What is Manjistha?
Alternatively known as rubia cordifolia or Indian madder, manjistha has long been in use for the commercial purposes of its bright red hue. Its stems and roots are used to dye cloths and other articles red. Manjistha is a power player in the army of Ayurvedic concoctions. It is the unsung hero that isn't lauded enough for the bevy of health benefits it promises. Manjistha is predominantly linked to blood purification and facilitating smooth functioning of the lymphatic system. It is excellent for skin brightening and treating skin disorders.
Great for dry skin
Manjishta works wonders for people having dry skin. It calms and soothes flare-ups caused by dry skin. You can make a pack by using manjishta powder, honey, egg, and almond powder. This pack will soften dry skin and will also reduce flaking. This pack can also be used on dry hands.
Improves your color complexion
Manjistha forms a part of many ayurvedic formulations that are extremely beneficial for the skin. It is part of manjisthaditailam and kumkumaditailam, which are applied to get a glowing complexion, and also in kanaktailam, which fights premature aging and wrinkles. In Ayurveda, manjistha is described as having “varṇya” property, that is, it can improve your complexion and make it lustrous. Basically, powdered dry roots and stem of this plant are mixed with honey and applied to erase dark spots and give you an even-toned complexion. Studies show that manjistha might indeed have Mis htening effect. As we know a pigment known as melanin is responsible for our skin color, the more melanin you have, the darker your skin looks. Excessive deposits of melanin also lead to tan, freckles, brown spots, and hyperpigmentation disorders like melasma. If an uneven skin tone or blemishes are an issue you are dealing then manjistha can be helpful as it will reduce the melanin levels by inhibiting an enzyme known as tyrosinase which plays an important part in the productn of this pigment.
How to use?
Apply along with rose water.
Mix with honey applly for 15 mins and wash
Mix with yogurt and apply all over wash after 15 mins