Tea and Other Tea Polyphenols: Effects on Sebum Production and Acne Vulgaris
Calendula / English Marigold (Calendula officinalis):
Calendula, is a perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the Asteracae family, just as Daisies and chamomile. They are native mostly to Southwestern Asia, Western Asia, Europe, Macronesia and the Mediterranean. They typically produce Orange blossoms, with a very strong and distinct fragrance.
Calendula has been historically significant in medicine in many cultures. In some of the earliest medical writings, calendula was recommended for treating ailments of the digestive tract. It was used to detoxify the liver and gall bladder. The flowers were applied to cuts and wounds to stop bleeding, prevent infection and speed healing. Calendula was also used for various women’s ailments, in preventing cramps, and to treat a number of skin conditions.
Calendula Oil has been used as a topical ointment for skin afflictions, and is also used in pharmaceutical products to alleviate skin conditions such as acne, rash, psoriasis, infections, etc. It is quite potent as an antimicrobial and fungicidal agent.
The flowers of C. officinalis contain flavonol glycosides, triterpene oligoglycosides, oleanane-type triterpene glycosides, saponins, and a sesquiterpene glucoside. It is mostly the triterpines and saponins that have been found to be effective in skin protection and removal of toxins. The saponins also demonstrated an anti-tumeric effect, thus preventing cancereous growths.
The internal use of Calendula has been effective for digestive disorders where the tissues have become sore or broken, including serious conditions such as gastric and duodenal ulcers. It helps with cleansing the lymphatic system, and hence promotes better circulation, and provision of nutrients and minerals to skin tissue, even remote areas or areas where there are otherwise blockages. This is the primary cause of blemishes and patchy skin. Also, an overhaul of the lymphatic system helps with swollen glands, heavy rings under the eyes, poor healing from wounds or chronic infections as well as chronic fatigue.
Indian Madder / Manjishta (Rubia Cardifolia):
Indian madder, is a species of flowering plant in the coffee family, Rubiaceae. It has been cultivated for a red pigment derived from roots and is native mostly to India. It is a branched climber with bristles. Its roots are distinctively red, and contain the red pigment Alizarin. The other components of Manjistha include purpurin, munjistin, xanthopurpurin and pseudopurpurin.
Manjistha is used in Ayurveda, mostly as a Blood Purifier. It cools and detoxifies the blood, removes stagnant blood and dissolves obstructions in the blood flow. Studies have shown that it regulates blood pressure, blood vessel constriction and helps protect from blood clot formation, and is recommended to women as it helps alleviate menstrual pain, and also in regulating the menstrual cycle. Manjistha also promotes detoxification, mainly of the spleen, thus eliminating toxins in blood and helps in rebalancing and modulating the immune system. It has also been known to show antioxidant properties, which also contributes towards enhancing and rejuvenating skin. But the main mechanism in which manjistha works is by purifying the blood, it eliminates toxins and clots in the blood, hence improving circulation, and also revitalizing the skin cells.
Liquorice / Yasthimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra):
Glycyrrhiza glabra is a herbaceous perennial legume native to southern Europe and parts of India. The roots of this plant are sweet with a woody texture, and is used to make Liquorice candy. It is also used colloquially in India to soothe sore throat and other respiratory issues. The chief active ingredient in Liquorice is glycyrrhizinic acid, and is used in Ayurveda to aide bronchitis and viral infections. Liquorice is a potent expelorient and aides in detoxification. The extract of liquorice is reported to be an effective pigment lightening agent. It is the safest pigment-lightening agent known with least side effects, hence making it a very popular skin product in India.
Liquorice is also hepatoprotective. It aides mostly in the detoxification of liver, gall bladder as well as lymph, thus helping in producing lighter and clearer skin.