Effective Herb for Skin and Body | Manjistha for Skin Whitening

Effective Herb for Skin and Body | Manjistha for Skin Whitening

What is Manjistha?

Manjistha is a well-known herb in Ayurvedic for cleansing blood and removing bacteria, toxins, and germs from the blood. Some studies show that Manjistha is beneficial to whiten the skin as it has antioxidants. You can lessen the inflammation, acne, and dry skin by applying Manjistha powder with honey on the required areas. This promotes digestion, liver and kidney health.

If you search Manjistha online, you will see the original name of this herb is Rubia cordifolia.

There are some different forms of Manjistha available easily in the market and there are two ways to consume it, orally and topically. For oral consumption, you can take it in powder form or capsule form, and topically you can use it by diluting the powder in some liquid like rose water or honey and you can use Manjistha oil directly.

Manjistha for Face

It is good for skin whitening and contains antioxidant properties which treat bacterial acne. The benefits of Manjistha for face glow and skin lightening were a secret magical remedy in old times.

Manjistha for Hair

Manjistha powder benefits for hair are well recognized; using Manjistha powder with carrier oil will rejuvenate your skin and hair follicles, making the hair smooth shiny and strengthening the roots of the hair. It has some antioxidant properties that prevent hair fall and promote hair growth. To use Manjistha for smooth and strong hairmake a paste of Manjistha leaves, apply it to your hair for 30 minutes, and rinse it off.

Benefits of Manjistha for Skin Whitening

  1. Reduction of Inflammation from the skin:

Rubia cordifolia for skin

Manjistha is a successful herb or spice used in handling and treating many kinds of skin problems. Any disproportionate problem in pitta ruins the blood and messes up its regular operation. This leads to skin concerns like redness and inflammation—Manjistha aids in disinfecting the blood and managing skin problems. Manjistha has anti-inflammatory characteristics that help combat redness, swelling, and inflammation from the skin and treat dry and irritated skin. You can treat eczema by applying Manjistha to the affected skin. It helps in lessening the blister and itchiness. Also, it leads to stopping the bleeding from the skin due to its healing characteristics. More importantly, Manjistha is beneficial to treat psoriasis.

How to consume it? Manjistha powder for skin is very beneficial. Take half a teaspoon powder of this herb and gulp it down with honey or water after your meal, so it will reduce the inflammation and purify the blood by lessening the other signs of skin issues. You can also use Manjistha Oil, apply 2-5 drops on the dry and rough area. Moreover, you can combine the powder with Coconut oil and use it one or two times a day to lessen the inflammation and treat eczema on the skin. You can do it again if you see any signs of other skin conditions.

2.   Healing of the wounds:

Manjistha is an effective herb for a faster healing process of the wounds as it lessens the swelling and lets the original shape of the skin turn back. You can apply it with coconut oil to cure the wounds rapidly.

How to use it? You can get half a teaspoon of Manjistha powder with coconut oil making it a paste and use it on the area that needs to be treated. Let it stay on the skin for four to five hours to accelerate the process of healing the wounds.

3.   Treatment of acne and pimples:

If you have a combination of Kapha and pitta dosha or problems kind of skin, so it is likely to be subjected to acne and pimples present on the skin. Following the Ayurvedic system, any problem in Kapha leads to the extra generation of oil on the skin leading to clogged pores and acne. This also results in the origin of whiteheads and blackheads on the face. Moreover, anything not balancing Pitta can result in papules, bumps, and swelled acne on the skin. Manjistha aids in regulating the Kapha and pitta by reducing the pores and inflammation. Manjistha also reduces bacteria, oil, and toxin that lead to lessening the acne occurred on the skin.

How to consume it? You can get half a teaspoon of Manjistha powder and combine it with honey and rose water making it a paste and use it on your acne and pimples. Leave it on for 2 hours and rinse your face thoroughly. You can apply this three a week to see the effective results for lessening acne and pimples on the skin.

4.   Diarrhea:

Manjistha is a great herb for handling Diarrhea. The cause of Diarrhea is unhealthy food, dirty water, germs, weak immune system, weak digestive system, and mental stress that lead in triggering Vata to form. This Vata lets the liquid pass into the intestine and combines it with the stool. This results in loose motions or causes Diarrhea. Manjistha helps in managing the Diarrhea by making the stool thick and lessening the motions.

How to use it? You can take half a teaspoon of Manjistha powder with honey and water after the meals to reduce the signs of Diarrhea.

Forms of Manjistha

·         Oil:

The topical application of Manjistha oil in massage is very beneficial and is used for full body brightening treatment in lower and rural areas. It is a very famous and affordable treatment for skin whitening for both men and women both and this form is only used topically.

·         Powder:

Use the powder of Manjistha with honey or rose water twice or thrice a week to lighten the dark skin and enhance the complexion. It is also used for full-body glow before any occasions or event women in the old era used this method to make their skin brighter and younger and this was the best method in old times for total body skin lightening. You can use the powdered form topically and orally in both ways.

·         Capsule:

Manjistha capsules are used for purifying the blood and are also known as a magical treatment for hormonal problems. It is also very beneficial for women suffering from PCOS; this form is taken orally.

Rubia cordifolia in Asia Region

Rubia Cardifolia is a climber herb found mostly in forests, and northern hilly areas of Pakistan, the other region where it is also found are India, China, Korea, and Japan. In Asia, Manjit is also used to dye wool, silk, and cotton garments. This medicinal plant in Pakistan is available online on Daraz and local herbal stores. In Pakistan, this herb is locally known as “Manjit”. It is used medically for many research purposes as well.

Excessive intake of Manjistha

An excessive amount of oral consumption of Manjistha powder can cause constipation and breastfeeding. Mothers should avoid it or consult their physicians.

In the old times, women used Manjistha oil and powder with honey to brighten the skin. But now, there are many full-body whitening products available easily and are very easy to use as well. That is why the use of the herbs is lower now, and many herbal serums are available and are in high demand in the market.

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